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Riverbed to Demonstrate IT Performance Solutions at TechNet Land Forces Southwest Conference

(March 27, 2012)

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/27/12 -- Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the performance company, today announced its participation at the TechNet Land Forces Southwest Conference -- Network Security and Operations, taking place March 27-29 at the Tucson Convention Center in Tucson, AZ. The TechNet Land Forces Conference, formerly known as LandWarNet, is the premier forum for land-based armed services, such as the Army and Marine Corps, to openly converse about IT solutions, best practices, and defense initiatives. The Riverbed® performance platform is leveraged by government and defense agencies to analyze, accelerate and control the performance of applications across the wide area network (WAN), including satellite communications.

Organizations worldwide are using the Riverbed performance platform, a broad suite of performance solutions, spanning WAN optimization, edge virtual server infrastructure (edge-VSI), application-aware NPM, application delivery, web content optimization (WCO), and cloud data protection for backup and disaster recovery (DR). As IT organizations embark on strategic initiatives to virtualize, consolidate and migrate workloads into cloud environments, users are moved farther from their data, and slow applications, file transfers and inefficient websites negatively impact the performance of these initiatives. The Riverbed performance platform provides organizations with the solutions they need to overcome performance issues and tools to analyze, optimize and consolidate their IT infrastructure. Visitors to the booth (#120) can learn how the Riverbed performance platform increases visibility and control in support of major IT initiatives so that organizations can improve productivity and efficiency, while enhancing business resilience and controlling costs.

Addressing Security and Governance Challenges by Gaining Visibility
Riverbed Cascade®, an application-aware network performance monitoring (NPM) solution, and Steelhead® WAN optimization solutions enable defense agencies to address security and governance challenges. Cascade's capabilities of network visibility and behavioral analytics help supplement traditional perimeter-based security solutions such as firewalls and intrusion detection/prevention systems (IDS/IPS), can assist in forensic audits and can protect against advanced persistent threats (APT), targeted malware, fraud, and espionage. Cascade's capability to collect and analyze network packet data to identify changes in network behavior assists the defense community in detecting and mitigating network performance, security and compliance events. The recent release of Cascade 9.5 extends visibility into performance and security even-within virtualized data centers and data centers that use load balancing application delivery controllers (ADCs), such as F5 Local Traffic Manager, Riverbed® Stingray™ Traffic Manager, and others.

Accelerating Satellite Communication
To further enable secure and accelerated access to data and applications, many government organizations utilize SkipWare® functionality within the Riverbed Optimization System (RiOS®), the software platform that powers Steelhead appliances. SkipWare is the leading Space Communications Protocol Standards (SCPS) implementation and is used for high-stressed and bandwidth constrained networks such as satellite networks, which are used by many defense agencies due to terrain and bandwidth restrictions. SkipWare is satellite-specific TCP-layer acceleration, providing organizations with the same level of optimization as local links. By running SkipWare on RiOS customers obtain the combination of Riverbed WAN optimization technology and SkipWare within a central location allowing customers to utilize either capability or both when necessary.

Improving Performance and Security of Web-based Applications
While Riverbed WAN optimization solutions help geographically dispersed personnel to accelerate mission critical data, the Riverbed Stingray™ family delivers reliability, scalability, performance, and security to Web-based applications, further enabling collaboration amongst defense agencies and civilian personnel. Stingray Aptimizer accelerates Web-based applications such as Microsoft SharePoint by optimizing web content to deliver performance across networks and devices. Defense agencies can efficiently manage workloads by prioritizing different categories of users and scaling web and application infrastructure during peaks with Stingray Traffic Manager, which increases productivity and collaboration. Web-based applications which host classified information need a comprehensive security solution. Stingray Web Application Firewall proactively secures applications by establishing a secure session identifier, proactively encrypts cookies and URLs, and applies site usage enforcement, ensuring a secure perimeter around the application, decreasing the vulnerability of the application to security attacks.

To learn more about how government organizations and federal agencies leverage Riverbed solutions, visit:

TechNet Land Forces Southwest -- Network Security and Operations focuses on mobile communications, in addition to training and executing defense strategy for cyber space. For more information on TechNet Land Forces Southwest, visit:

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, 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 10, 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

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.

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