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Riverbed Provides Juniper Networks' Customers With Migration Path to Market-Leading WAN Optimization Solutions

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 1, 2012) -  Riverbed Technology ( NASDAQ : RVBD ), the performance company, today announced a trade-in program for customers of Juniper Networks, the industry leader in network innovation. In coordination with Juniper Networks, the trade-in program is aimed at customers who have purchased Juniper Networks® WX/WXC Series Application Acceleration Platforms to migrate and upgrade to the Riverbed® Steelhead® product family. As part of a technology partnership announced in July, this trade-in program provides customers and reseller partners access to the market-leading wide area network (WAN) optimization solutions by Riverbed that provide unmatched performance and flexibility while reducing overall total cost of ownership (TCO).

News Highlights

  • Juniper Networks recently announced it has endorsed Riverbed as its provider of choice for WAN optimization solutions. Juniper Networks is committed to its customers' success and is collaborating with Riverbed on this trade-in program to help customers with their transition from the WX/WXC Series Application Acceleration Platforms to the Riverbed Steelhead product family.
  • The trade-in program from Riverbed provides Juniper customers and reseller partners with significant cost-saving incentives in addition to benefits that come with the Steelhead products. The Steelhead product family accelerates application performance across the WAN by up to 100 times, while reducing the amount of traffic on the network by up to 95 percent. The performance enabled by Riverbed WAN optimization solutions allows enterprises to successfully implement strategic initiatives such as virtualization, consolidation, cloud computing, and disaster recovery (DR) without sacrificing user performance. Distributed workforces are able to collaborate in real-time with LAN-like access to data and applications regardless of their location or the location of their data.
  • Gartner positioned Riverbed in the Leaders quadrant of the 2012 "Magic Quadrant for WAN Optimization Controllers (WOC)" authored by Joe Skorupa and Severine Real and published in January 2012.
  • A study by IDC found organizations that deployed Riverbed WAN optimization solutions typically realized a payback period in 6.9 months.

For more information about the trade-in program for Juniper Networks WX and WXC products, customers and partners can visit http://www.riverbed.com/us/solutions/trade_in/juniper.php, email tradein@riverbed.com, or call +1 415-541-2132.

Supporting Quotes
"Riverbed offers the most comprehensive set of performance solutions that are easy to install and manage in even the most complex, large-scale environments. Through this partnership, we are working with Juniper to deliver our market-leading WAN optimization solutions to enterprises that need performance and scale in the traditional data center, as well as virtualized and cloud environments."
Eric Wolford, executive vice president and general manager, products group, Riverbed

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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.

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