Riverbed Adds Respected Industry Analyst Robert Whiteley to Executive Team

Riverbed Adds Respected Industry Analyst Robert Whiteley to Executive Team 
Whiteley Brings Unparalleled Expertise in Operational Excellence to
Marketing Team 
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/20/13 --   Riverbed
Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the application performance company,
announced today that Robert Whiteley has joined the company as Vice
President of Product Solutions Marketing. Whiteley joins Riverbed(R)
after 10 years at Forrester Research as industry analyst, research
director, and operations effectiveness leader. As Riverbed continues
to build a world-class team to expand its leadership, Whiteley will
employ his deep understanding of IT requirements gained in thousands
of customer meetings to address the varied needs of Riverbed's
As the lead of product solutions marketing, Whiteley will identify
customers' most pressing business and IT problems as they transform
their data centers. He will help customers solve these challenges and
show how they can achieve better, faster outcomes with solutions from
Riverbed and its partners. He will unlock the value of customer
stories that prove the business value of a comprehensive solution and
identify best practices that enable other organizations to achieve
similar results. 
"Robert brings a depth of industry and customer specific experience
that is unmatched. His ability to identify our customers' key
business and technology challenges and articulate the best Riverbed
solutions will be key in our efforts to expand our position as the
leader in performance management," said David Greene, chief marketing
officer, Riverbed.  
Most recently Whiteley held the position of Vice President of
Operational Effectiveness at Forrester Research where he supervised
the quality and consistency of the firm's research. In his 10 years
at Forrester, Whiteley held several other positions including
Principal Analyst and Vice President/Research Director where he was
responsible for driving his department's research agenda and writing
industry reports on areas such as networking, infrastructure and
application delivery. Whiteley also worked directly with end-user
organizations as a consultant on vendor selection and architectural
review. As Vice President of Portfolio Management and Strategy,
Whiteley undertook a solution strategy and management role, helping
to bring Forrester's playbooks to market. For this he led all aspects
of strategy, change management, and business transformation. He
received his B.S. degree in computer engineering from Tufts
"Users are increasingly dependent on technology, specifically
applications and data, to remain productive. As IT continues
transforming their data centers to meet rapid changes in user
requirements, performance becomes the central issue. Riverbed has
demonstrated that they can provide unparalleled performance
management solutions whether it's application or network, on premise
or in the cloud. I look forward to helping our customers realize even
greater IT performance improvements and cost savings," said Whiteley. 
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. 
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 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
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