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Riverbed Technology

January 13, 2011 09:00 ET

Riverbed Wins Sixth Consecutive InfoWorld Technology of the Year Award for Best WAN Accelerator

InfoWorld Recognizes Riverbed Solution for Improved Flexibility, Ease-of-Use and Broad Application Support

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - January 13, 2011) - Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the IT performance company, today announced that its Steelhead® appliance running Riverbed Optimization System (RiOS®) 6.0 has been awarded IDG's InfoWorld 2011 Technology of the Year Award in the Best WAN Accelerator category. Riverbed® was selected for its improved flexibility, ease-of-use and broad application support. This marks the sixth consecutive time that Riverbed has received the magazine's prestigious Technology of the Year Award.

Selected by InfoWorld Test Center editors and reviewers, the awards identify the best and most innovative products on the IT landscape. Winners are drawn from all of the products tested during the past year, with the final selections made by InfoWorld's Test Center staff. All products reviewed by the Test Center are eligible to win.

More than 8,700 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 that can result in slow applications and file transfers caused by distance, distributed computing, and large amounts of data. 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 WAN optimization and network application performance visibility markets with new and innovative solutions for accelerating cloud storage and access to applications and data deployed in the public cloud.

"This recognition by InfoWorld is a testament to the value we continue to deliver to our customers by offering innovative new solutions that support their IT and business needs," said Eric Wolford, senior vice president of marketing and business development at Riverbed. "WAN optimization continues to be a strategic investment that eliminates performance barriers for enterprises and government organizations as they embark on critical IT initiatives, including the virtualization of data centers, branch office consolidation, and migration to public cloud environments." 

Riverbed's focus on delivering solutions that address the ever-changing needs of global organizations has led to the development of a comprehensive solution that provides LAN-like performance no matter where an employee or data is located. Building on the foundation of RiOS, the breadth of the Riverbed product family has expanded to provide organizations with unmatched performance for large-scale data center-to-data center replication, "local" performance for remote and mobile workers, and acceleration for private and public cloud environments. 

"Of all the products we tested in the past year, these are the ones that impressed us the most. Our Technology of the Year Award winners are not just the best products in their class, but the ones that are changing the way IT services are delivered and the way people work," said Doug Dineley, Executive Editor/Test Center, InfoWorld.

About InfoWorld Media Group
InfoWorld Media Group helps IT Decision Makers choose the right technology, within the context of a cohesive strategy for business impact at their organizations. InfoWorld identifies and promotes emerging technology segments that add unique value for the organizations that implement them, as well as the vendors that provide those solutions. Using an integrated communications approach including online, events, research, and a continued investment in an independent Test Center, InfoWorld analysts and editors provide hands-on analysis and evaluation, as well as expert commentary on issues surrounding emerging technologies and products. Visit InfoWorld at http://www.infoworld.com.

About International Data Group
International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events, and research company. IDG's online network includes more than 450 web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment and video games worldwide. IDG also publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers in 85 countries. IDG's media brands include CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, and PC World. IDG's lead-generation service, IDG Connect, matches technology companies with an audience of engaged, high-quality IT professionals, influencers, and decision makers. IDG is a leading producer of more than 750 technology-related events including Macworld Conference & Expo, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, Entertainment for All Expo (E for All), DEMO, Storage Networking World, and IDC Directions. IDC, a subsidiary of IDG, is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events. Over 900 IDC analysts in more than 90 countries provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends. Additional information about IDG, a privately held company, is available at http://www.idg.com.

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 October 28, 2010. 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 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 www.riverbed.com.

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