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SKILLED Retains Riverbed

SKILLED Group retains Riverbed for Australia-wide deployment

SAN FRANCISCO -- Riverbed Technology (NasdaqGS:RVBD - News), the technology and market leader in wide-area data services (WDS), today announced that recruitment company SKILLED Group has selected Riverbed Steelhead® appliances -- including its Steelhead Mobile client software -- for installation at up to 170 sites across Australia. The deployment will allow significant reduction in wide area network (WAN) bandwidth usage and costs, accelerate application performance across the network and allow SKILLED Group to save money by consolidating IT infrastructure.

SKILLED Group is Australia's leading provider of staffing services providing skilled and semi-skilled staff for industries including mining and resources, oil and gas, transport, health, manufacturing and food. It has 170 offices scattered throughout Australia ranging in size from two to 200 people. As such, the organisation needed a flexible solution which suited sites of all sizes.

"The Riverbed Steelhead Mobile PC client acceleration software was a critical component of the solution for us," says Leigh Berrell, Group Manager IT Strategy and Architecture, SKILLED Group. "The Steelhead Mobile PC client was exactly what we needed to serve offices with just a few people. It worked as well as Riverbed said it would during the proof of concept and is already helping workers in far-flung locations boost their productivity."

Riverbed Technology Inc.

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