Riverbed Recognized as Sole "Visionary" in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Delivery Controllers

Riverbed Recognized as Sole "Visionary" in Gartner Magic Quadrant for 
Application Delivery Controllers 
Riverbed Stingray Recognized for its Ability to Execute and
Completeness of Vision 
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 11/07/13 --  Riverbed
Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the application performance company,
announced today that the Riverbed(R) Stingray(R) product family has
been positioned by Gartner as the only vendor in the Visionaries
quadrant of the 2013 "Magic Quadrant for Application Delivery
Controllers (ADC)" report. The entire report, authored by Mark Fabbi,
Neil Rickard, Bjarne Munch and Andrew Lerner, and published on
October 30, 2013, can be viewed at:
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Businesses and service providers face growing challenges in
delivering reliable application performance for websites, portals and
cloud applications across today's complex and global IT environments.
The Application Delivery Controller is "a key component within
enterprise data center architectures," states the report, because it
"effectively bridges the gap between the application and traditional
packet-based network technologies." By bridging this gap, ADCs
"provide asymmetric functions that optimize enterprise applications
as they are delivered to users across various internal and external
networks and access methods."  
Riverbed's Stingray family of products is designed to provide
visibility and control of traffic to and from applications. With a
comprehensive set of application delivery technologies, Stingray
allows customers to create, manage and deliver Layer 7 services
faster, cheaper, with greater control and the best possible user
experience. Typically, ADCs are deployed in a model of "one
application per ADC box" or as part of a shared ADC infrastructure
supporting the demands of multiple applications. Riverbed's unique
approach automates the deployment, licensing and metering of
application delivery services, making possible an "ADC per
application" delivery model in which costs for ADC-as-a-Service can
be allocated to each client application. This unique approach reduces
costs and time to productio
n while enabling rapid change and scale
for data center applications. 
"Riverbed is proud to be recognized again as a visionary in the ADC
market," said Jeff Pancottine, senior vice president and general
manager of the Stingray application delivery business unit at
Riverbed. "Since we launched the Stingray product suite, we've
focused on technology and business transformation for customers that
harness the power of virtualized datacenters and the cloud. Our
innovative hyper-elastic application delivery platform is an
important step to give IT localized control on a global scale." 
More than 23,000 organizations worldwide depend on Riverbed to
understand, optimize and consolidate their IT infrastructure, with
solutions that overcome performance issues caused by distance,
distributed computing, and ever increasing amounts of data. Riverbed
solutions span WAN optimization, storage delivery, application-aware
network performance management, application performance management,
application delivery controllers, web content optimization (WCO), and
cloud data protection. With the broadest portfolio of performance
solutions that deliver anywhere, any-application optimization,
Riverbed helps increase productivity and efficiency, improve business
resilience, and control costs. 
Additional Resources 

--  Stingray product page: http://rvbd.ly/HAaql7
--  Case study: GreatSchools: Front-end engineering team gains 3 to 5 more
    weeks per quarter for developing new content: http://rvbd.ly/HKjcfM
--  White paper: Traffic Valuation and Prioritization with Stingray
    (registration required): http://rvbd.ly/HAazoC
--  Video: Stingray Services Controller: http://rvbd.ly/HAb6aa
--  Blog post: Introducing Stingray 9: http://rvbd.ly/1dOrdvQ

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Forward Looking Statements
 This press release contains
forward-looking statements, including statements relating to the
expected demand for Riverbed's products and services, statements
regarding expected developments in data centers and the
implementation of public cloud strategies and other technology
frameworks, statements relating to Riverbed's ability to grow market
share or grow the market as a whole, and statements relating to
Riverbed's ability to meet the needs of distributed organizations.
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 October 25, 2012. 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
About Riverbed
 Riverbed delivers 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
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Lori Bertelli
Riverbed Technology
Renee Lyall
Riverbed Technology
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