Riverbed Named Technology of the Year for Best WAN Accelerator by InfoWorld for Seventh Consecutive Time

Riverbed Named Technology of the Year for Best WAN Accelerator by InfoWorld for 
Seventh Consecutive Time 
Riverbed Steelhead WAN Optimization Appliance Running RiOS 7.0
Recognized for Added UDP, Citrix ICA, IPv6, Kerberos and Video Stream
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/19/13 --  Riverbed Technology
(NASDAQ: RVBD), the application performance company, today announced
that it has been awarded IDG's InfoWorld 2013 Technology of the Year
Award for Best WAN Accelerator for Steelhead(R) wide area network
(WAN) appliance running Riverbed Optimization System (RiOS(R)) 7.0.
Selected for the seventh consecutive time, the Riverbed(R) WAN
optimization solution enables businesses to run faster and more
efficiently, delivering consistent service levels to end users and
cutting the costs of IT infrastructure. In the review, Steelhead
appliances running RiOS 7.0 were specifically recognized for their
added support for UDP, Citrix ICA, IPv6, end-to-end Kerberos and
video stream splitting. Additionally, RiOS 7.0 was given the
distinction of Editor's Choice and a high score of 9.1 out of 10 in
the WAN Accelerator category.  
Riverbed Granite also won the InfoWorld Technology of the Year. More
details can be found here:
"We are thrilled to receive this recognition by InfoWorld for best
WAN accelerator for the seventh consecutive time," said John Martin,
senior vice president, product management at Riverbed.
"Hypercovergence and new data center architectures are transforming
the way global organizations are doing business, demanding innovative
WAN optimization solutions that address the performance challenges of
today and the future. As organizations of all sizes embark on IT
initiatives such as consolidation and virtualization to build hybrid
and software-defined data center architectures, Riverbed continues to
step up to the plate to help eliminate performance barriers, which
enable organizations to maximize the expected benefits such as cost
efficiency, manageability and flexibility."  
Selected by InfoWorld Test Center editors and reviewers, the annual
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. 
In the review, product reviewer Keith Schultz noted that "performance
proved top-notch, as always, and the reporting engine gives admins
all the information they could want." He later stated "there are a
number of other vendors with good all-around solutions, but few come
close to what Riverbed offers." Schultz concludes that "with each new
release, Riverbed continues to define what a WAN optimization
solution should be." 
Steelhead appliances enable increased architectural flexibility and
reduced costs while also enhancing the user experience no matter
where they are located. In RiOS 7.0, the software that powers the
market-leading WAN optimization solutions, Riverbed broadened the
support for key enterprise applications and extended its leadership
in delivering speed, scale, simplicity and security to the globally
connected enterprise. In this release, Riverbed added support for
UDP, Citrix ICA, IPv6, end-to-end Kerberos and live video stream
splitting via HTTP, as noted by InfoWorld. Additional features
include QoS, scale and security enhancements, and integrated
Cascade(R) Shark functionality into the Steelhead appliance to
deliver on-demand packet capture and analysis, allowing customers to
leverage their Steelhead appliance for branch monitoring and
More than 22,000 organizations worldwide depend on Riverbed to
understand, optimize and consolidate their IT infrastructure, through
solutions that overcome performance issues caused by distance,
distributed computing, and ever increasing amounts of data. As IT
organizations embark on strategic initiatives to virtualize,
consolidate and migrate workloads into cloud environments, users are
moved farther from their data. Slow applications, slow file transfers
and inefficient websites can negatively impact the performance and
success of these initiatives. Riverbed transforms IT performance by
providing solutions spanning WAN optimization, edge virtual server
infrastructure (edge-VSI), application-aware network performance
management, application performance management, application delivery
controllers, web content optimization (WCO), and cloud data
protection. By providing the broadest portfolio of performance
solutions that deliver anywhere, any-application optimization,
Riverbed enables organizations to increase productivity and
efficiency, while enhancing business resilience and controlling
Additional Resources 

--  Facebook
--  LinkedIn
--  Riverbed Blog
--  Riverbed Community
--  Twitter (@Riverbed)
--  YouTube

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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. 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-K filed with
the SEC on February 15, 2013. 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
About Riverbed
 Riverbed delivers application 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 www.riverbed.com. 
Riverbed and any Riverbed product or service name or logo used herein
are trademarks of Riverbed Technology, Inc. All other trademarks used
herein belong to their respective owners. 
Jin Woo
Riverbed Technology
Renee Lyall
Riverbed Technology
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