Riverbed Automates and Streamlines End-User Experience Monitoring

Riverbed Automates and Streamlines End-User Experience Monitoring 
New Capabilities Delivered by the Integration of Riverbed Application
Performance Management and Application Delivery Controller Solutions 
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/02/13 --   Riverbed
Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the application performance company, today
announced new capabilities for end-user experience monitoring with
the integration of Riverbed(R) OPNET AppResponse Xpert(R)
BrowserMetrix(TM) and Stingray(R) Traffic Manager application
delivery controller (ADC) solutions. This integration allows
developers and application support teams to simplify and automate the
process of gaining visibility into end-user experiences without
modifying the application or deploying additional agents. This
integration was made possible by Riverbed's recent acquisition of
OPNET Technologies, Inc.  
A recent Gartner report(1) states that as applications are consumed
with different types of devices and via different types of
connectivity, the monitoring of end-user experiences is critical to
gauging the satisfaction of the delivery of the application to the
user. According to the report, content optimization technologies
should automatically profile and analyze the device being used and
apply specific optimization techniques for the device. The report
also notes that increasing infrastructure complexity demands
automated monitoring and managing of infrastructures to provide
reliable application delivery.  
The integration of Riverbed's application performance management
(APM) and ADC solutions automates the process of deploying and
managing end-user experience (EUE) monitoring. Traditionally, this
process required either the deployment of agents to end-user devices
or modifying application code. Deploying agents is complex and
challenging because of the great diversity of end-user platforms and
not even possible for customers' application users who are outside
the control of the IT team. Modifying application code involves
lengthy deployment times and makes it difficult to keep pace with
application changes. OPNET AppResponse Xpert BrowserMetrix and
Stingray Traffic Manager work together to deliver the same visibility
and data collection as agents or code modification without the
corresponding challenges. 
"Dynamic environments and the increasing demand for better
application experiences require application delivery controllers and
active management to ensure acceptable performance," according to
Jonah Kowall and Joe Skorupa, authors of the Gartner report.
"Operating this increasing scope of technology responsibilities
requires a move toward tools that can correct and optimize the
infrastructure."  
OPNET AppResponse Xpert BrowserMetrix leverages lightweight
JavaScript instrumentation to monitor the true end-user experience
for web-based applications. Stingray Traffic Script enables the
automatic injection of this JavaScript code, in mid-stream, without
requiring modification to the application itself. As a result,
Stingray Traffic Manager simplifies the deployment and management of
instrumentation, allowing even applications that are frequently
updated to be monitored without disruption.  
"By leveraging the combined features of our application performance
management solutions with our application delivery offering,
enterprises can obtain a complete solution for analyzing and
accelerating web application performance," said Eric Wolford,
president of Riverbed Products Group. "This is another example of
Riverbed's vision of the Performance Platform, where technologies
work together to deliver the performance users demand with the
insight and control that IT needs to be successful." 
Additional Resources 


 
--  Stingray Traffic Manager Overview
--  OPNET AppResponse Xpert Overview
--  Facebook
--  LinkedIn
--  Riverbed Blog
--  Riverbed Community
--  Twitter (@Riverbed)
--  YouTube

  
1) ADCs and APM Solutions Will Combine to Optimize Delivery
Intelligence, Jonah Kowall, Joe Skorupa, October 18, 2012 
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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
time. 
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. 
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MEDIA CONTACT
Alissa Vasilevskis 
Riverbed Technology 
415-486-7908
alissa.vasilevskis@riverbed.com 
INVESTOR RELATIONS CONTACT
Renee Lyall
Riverbed Technology
415-247-6353
renee.lyall@riverbed.com 
 
 
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