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[November 13, 2012]

Riverbed Positioned as Champion in Info-Tech Research Group's Application Delivery Controller Vendor Landscape Report

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Nov 13, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the performance company, today announced its Riverbed(R) Stingray(TM) product family has been positioned as Champion in Info-Tech Research Group's 2012 Vendor Landscape: Application Delivery Controllers (ADC). The Stingray product family is recognized for its flexibility and ease of deployment into any physical, virtual, or cloud environment due to its software and virtual form factors. As a Champion in the report, Riverbed is honored for offering customers excellent value, having a strong market presence, and being an industry trendsetter.


"With the industry transitioning to multi-cloud deployments, sophisticated software-defined data centers (SDDC), and enhanced Web performance, organizations need a cloud-aware software ADC that fits seamlessly into these environments," said Apurva Dave, vice president of Products and Marketing, Stingray Business Unit at Riverbed. "Our performance solutions are developed from the ground up with the flexibility to fit into the ever-changing IT architecture of the future. Info-Tech Research Group recognizing us as a leader in the ADC market signifies the value that Stingray Traffic Manager software provides to enterprises by delivering the performance, flexibility, and scalability to keep organizations competitive." The Riverbed Stingray product family includes the Stingray Traffic Manager software ADC, Stingray Aptimizer Web content optimization (WCO) that further speeds Web application response times, and Stingray Web Application Firewall that provides advanced application-level protection capabilities. Info-Tech highlighted several key differentiators of the Stingray product family when awarding it the Champion position, including the custom scripting capability with Stingray TrafficScript that provides organizations with granular control over their applications, advanced features such as WCO, and the deep application-level security capabilities.

"When we started our search for an advanced load balancing and traffic management solution, we wanted to avoid investing in hardware appliances. We had made such a concerted effort to eliminate hardware from our infrastructure and move to a fully virtualized environment.

We definitely did not want traditional appliances to pull us backward to a hardware-based environment. Riverbed was clearly the only vendor that could leverage our fully virtual environment to be optimized 100 percent of the time," said William Moore, executive vice president and chief technology officer, CareCore National. "Deploying the Riverbed vADC solution has been extremely impactful to CareCore, and from our investment we made significant cost savings and increases in revenue. There is no question that the success of CareCore is beholden to its Web services. Integrating Riverbed has provided us with the reliability and accessibility that has been a lifeline to our skyrocketing growth and success." Riverbed Drives Innovation, Puts Performance First with ADC In June 2012, Riverbed launched Stingray Traffic Manager 9.0, the industry's only ADC with comprehensive WCO capability. Incorporating Stingray Aptimizer software with Stingray Traffic Manager software accelerates Web application response time for mobile devices and browsers. In addition, the software improves business results from a large range of Web-based activities, including public websites, intranet portals, and cloud applications. Stingray Traffic Manager software delivers to organizations an accelerated user experience, scalable cloud utilization, and the reliability expected from today's Web and cloud-based applications.

"Stingray Traffic Manager software is the ideal ADC to support SDDCs as it can be deployed easily in any private, public, and hybrid cloud environment to accelerate high performing multi-tier applications," added Dave. "Today, organizations require a next-generation ADC that is as dynamic as the application, can apply application specific optimizations and policies, and can deliver advanced layer 7 features and services. Stingray Traffic Manager software also enables customers to create, manage, and deliver critical online services more quickly, flexibly, securely, and at a lower cost." Additional Resources -- 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, statements regarding performance results of Riverbed solutions that may suggest likely or certain outcomes, 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 time.

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 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.

About Info-Tech Research Group With a paid membership of over 29,000 members worldwide, Info-Tech Research Group (www.infotech.com) is the global leader in providing tactical, practical Information Technology research and analysis. Info-Tech Research Group has a fourteen-year history of delivering quality research and is North America's fastest growing full-service IT analyst firm.

MEDIA CONTACT Lori Bertelli Riverbed Technology 415-486-7909 Email Contact INVESTOR RELATIONS CONTACT Renee Lyall Riverbed Technology 415-247-6353 Email Contact SOURCE: Riverbed Technology http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/emailprcntct id=5324C26AA12CD916 http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/emailprcntct id=FB0BC8C1F9DB10C7

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