Riverbed Worldwide Channel Sales Executive Recognized as One of UBM Tech Channel's CRN 2013 Channel Chiefs

Riverbed Worldwide Channel Sales Executive Recognized as One of UBM Tech 
Channel's CRN 2013 Channel Chiefs 
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/08/13 --   Riverbed
Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the application performance company,
announced today that Randy Schirman, senior vice president of
Worldwide Channel Sales, has been named one of UBM Tech Channel's CRN
2013 Channel Chiefs. This list of the most influential and powerful
leaders in the IT channel recognizes those executives directly
responsible for driving channel sales and growth within their
organization, while evangelizing and defending the importance of the
channel throughout the entire IT Industry. 
As a three-time Channel Chief, Schirman is being recognized for
leading the worldwide channel sales strategy at Riverbed and driving
continued channel growth year over year. To open up new business
opportunities for partners, Schirman helped introduce new training
and specialization focus areas across the full suite of Riverbed
performance solutions as well as enhanced profitability and lead
generation programs, resulting in increased partner revenue. During
2012, 2500 partner representatives were trained online and more than
4000 customers and partners received education on the company's full
suite of performance solutions through the global Riverbed
Performance Summit roadshow. 
"During the past year, we made significant investments in new
programs and tools to help our partners deliver performance solutions
that provide high value to their customers," said Schirman. "We
continue to invest in our partners' success with new programs and
enablement offerings that can help them serve new markets. This
allows them to provide key performance improvements to customers
re-architecting their IT to take advantage of software-based and
cloud centric models." 
The Riverbed Partner Network is built around five key pillars to
ensure partner success -- capacity, competency, engagement,
marketing, and profitability. It is a comprehensive program designed
to provide growth and profitability for each type and size of
Riverbed partner, including distributors, global partners, large
account resellers, as well as enterprise and small/medium enterprise
solution providers.  
"Growing a world class 
partner network has always been a key priority
for Riverbed, and year over year our partners continue to grow with
us and help our customers implement strategic IT initiatives," said
Dave Peranich, president of worldwide field operations at Riverbed.
"This award is not only recognition of Randy's ability to lead
strategic partner programs, but is also a reflection of our partners'
success in delivering significant value for our customers."  
For over ten years, Channel Chiefs were selected by the CRN editorial
team based on channel experience, program innovations, channel-driven
revenue, and public support for the importance of IT Channel Sales. 
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, storage delivery,
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 costs. 
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
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herein belong to their respective owners. 
About UBM Tech Channel (www.ubmchannel.com) 
UBM Tech Channel, a UBM company, is the premier provider of IT
channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and
marketing services. With over 30 years of experience and engagement,
UBM Tech Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute
integrated solutions for technology executives managing partner
recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to
accelerate technology sales. To learn more about UBM Tech Channel,
visit us at: www.ubmchannel.com.  
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Forward Looking Statements 
This press release contains forward-looking statements, including
statements relating to Riverbed's ability to meet the needs of its
customers, the expected demand for Riverbed's products and services
and anticipated investments in channel programs. 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-loo
king 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 19, 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
Alissa Vasilevskis
Riverbed Technology
Renee Lyall
Riverbed Technology
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