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Riverbed Speeds Information Access and Collaboration Across Satellite WANs
[March 18, 2009]

Riverbed Speeds Information Access and Collaboration Across Satellite WANs


(Marketwire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) SAN FRANCISCO, CA, March 18 / MARKET WIRE/ -- Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the IT infrastructure performance company for networks, applications and storage, today announced its participation at the SATELLITE 2009 conference taking place March 24 - 27 at the Walter E. Washington Center in Washington, DC. At the conference, Riverbed? will exhibit its WAN optimization solutions, which allow organizations to access applications across a satellite wide area network (WAN) while reducing costs.



Organizations of all sizes depend on satellite connectivity to unite dispersed operations, including headquarters, offshore locations, mobile units and very remote branch offices. While organizations depend on a satellite-based WAN for communication between these dispersed locations, employees often experience difficulty accessing critical data due to inherent latency and bandwidth challenges that cause massive delays.

Unlike satellite-specific optimization products, which typically only improve the behavior of TCP, Riverbed WAN optimization solutions tackle all three factors affecting satellite-based WANs -- limited bandwidth, TCP behavior, and application-protocol inefficiencies. Riverbed WAN optimization solutions are utilized by organizations where land lines are either not available, too expensive, or unable to deliver the required bandwidth, including on oil platforms and ships, and in military field units.


When visiting the Riverbed booth (#1318) at SATELLITE 2009, conference attendees will learn how to eliminate the need for additional IT infrastructure purchases by accelerating applications, reducing bandwidth usage by up to 95%, maintaining SCPS interoperability, and delivering virtualized edge data services to remote sites.

Who: Riverbed Technology What: Exhibit at SATELLITE 2009 Conference When: March 24 - 27, 2009 Where: Booth # 1318 Walter E. Washington Center Washington, DC The SATELLITE 2009 Conference and Exhibition brings together more than 9,000 leaders in the global satellite-enabled communications community to learn more about major issues affecting the end-users of satellite technology. SATELLITE 2009 features cutting-edge conference content covering core topics including satellite newsgathering, military satellite communication applications, regional and national development of satellite services, next-gen satellite technology, mobile satellite services, IP technology, and more. For additional information on SATELLITE 2009, visit: http://www.satellitetoday.com/satellite2009/.

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 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-K filed with the SEC on February 23, 2009. 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 infrastructure 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.

Riverbed Technology, Riverbed, Steelhead, RiOS, Interceptor, Think Fast, the Riverbed logo, Mazu, Profiler and Cascade are trademarks or registered trademarks of Riverbed Technology, Inc. All other trademarks used or mentioned herein belong to their respective owners.

MEDIA CONTACT Kristalle Ward Riverbed Technology 415-247-8140Email Contact INVESTOR RELATIONS CONTACT Renee Lyall Riverbed Technology 415-247-6353Email Contact Copyright ? 2009 Marketwire

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