SOURCE: Riverbed Technology

Riverbed Technology

October 07, 2009 09:00 ET

Riverbed Strengthens Commitment to Federal Market With Key DoD Assessment

Riverbed Successfully Completes Rigorous DISA Joint Interoperability Test Command Assessment

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - October 7, 2009) - Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the IT infrastructure performance company for networks, applications and storage, today announced that its award-winning WAN optimization solutions have undergone successful assessment by the Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC). JITC, a military organization under the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and the Department of Defense (DoD), conducts security and interoperability testing of national security systems and information technology systems hardware, software and components. Riverbed® underwent the JITC testing process in order to comply with the requirements of its DoD customers and also to provide independent third party assurance that it complies with the highest standards of security within its WAN optimization solution. In addition, JITC testing can speed the purchasing process by limiting or, in some cases, eliminating the need for the DoD and its partners to endure lengthy interoperability and assurance testing.

Federal enterprises are required to meet security and interoperability mandates. JITC testing is intended to enable the rapid deployment of interoperable and operationally effective Information Technology (IT) and National Security Systems (NSS). Riverbed has undergone both information assurance (IA) and interoperability (IO) assessment at the JITC. "By going through the JITC assessment for its WAN optimization solutions, Riverbed is assisting its federal customers in evaluating and acquiring Riverbed's industry-leading WAN optimization solutions," said David Phelps, Chairman & CEO of Merlin International, an IT solutions provider that specializes in delivering technology solutions and services for a broad range of federal agencies.

Riverbed WAN optimization solutions enable enterprises within the federal market to overcome a wide range of IT infrastructure performance bottlenecks, including poor application performance, slow database backups and insufficient bandwidth at remote sites. By speeding the performance of applications between data centers, remote offices and mobile users, in some cases by up to 100 times, the Riverbed award-winning Steelhead® products enable IT consolidation, improved backup and replication processes to ensure data integrity, and improved staff productivity and collaboration.

To further its support for federal enterprises, Riverbed continues to work on additional important federal security standards. Riverbed is currently in the process of seeking Federal Information Processing Standards Publications (FIPS) 140-2 Validation and is also officially in evaluation for an EAL4+ certification under the Canadian Communications Security Establishment's (CSE) Common Criteria Evaluation and Certification Scheme (CCS). FIPS 140-2 and Common Criteria evaluations are mandated for commercial information security products purchased by the U.S. government for use in national security systems. Riverbed's investment in these evaluations illustrates the company's commitment to providing the highest information assurance to its customers and partners.

"Delivering the highest levels of security to our customers and ensuring that they aren't forced to trade security for performance is a priority for Riverbed. Enhanced security features in Riverbed's products include SSL acceleration, SMB signing and encryption for MAPI," said William Hartwell, general manager and senior director of Riverbed's federal markets division. "We understand how important it is for the federal market to comply with security and interoperability standards. Riverbed is committed to providing federal enterprises the necessary tools to quickly and seamlessly implement our technology across their complex networks."

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements relating to the expected demand for Riverbed's products and services, statements regarding Riverbed's ability to successfully complete additional federal security evaluations, 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 July 30, 2009. 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.

About Riverbed

Riverbed Technology is the IT infrastructure performance company. The Riverbed family of wide area network (WAN) optimization solutions liberates businesses from common IT constraints by increasing application performance, enabling consolidation, and providing enterprise-wide network and application visibility -- all while eliminating the need to increase bandwidth, storage or servers. Thousands of companies with distributed operations use Riverbed to make their IT infrastructure faster, less expensive and more responsive. Additional information about Riverbed (NASDAQ: RVBD) is available at

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