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Riverbed Expands Its Application Delivery Controller Offering on Amazon Web Services Marketplace

Stingray Traffic Manager With Integrated Web Content Optimization and Web Application Firewall Capabilities Provides High-Performance and Reliability for Applications Hosted on Amazon Web Services

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/19/12 -- Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the performance company, today announced that its Stingray™ product family is available through the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace. This enhanced offering allows customers to deploy an application delivery controller (ADC) solution with Web Content Optimization (WCO) and Web Application Firewall (WAF) security capabilities. These new features are an expansion of the Stingray offering that was first launched on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) in 2009 using Amazon's DevPay model.

In addition, Riverbed® today announced that it intends to make available the Stingray Traffic Manager software with support for Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) so that enterprise customers can deploy highly available applications either within a single availability zone or spanning a hybrid environment of availability zones and third-party data centers.

Stingray Traffic Manager software is a leading application delivery controller (ADC) for applications running on Amazon Web Services, helping developers build applications that can scale to much higher transaction rates, with greater resilience and flexibility. Stingray Traffic Manager software is available through AWS Marketplace in a combination of options, including the Stingray Aptimizer's industry-leading WCO technology, and Stingray Application Firewall's application-aware web application firewall for deep application security:

  • Stingray Traffic Manager scales cloud applications by offloading SSL and connection management, enhances availability with global load balancing across availability zones, and supports DevOps initiatives with built-in TrafficScript for rapid application development;
  • Stingray Aptimizer helps developers by automating the process of content optimization and acceleration, reducing the need to hand-tune every web page;
  • Stingray Application Firewall provides an additional layer of Layer 7 protection to help protect against external threats such as SQL injection, cross-site scripting and other external threats.

"By running the Riverbed ADC solution in Amazon's cloud environment, we have experienced instant performance improvements, resulting in faster performing web applications. The intelligent web traffic management software routes requests to different pools and the back-up and restore features give us the confidence that we can deal with any eventuality," said Simon McLean, Managing Director of Click Travel, an online business travel provider.

Large-scale applications require a high-performance, scalable solution for SSL and compression, global load balancing, automatic WCO, and in-depth protection against external threats. Stingray Traffic Manager is designed to address these requirements by integrating seamlessly with applications deployed on AWS to provide load balancing, user experience optimization, application scalability, and fine-grained application control. Providing advanced traffic management features that are not available with traditional load balancers, Stingray becomes a key component of an organization's application infrastructure. Pricing is flexible, giving more deployment options for capacity reservation and cost models, including Amazon reserved instances and spot pricing.

"The newest generation of online applications for retail, gaming, and digital media need the ability to scale up rapidly to meet customer demand and be able to roll out new features on a daily or weekly basis," said Apurva Davé, vice president of products and marketing, Stingray business unit at Riverbed. "Maintaining this level of sustained service enhancement means that developers need to maximize productivity and accelerate release cycles. Stingray software unleashes application performance in the Amazon Cloud and allows developers to focus on building new features and services."

The Stingray Traffic Manager software with support for Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) is expected to be generally available in Q4 2012.

The complete range of Riverbed solutions for AWS can be found on the AWS Marketplace at https://aws.amazon.com/marketplace.

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This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements relating to the expected demand for Riverbed's products and services, statements regarding expected developments in data centers and the implementation of public cloud strategies and other technology frameworks, statements relating to Riverbed's ability to grow market share or grow the market as a whole, 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 25, 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 www.riverbed.com.

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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