SOURCE: Riverbed Technology

Riverbed Technology

May 03, 2011 09:00 ET

Riverbed Integrates Cascade Profiler and CACE Technologies Product Lines

Network Performance Management Solution Offers Complete Top-Down Visibility, From High-Level Business Views to Packet-Based Transaction Analysis

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - May 3, 2011) - Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the IT performance company, today introduced an enhanced architecture for its Cascade® network performance management (NPM) solution that fully integrates the application-aware NPM functionality of Cascade Profiler™ with the Cascade Shark™ network traffic recording appliance and Cascade Pilot™ network analysis software. This new integrated architecture gives customers robust real-time network and application performance analytics, resulting in complete top-down visibility into their network and applications. With this announcement, Cascade is the only NPM solution on the market that fully consolidates real-time business-level performance views with packet-level analysis all in a single data set that users can seamlessly navigate in order to quickly and accurately diagnose and troubleshoot network and application performance problems.

The enhanced Cascade solution seamlessly integrates the Shark and Pilot products acquired in Riverbed's October 2010 acquisition of CACE Technologies. Cascade Shark appliance and Cascade Pilot software provide a modern, cost-effective packet capture and analysis solution that adds retrospective and real-time packet-level analysis capabilities to the Cascade product line. "The integration of Cascade Profiler with the Shark and Pilot products is a natural evolution of Riverbed's NPM solution. These products extend Cascade's ability to examine the traffic crossing the network for a deeper, more robust view of network and application performance and the troubleshooting of difficult problems," said Jim Frey, managing research director, Enterprise Management Associates.

Additionally, Cascade is the first NPM solution to be fully integrated with Wireshark®, the world's most popular network protocol analyzer. Wireshark integration enables Riverbed® customers to leverage their existing packet analysis skills and benefit from the wide protocol support and open nature of this popular, community-driven tool.

"Pacific Dental Services relies on Cascade to provide real-time reporting at any level on conversations and end-to-end application performance throughout our 242 sites. When problems arise, Cascade is always the first -- and usually only -- resource needed to gain visibility into the network. On many occasions, Cascade has enabled us to resolve network or application problems in less time than it took to submit a help ticket. There is no way I could manage our challenging environment without Riverbed Cascade," said Jason Irby, network administrator, Pacific Dental Services.

Troubleshooting Problems with Top-Down Visibility
To help IT organizations achieve a greater understanding of network and application performance, the new integrated Cascade solution is the only NPM solution that provides users with real-time analytics of both Netflow and packets, resulting in enhanced top-down visibility into network and application performance, enabling organizations to easily pinpoint and diagnose performance problems. Cascade's simple, easy-to-understand interface provides a high-level view of the network that indicates where problems are located, and enables users to zoom in down to the packets for an individual transaction within a unified interface for accelerated troubleshooting.

"Cascade customers have turned to Riverbed to help them better understand how to deliver high-performance IT services to their organizations. This solution offers customers a unique, seamless approach to quickly diagnose, troubleshoot and resolve network problems and deliver these essential IT services to keep the business running productively and improve the user experience," said Apurva Davé, vice president of product marketing at Riverbed.

Riverbed Cascade provides customers with enterprise-wide application performance analysis, discovery and dependency mapping as well as proactive alerts on network and application performance bottlenecks. Cascade collects network traffic data and provides an application-level view of all network resources and locations, giving network administrators the business context they need to monitor critical IT services and provide executive-level reporting. With Cascade, Riverbed customers are able to easily troubleshoot performance issues, dramatically reducing downtime for business-critical applications.

More than 13,000 organizations worldwide, across a wide range of markets, depend on Riverbed to understand, optimize and consolidate their IT infrastructure. Riverbed delivers appliance-based and virtualized solutions that overcome performance issues caused by distance, distributed computing, and ever increasing amounts of data. Virtualization, consolidation and cloud computing promise huge cost savings and improved efficiencies, but as users move farther from their data, slow applications and file transfers can stall these strategic initiatives. Riverbed delivers to the remote office and mobile workers the same "local area network (LAN)-like" performance, no matter where the private data center or public cloud may be. Riverbed continues building on its success in the WAN optimization and application-aware network performance management markets with new and innovative solutions for accelerating cloud storage and access to applications and data deployed in the public cloud.

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Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements relating to the expected demand for Riverbed's products and services, and statements relating to Riverbed's ability to meet the needs of distributed organizations. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, as well as assumptions that, if they do not fully materialize or prove incorrect, could cause our results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties that could cause our results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements include our ability to react to trends and challenges in our business and the markets in which we operate; our ability to anticipate market needs or develop new or enhanced products to meet those needs; the adoption rate of our products; our ability to establish and maintain successful relationships with our distribution partners; our ability to compete in our industry; fluctuations in demand, sales cycles and prices for our products and services; shortages or price fluctuations in our supply chain; our ability to protect our intellectual property rights; general political, economic and market conditions and events; and other risks and uncertainties described more fully in our documents filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission. More information about these and other risks that may impact Riverbed's business are set forth in our Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on April 29, 2011. All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to us as of the date hereof, and we assume no obligation to update these forward-looking statements. Any future product, feature or related specification that may be referenced in this release are for information purposes only and are not commitments to deliver any technology or enhancement. Riverbed reserves the right to modify future product plans at any time.

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Riverbed delivers performance for the globally connected enterprise. With Riverbed, enterprises can successfully and intelligently implement strategic initiatives such as virtualization, consolidation, cloud computing, and disaster recovery without fear of compromising performance. By giving enterprises the platform they need to understand, optimize and consolidate their IT, Riverbed helps enterprises to build a fast, fluid and dynamic IT architecture that aligns with the business needs of the organization. Additional information about Riverbed (NASDAQ: RVBD) is available at

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