Riverbed Receives Top Honors From CRN

Riverbed Receives Top Honors From CRN 
Company Receives 5-Star Partner Program Guide Recognition and Named
Channel Champion 
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/09/13 --  Riverbed
Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the application performance company, today
announced that the Riverbed(R) Partner Network (RPN) program has been
recognized by CRN with top honors. The program was awarded a 5-Star
Partner rating within CRN's 2013 Partner Program Guide and was also
recognized as a 2013 Channel Champion in the wide area network (WAN)
Optimization/WAN Acceleration category. To accelerate partnership
momentum, Riverbed has focused its program on offering tools,
resources, and profitability programs that enable its partner
ecosystem to sell a broad set of solutions that address the
ever-changing demands of modern IT architectures. 
Riverbed Partner Program Receives 5-Star Partner Program Rating
5-Star Partner Program rating recognizes an elite subset of Partner
Program Guide vendors who give solution providers the best partnering
elements in their channel programs. The CRN Partner Program Guide is
the definitive listing of manufacturers and software publishers that
service solution providers or provide products to the IT Channel. The
guide recognizes those vendors who have channel programs and derive a
portion of their sales through the indirect IT Channel. The list
methodology is based on objective criteria that takes into account
each vendor's investments in program offerings, partner
profitability, partner training, education and support, marketing
programs and resources, sales support and communication. Vendors are
assessed using information provided in their completed applications.  
"The companies listed in CRN's 2013 Partner Program Guide represent a
comprehensive list of the best channel programs in the market today,"
said Kelley Damore, senior vice president and editorial director, for
UBM Tech Channel's CRN. "The 5-star award is reserved for vendors
that understand that a successful partnership does not rely solely on
the technology. By offering their partners tools, education, and
regular updates, vendors on this list go above and beyond traditional
support to ensure a mutually beneficial partnership." 
Riverbed Named 2013 Channel Champion for WAN Optimizatio
annual Channel Champions awards are based on the results of a series
of surveys conducted with top solution providers; the awards are
presented to vendors receiving the best ratings in the areas of
technological satisfaction, support satisfaction, and financial
benefits. The CRN Channel Champions survey is the largest and
broadest-based technology integrator market study in the industry,
measuring the overall perceptions of vendor products and services by
IT solution providers. The end result is a list of the most
partner-friendly vendors in the channel, serving as a valuable
resource for technology integrators when evaluating vendors and their
programs. Riverbed was selected as the overall category winner for
the WAN optimization/WAN acceleration category. 
"Riverbed supports its partners with a value-based channel program
model, whereby we deliver innovative programs that develop, enable,
and engage our partner community to help them to grow their
business," said Michele Hayes, senior director, Global Channel
Programs and Strategy at Riverbed. "It is an honor to receive these
two industry awards, as it reinforces our commitment to working
together with our partners and equipping them with the relevant
performance solutions and programs they need to gain competitive
advantage and to effectively address the new demands being placed on
IT infrastructures today."  
The Riverbed Partner Network program is built around four key pillars
to ensure partner success -- 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.
During the past year, Riverbed introduced a new specialization
framework -- Technology Authorization Paths (TAPs) -- to ensure
partners are well versed on the full Riverbed performance platform
and prepared to help customers modernize their data centers. TAPs
empower Riverbed partners to build competency across one or many
Riverbed performance solutions and sell the solutions best suited for
their market expertise. Additionally, Riverbed introduced a new
partner training program and profitability program to drive continued
partner growth and product adoption. 
More than 22,000 organizations worldwide depend on Riverbed
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. 
Additional Resources 

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

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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
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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
tements. 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. 
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Alissa Vasilevskis
Riverbed Technology
Renee Lyall
Riverbed Technology
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