Riverbed to Demonstrate at SolidWorks World 2009

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- Feb 06, 2009 -- Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the IT infrastructure performance company for networks, applications and storage, and its customer Bucyrus International will present at SolidWorks World 2009 taking place February 8 - 11, 2009 at Walt Disney® World Swan & Dolphin Hotel.

SolidWorks World 2009 is an International User Conference & Exposition that allows attendees to learn how to design better products; network with other SolidWorks users, solution partners, and resellers; and explore the latest 3D CAD technology.

Riverbed® customer Mark Severns, the Manager of Enterprise Infrastructure at Bucyrus International, and Riverbed Technical Marketing Engineer Naveen Prabhu will conduct a joint presentation:

-- What: Leveraging SolidWorks 3D Modeling and Design with WAN Optimization to Reduce IT Costs and Maximize Design Collaboration

-- Why: The session will showcase how a world leader in designing and manufacturing high-productivity mining equipment uses 3D modeling to simplify downstream processes. In addition, it will explore centralizing the design vault to reduce infrastructure and bandwidth costs and ensure version check-in, checkout, and control.

-- When: Tuesday, February 10, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

-- Where: Room - Southern 1

SolidWorks attendees can visit Riverbed in the Partner Pavilion at booth #213 to see a demonstration of Riverbed's market-leading WAN optimization solutions. Partner Pavilion hours are:

-- Monday, Feb. 9, 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

-- Tuesday, Feb. 10, 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

-- Wednesday, Feb. 11, 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.


Read about customer deployments and performance test results:

-- Case Study: Global RF Systems Manufacturer

-- Customer Case Study: Customer FKI Logistex Provided Real-world Testimonial on Accelerating Data-Sharing in a Global Environment

-- Solutions Brief: SolidWorks PDMWorks Enterprise 2008 SP1 + Riverbed

-- Performance Brief: SolidWorks and PDMWorks


-- According to Mark Severns at Bucyrus International, "We trialed Riverbed Steelhead appliances to optimize traffic between the US and Australia. We had three criteria that needed to be met -- accelerating multiple applications, an easy deployment in remote offices and simple management. The Steelhead appliances exceeded our expectations. We were able to have remote offices up and running in minutes -- even those with no IT support; some applications are now more than 80X faster and the Riverbed Central Management Console provided us with a simple process to deploy, configure, and manage."

-- According to the IT manager at RF Systems, "It [the Riverbed Steelhead appliance deployment] plays a good part in making us more competitive. Eliminating the development cycle time that it takes engineers to collaborate reduces the time to develop our products. For example, download times went from 30 to 40 minutes on average to about 5 minutes, and we managed to centralize all our data. And that makes it easier to collaborate around the world. Teams no longer have to be local, and it's OK if there's a team in Chicago and a team in China collaborating."

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Steelhead® Products

Riverbed WAN optimization solutions enable organizations of all sizes to overcome a host of severe problems, including poor application performance and insufficient bandwidth at remote sites. By speeding the performance of applications between data centers, remote offices and mobile workers by five to 50 times and in some cases up to 100 times, the Riverbed award-winning Steelhead products enable companies to consolidate IT, improve backup and replication processes to ensure data integrity, and improve staff productivity and collaboration. Steelhead products have been deployed in organizations ranging from the world's largest corporations with offices around the globe to small companies with a couple of sites that are just miles apart. To learn more, view Riverbed's demo: www.riverbed.com/pr/jack.

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-Q filed with the SEC on October 30, 2008. 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, and the Riverbed logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Riverbed Technology, Inc. All other trademarks used or mentioned herein belong to their respective owners.

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