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Riverbed Recognized as a “Leader” in Gartner’s First Magic Quadrant for Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics (NPMD)

Riverbed® Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the leader in application performance infrastructure, today announced its position as a “Leader” in Gartner’s introductory 2014 “Magic Quadrant for Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics (NPMD).” This is the third Gartner Magic Quadrant in which Riverbed has been recognized as a leader, including the Application Performance Monitoring (APM) and WAN Optimization Controllers Magic Quadrants. The entire Gartner report can be viewed at:

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“As applications continue to become increasingly complex and distributed, it is absolutely essential to have a holistic operational view of application performance, from the end-user, through the network and infrastructure, and deep into the actual application components and code. Only Riverbed delivers this complete performance picture, and only Riverbed can also accelerate poorly performing applications,” said Paul Brady, General Manager of the Riverbed Performance Management business unit at Riverbed. “This new NPMD market and our leadership position validates Riverbed’s vision and the dramatic shift toward application-centric performance management occurring in IT.”

According to Gartner, organizations are demanding insight beyond traditional availability tools to address the acute monitoring needs of network environments. NPMD has risen to enable I&O organizations to be proactive and strategic with network management planning and strategy.ii

Riverbed is the only vendor to be named a leader in both the NPMD and APM Magic Quadrants (see press release from January 2014). Riverbed Performance Management (RPM) solutions – including Network Performance Management (NPM) and Application Performance Management (APM) offerings – are the only performance management solutions that combine user experience, application and network visibility to detect and help the customers resolve issues before end users notice. Riverbed Performance Management delivers visibility, analytics and insight to drastically reduce the time and effort required to develop and deploy applications and ensure their performance. Specifically, Riverbed NPM solutions are leveraged throughout today’s rapid application lifecycle and across IT operations and development teams, providing a centralized and common solution to maximize efficiency, performance and productivity in today’s application driven world.

Riverbed Performance Management combines with the full Riverbed portfolio in the Riverbed Application Performance Platform™, the most complete platform for location-independent computing. The Riverbed Application Performance Platform gives companies the flexibility to host applications and data in the locations that best serve the business while ensuring the flawless delivery of those applications to better leverage global resources, radically reduce the cost of running their business and maximize customer satisfaction.

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Riverbed at more than $1 billion in annual revenue is the leader in Application Performance Infrastructure, delivering the most complete platform for Location-Independent Computing. Location-Independent Computing turns location and distance into a competitive advantage by allowing IT to have the flexibility to host applications and data in the most optimal locations while ensuring applications perform as expected, data is always available when needed, and performance issues are detected and fixed before end users notice. Riverbed’s 25,000+ customers include 97% of the Fortune 100 and 95% of the Forbes Global 100. Learn more at

Riverbed and any Riverbed product or service name or logo used herein are trademarks of Riverbed Technology, Inc. All other trademarks used herein belong to their respective owners.

i Gartner: Magic Quadrant for WAN Optimization Controllers, April 29, 2013, Joe Skorupa, Mark Fabbi, Bjarne Munch, Gartner: Magic Quadrant for Application Performance Monitoring, December 18, 2013, Jonah Kowall, Will Cappelli

ii Gartner: Introducing the Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics Market, July 29, 2013, Vivek Bhalla, Jonah Kowall, Colin Fletcher

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