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Riverbed Intros WDS Solutions

SAN FRANCISCO -- Riverbed Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq:RVBD), the performance leader in wide-area data services (WDS), announced today version 4.1 of its award-winning Riverbed Optimization System (RiOS) and the upcoming availability of a new Steelhead® appliance, model 6120. The enhancements in RiOS 4.1 and the new Steelhead appliance model 6120 build on Riverbed’s work with over 2,500 customers to solve the application performance and IT control dilemma that CIOs face as they confront the competing demands of an increasingly distributed workforce and the need to protect and control data. With this release, Riverbed® extends its technology and product lead, both in the depth and breadth of protocol optimizations, as well as in enterprise scalability and security.

As part of this release, Riverbed is delivering application-specific optimization for large-scale data transfers, that includes both hardware and software components. Riverbed has enhanced its RiOS software with disaster recovery intelligence and is introducing a new Steelhead appliance model 6120, which is optimized for disaster recovery. In addition, Riverbed has introduced optimizations for Oracle11i applications, furthering its leadership in providing customers with the best performance for the applications important to their businesses. Lastly, for organizations that require high levels of security or face compliance requirements, RiOS 4.1 provides encryption capability for the data stored on disk in Steelhead appliances.

“This release from Riverbed brings together functionality that will help organizations both better plan for and respond in the event of a disaster,” said Arun Taneja, principal analyst at the Taneja Group. “The layering of application-specific optimizations for disaster recovery with hardware optimizations designed for heavy workloads is a breakthrough in WDS.”

Riverbed Technology Inc.