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Psomas Optimizes Efficiency

SAN FRANCISCO -- Riverbed
Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: RVBD), the technology and market leader in
wide-area data services (WDS), today announced that Psomas, a leading
consulting engineering firm, has selected and successfully deployed
15 Riverbed Steelhead(R) appliances, as well as Steelhead Mobile
software on the laptops of its mobile and remote workforce. The
deployment has enabled Psomas to consolidate its existing IT
infrastructure in the midst of rapid company expansion and the
opening of new offices -- all while facilitating greater company-wide
collaboration. The speed delivered by Riverbed(R) has helped Psomas to
maintain its reputation as a nationally-ranked firm with cutting-edge
technical expertise, while saving the company more than $1 million
dollars in a year by increasing employee productivity.

Founded in 1946 by George Psomas, Psomas is an award-winning
engineering firm specializing in the land development, water and
transportation markets. Psomas provides services to the public and
private sector in civil engineering, land surveying, land planning,
entitlements, GIS, natural resources and program/construction
management. Projects range from large-scale master-planned
developments and major highway improvements to water and wastewater
treatment plants and innovative water quality and flood control
improvements. Today, Psomas is a full-service consulting firm of over
800 employees working out of 20 offices scattered across five Western
states and Mexico.

As a high-growth firm, Psomas has always believed in work sharing and
collaboration among its existing branch offices and newly opened
locations. Work sharing enables Psomas employees to balance workloads
and also gives them the competitive advantage of being able to match
the right people with the right skills to the right projects --
regardless of location. In order to enhance work sharing and
collaboration among its offices and reduce the strain of rolling out
new offices, Psomas needed to accelerate the performance of
applications over its wide area network (WAN).

With its 20 percent year-over-year growth, Psomas' CIO Chris Pinckney
knew that the company needed a fast and efficient solution to reduce
the strain on existing network infrastructure that would also enable
immediate productivity across new offices. "We knew we had a problem,
but we didn't know there was such a great solution out there until we
ran across Riverbed at a conference."

After considering bandwidth upgrades and point products, Psomas chose
Riverbed based on the impressive test results. Psomas regularly uses
300-500 MB Auto-CAD and Bentley Microstation CAD files, and must
share those among offices as well as remote and mobile workers.
Transferring large files (such as 325MB files, which are common for
Psomas) was once impractical for the company, because the file
transfer would take hours. With Riverbed, these large file transfers
now take only 14 minutes on the first pass, and edited versions of
these large files can now be downloaded by remote staff in a matter
of seconds -- the same amount of time that it takes Psomas' employees
to access the file on a local area network (LAN).

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