Riverbed Strengthens Commitment to Federal Market; Achieves Common Criteria Certification for Network Performance Management

Riverbed Strengthens Commitment to Federal Market; Achieves Common Criteria 
Certification for Network Performance Management Solution 
Riverbed Performance Management Addresses Key Federal Mandates by
Delivering Complete Network Visibility in Support of Data Center
Consolidation and Cloud First Initiatives 
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/16/13 --   Riverbed
Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the application performance company, today
announced that its Cascade(R) Profiler 9.6, Cascade Shark 9.6,
Cascade Gateway 9.6, and Cascade Pilot 9.6, from its Riverbed(R)
Performance Management (RPM) product family, have achieved an EAL3+
certification under the Common Criteria for Information Technology
Security Evaluation and Certification Scheme (CCS). With the
achievement of Common Criteria certification, Riverbed addresses
critical assessment and validation under the Federal Data Center
Consolidation Initiative (FDCCI) and Cloud First mandates and
demonstrates the company's commitment to providing the highest level
of independently verified information assurance to its customers and
The Riverbed Performance Management (RPM) product family delivers the
complete performance management needed by government agencies to
quickly map IT assets and applications and reduce risks incurred
during infrastructure consolidation or cloud migration. Riverbed
Performance Management (RPM) solutions help federal agencies and
enterprises to streamline application and performance management and
assure security compliance while delivering mobile and global IT
flexibility, end-user experience monitoring and end-to-end network
Common Criteria is an internationally recognized set of guidelines
(ISO 15408), which define a common framework for evaluating security
features and capabilities of Information Technology security
products. The standard consists of several predetermined evaluation
assurance levels, each one more stringent than the last. The
resulting certification report demonstrates conformance to the Common
Criteria standard. Information assurance certification of products is
mandated by the United States government for federal information
technology purchases for national security systems and Common
Criteria meets the information assurance certification requirement. 
To comply with the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative
(FDCCI) and the Cloud First policy, government agencies are
consolidating their data centers, developing a cloud environment, and
centralizing at least three traditionally independent IT services.
Riverbed Performance Management (RPM) products are widely deployed
across major civilian and defense agencies and they deliver the
critical Department of Defense (DoD) assessment and validation
required for federal government application-aware network performance
management. This certification makes it easier for federal customers
to purchase and deploy Riverbed Performance Management (RPM)
solutions as it reduces the need for customers to conduct their own
Riverbed Performance Management (RPM) enables government agencies to
significantly reduce the risk of network outages during
infrastructure consolidation or migration to cloud environments by
providing the automated analytics and predictive insight to
understand the network impact on application performance,
transactions, and end-user experience. Moreover, security concerns
are driving the adoption of application-aware network performance
technologies included in Riverbed Performance Management (RPM) such
as network behavioral analytics for real-time anomaly detection,
dependency mapping to reduce risk from change, and top-down
troubleshooting for faster diagnosis of performance problems.
Riverbed Performance Management (RPM) products combine simultaneous
packet and flow data with discovery and dependency mapping so that
government agencies cannot only be alerted to problems but also
identify their root cause. These capabilities are critical for public
and government entities to make more informed decisions, accelerate
problem identification and resolution and mitigate risk during data
center consolidation, disaster recovery or cloud migration projects.  
"Government enterprises face a unique set of challenges when it comes
to security and managing network and application performance and
delivering a quality user experience," said William Hartwell, vice
president, Federal at Riverbed. "With this latest certification and
others, including our FIPS 140-2 validation, we're assuring federal
agencies of the highest levels of security and ensuring that they
aren't forced to make tradeoffs for performance. Riverbed Performance
Management (RPM) continues to lead the industry in helping numerous
federal and civilian agencies meet key federal mandates." 
Many government agencies and associated civilian agencies are
required by the National Information Assurance Acquisition Policy,
NSTISSP No. 11, to purchase only those commercial security products,
which have met specified third-party assurances and have been tested
by an accredited national laboratory. This requirement is to ensure
delivery of an approved, interoperable and secure platform for
predicting network and application failures or performance issues.
Riverbed engaged the services of Corsec Security, Inc. for assistance
through the rigorous process of Common Criteria certification.  
"Riverbed's pursuit and achievement of an EAL 3+ Common Criteria
certification demonstrates their focus and determination to provide
their customers with a high-level of security," said Matthew Appler,
CEO of Corsec Security.  
In addition to completing Common Criteria EAL 3+ certification, the
certified Cascade 9.6 Riverbed Performance Management (RPM) products

--  Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 validation
--  Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs) validation -- a
    methodology for standardized secure installation and maintenance of
    computer software and hardware

Additional Resources 

--  Cascade Federal Solutions Overview
--  Cascade Family Overview
--  Facebook
--  LinkedIn
--  Riverbed Blog
--  Riverbed Community
--  Twitter (@Riverbed)
--  YouTube

Forward Looking Statements
 This press release contains forward-looking
statements, including statements relating to the expected demand for
Riverbed's products and services and statements regarding the
potential impact of federal security validations on the purchasing
process. 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-Q filed with the SEC on May 3, 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. 
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. 
Lori Bertelli
Riverbed Technology
Renee Lyall
Riverbed Technology
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