Riverbed Recognized as a “Leader” in Gartner’s 2015 Magic Quadrant for WAN Optimization

Marks Eight Years Running in the Leaders Quadrant

SAN FRANCISCO--()--Riverbed® Technology (NASDAQ:RVBD), the leader in application performance infrastructure, today announced that Gartner has positioned Riverbed® SteelHead™ as a “Leader” in its 2015 “Magic Quadrant for WAN Optimization,” marking Riverbed’s eighth consecutive year in the “Leader” position. The entire Gartner report can be viewed here. Riverbed is also named a “Leader” in Gartner’s February 10, 2015 Magic Quadrant for Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics and a “Visionary” in Gartner’s October 28, 2014 Magic Quadrant for Application Performance Monitoring.

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“Riverbed is honored for Gartner’s continued recognition of SteelHead’s leadership for WAN Optimization, and we take great pride to have sustained this position for eight consecutive years,” said Paul O’Farrell, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Riverbed SteelHead and SteelFusion business units at Riverbed. “We continue to innovate, and by adding end-to-end visibility and control to our longstanding optimization capabilities, Riverbed is delivering the most complete solution for superior application performance for today’s hybrid enterprise – for any app on-premises or in the cloud.”

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According to Gartner, “because enterprises continue to demand improved performance of their applications, WAN optimization solutions keep evolving with improved and increasingly granular application optimization and visibility capabilities. The development of the application acceleration market has been driven by customer demand for highly integrated solutions that employ a wide range of techniques to optimize network and application performance and end-user experience and that offer scalability and fault tolerance.”1

Riverbed SteelHead and the Riverbed Application Performance Platform™

Riverbed SteelHead is the industry’s #1 optimization solution for accelerated delivery of all applications across the hybrid enterprise. SteelHead provides increased visibility into application performance and end-user experience and the ability to ensure business performance SLAs through an application-aware approach to hybrid networking based on centralized business intent-based policies. SteelHead is a key part of the Riverbed Application Performance Platform™ which gives CIOs unparalleled visibility to deliver, control, and optimize all IT resources across the hybrid enterprise.

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About Riverbed

Riverbed, at more than $1 billion in annual revenue, is the leader in Application Performance Infrastructure, delivering the most complete platform for the hybrid enterprise to ensure applications perform as expected, data is always available when needed, and performance issues can be proactively detected and resolved before impacting business performance. Riverbed enables hybrid enterprises to transform application performance into a competitive advantage by maximizing employee productivity and leveraging IT to create new forms of operational agility. Riverbed’s 26,000+ customers include 97% of the Fortune 100 and 98% of the Forbes Global 100. Learn more at www.riverbed.com.

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1 Gartner, Magic Quadrant for WAN Optimization, Bjarne Munch, Neil Rickard, 17 March 2015

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Contacts

MEDIA CONTACT
Riverbed Technology
Kim Gengler, 415-527-4170
kim.gengler@riverbed.com
or
INVESTOR RELATIONS CONTACT
Riverbed Technology
Shanye Hudson, 415-527-4709
shanye.hudson@riverbed.com