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Riverbed Technology

May 02, 2011 09:00 ET

Riverbed Named a Top Three Best Place to Work in the Bay Area

Company Recognized as a Best Place to Work Among Large Companies by San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - May 2, 2011) - Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the IT performance company, today announced that it ranked third among large companies on the San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal Best Places to Work in the Bay Area 2011 Awards list. Honorees received the designation based on employee assessment at companies in 12 counties around the greater Bay Area. Riverbed® was the highest ranking technology firm in this category.

The Best Places to Work awards recognize the top 125 employers in five categories based on company size. The large company category is defined as organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area with 501-1,500 employees. The assessment and resulting rankings of employers were based on a multiple choice survey taken by employees that provided feedback in categories that include employee engagement, communication strategies, management effectiveness, trust in leadership, compensation and benefits, and training and recognition, which were then tabulated by research firm Quantum Workplace.

At Riverbed, CEO Jerry Kennelly credits company success to a collaborative environment where traits such as openness, creativity and diversity are valued. From the beginning in 2002 as a small start-up through its growth into a global market leader, Riverbed has retained a flat management structure and the spirit of entrepreneurship that contribute greatly to the company's success. Riverbed has stayed true to its culture of encouraging employees to be innovative and to realize their professional goals.

"Mutual respect amongst and between the management and all the individual employees has led to a very collaborative environment where the entire staff is enabled and encouraged to make valuable contributions. This is fundamental to our success and one of our greatest strengths," said Kennelly. "We want our employees to grow with us as we continue to provide innovative, industry-leading solutions that our customers depend on. This is why our employees continue to say Riverbed is a great place to work."

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 hardware, software 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" performance, no matter where the private data center or public cloud may be. Riverbed continues building on its success in the wide area network (WAN) optimization and network application performance visibility markets with new and innovative solutions for accessing applications and data deployed in the public cloud and for accelerating cloud storage.

About Riverbed
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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