San Francisco, Oct 18, 2010 (Riverbed Technology) — Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the IT performance company, today announced its participation at Interop New York 2010 taking place October 18-22 at The Jacob Javits Convention Center. At the event, a Riverbed® executive will lead discussions on optimizing performance for cloud deployments as well as best practices for leveraging virtualization in branch office consolidation efforts. Additionally, John Lax, Vice President of Information Systems for International Justice Mission (IJM), a Riverbed customer since 2008, will participate in the event’s CIO Boot Camp, sharing how strategic use of private and public cloud computing models to deliver IT resources to IJM’s employees around the globe enables his team to focus more funds and effort on rescuing victims of violence.

Interop provides a forum to discuss the powerful innovations and solutions that the industry has to offer. The conference includes in-depth educational programs, workshops, real-world demonstrations and live technology implementations.

Attendees can stop by the Riverbed booth #228 to learn how Riverbed wide area network (WAN) optimization solutions enable organizations of all sizes to overcome a wide range of IT and private cloud infrastructure performance bottlenecks, including poor application performance and insufficient bandwidth at remote sites. By speeding the performance of applications between data centers, remote offices and mobile workers, in some cases by up to 100 times, the award-winning Riverbed Steelhead® appliances enable companies to consolidate IT resources while improving staff productivity and collaboration.

CIO Boot Camp: Riverbed Customer International Justice Mission
Conference Session: International Justice Mission’s Global Private Network: A Vital Resource for Communications
Who: John Lax, Vice President, Information Systems, IJM
When: Tuesday, October 19, 9:45-10:15 am
Where: Room 1E16
What: IJM is a non-profit human rights agency leading the fight against modern-day slavery, child sex exploitation and other forms of violent oppression. For IJM, fast communications is critical to delivering much-needed services and safety in the field, but with 15 remote offices spread out across 10 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America, it’s also costly, consuming dollars that could be best used for the rescue of victims of violent abuse. John Lax will discuss his strategy for leveraging both private and public cloud computing models to meet agency needs. WAN optimization from Riverbed has enabled IJM to centralize email and SharePoint on the private cloud, improving field office communications and achieving 5X better throughput– obviating the need for costly bandwidth upgrades in far-flung locations. IJM is in the process of developing and rolling out a new internal field application and a cloud back-up solution (for non-sensitive data owned by field offices) that will take advantage of the public cloud’s scalability, management and cost advantages.

Riverbed Drives Discussions on Virtualization, Cloud Acceleration
Conference Session: What Virtualization Means to the Branch Office
Who: Apurva Davé, Vice President, Product Marketing, Riverbed
When: Thursday, October 21, 3:25-4:15 pm
Where: Room 1E08
What: Most organizations are taking IT resources such as servers, applications and storage out of branch offices and placing them in centralized data centers. This raises some critical questions: How can IT organizations overcome the impediments to the broad deployment of virtual desktops? Should the next generation branch office be serverless? What type of device(s) needs to still be in the branch office and how is it managed? What techniques can be used to overcome the performance issues? The speakers on this panel will answer those questions and will present alternative designs for your next generation branch office.

Conference Session: Optimizing the Performance of Cloud Computing
Who: Apurva Davé, Vice President, Product Marketing, Riverbed
When: Friday, October 22, 9:00-10:00 am
Where: Room 1E08
What: One impact of the movement to use more private and public cloud computing solutions is that it increases the likelihood that IT resources will be accessed over a relatively low capacity, high latency WAN. Even worse, in some cases these IT resources will be accessed over multiple WAN links. The panelists at this session will identify both the performance challenges associated with cloud computing as well as myriad technologies and services that IT organizations can use to mitigate the impact of those challenges.

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 July 30, 2010. 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 Technology is the IT performance company. The Riverbed family of wide area network (WAN) optimization solutions liberates businesses from common IT constraints by increasing application performance, enabling consolidation, and providing enterprise-wide network and application visibility – all while eliminating the need to increase bandwidth, storage or servers. Thousands of companies with distributed operations use Riverbed to make their IT infrastructure faster, less expensive and more responsive. Additional information about Riverbed (NASDAQ: RVBD) is available at www.riverbed.com.

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