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05 March 2008 – Riverbed Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: RVBD), the technology and market leader in wide-area data services (WDS), today announced the appointment of Jon Arnold as regional sales director for Northern Europe. Arnold will be responsible for managing and growing Riverbed’s® distribution across the UK, Ireland, Scandinavia and Benelux regions. As part of this effort, Jon is responsible for building and managing relationships with reseller partners.

“Jon has been working with Riverbed for over three years now. We feel his knowledge of the Riverbed ethos, combined with his wealth of experience working with enterprises and partner organisations makes him the right person to lead the expansion of our market in Northern Europe and increase our market leadership,” said Marcus Chambers, vice president, EMEA at Riverbed.

Prior to joining Riverbed, Arnold spent over six years at Cisco, where he worked in major account management and business development. His 20-year career has also seen him spend time at Novell, working as a central government sales manager and before that in various sales management positions with major IT Resellers.

”Riverbed has seen dramatic growth in the five years since it began, and today is the market leading company in the fast-growing WDS market place,” said Arnold. “In my new role, I’m looking forward to working with our distribution partners to build on the company’s current success and increase our presence in new markets.”

Riverbed accelerates application performance over the wide area network (WAN), enabling a distributed workforce to collaborate as if they were based locally.

Steelhead® Products

Riverbed’s WDS solutions enable organisations of all sizes to overcome a host of severe problems, including poor application performance and insufficient bandwidth at remote sites. By speeding the performance of applications between data centres, remote offices and mobile workers by five to 50 times and in some cases up to 100 times, Riverbed’s award-winning Steelhead WDS products enable companies to consolidate IT, improve backup and replication processes to ensure data integrity, and improve staff productivity and collaboration. Steelhead products have been deployed in organisations ranging from the world’s largest corporations with offices around the globe to small companies with a couple of sites that are just miles apart. To learn more, view Riverbed’s demo:

Forward Looking Statements:

This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements relating to Riverbed’s ability to meet the needs of distributed organisations. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, as well as assumptions that, if they do not fully materialise 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, 2007. 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 Technology is the technology and market leader in wide-area data services (WDS) solutions for companies worldwide. By enabling application performance over the wide area network (WAN) that is orders of magnitude faster than what users experience today, Riverbed is changing the way people work, and enabling a distributed workforce that can collaborate as if they were local. Additional information about Riverbed (Nasdaq: RVBD) is available at

Riverbed Technology, Riverbed, Steelhead, RiOS, Interceptor, and the Riverbed logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Riverbed Technology, Inc. All other trademarks used or mentioned herein belong to their respective owners.


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James Warnette / Joanna Timmermann
Octopus Communications for Riverbed Technology
Tel: +44 (0)845 370 0655

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