|Riverbed to Extend WAN Optimization Product Leadership with Acquisition of Mazu Networks|
Powerful and Flexible Software Delivers Visibility, Reporting and Analytics for Enterprise and Service Provider Customers
Mazu Networks provides a unique, powerful and flexible analysis and reporting software that provides a holistic, real-time view of application usage and performance. This perspective is critical to understanding the application environment and taking the right steps to validate and ensure delivery of business-critical applications across the wide area network (WAN).
"The market for WAN optimization is fast becoming more mainstream and
increasingly our enterprise and service provider customers are demanding
more visibility, reporting and analytics capabilities from us as they
seek to deploy more robust infrastructure for managing their global
The acquisition of Mazu Networks allows Riverbed to meet enterprise and service provider customer demands by extending its suite of WAN optimization products to include global application performance, reporting and analytics. This provides customers with a closed-loop system for managing enterprise-wide applications by intelligently monitoring and analyzing performance, demonstrating the need for return on investment (ROI) of optimization, and allowing users to continuously manage performance targets to predetermined objectives.
"Our service provider customers require an integrated system to monitor and deliver a managed WAN optimization service," continued Kennelly. "By providing an integrated solution based on Mazu's market-leading offerings, we are able to tailor the reporting to demonstrate the value of optimization, which in turn supports the value of the provider's service to its customers."
Riverbed has become the leading IT infrastructure performance company by delivering the benefits of speed, scale, and simplicity to thousands of customers around the world, and WAN optimization will continue to be the primary driver of Riverbed's ongoing success. The Mazu product line supports Riverbed's position by delivering speed in performance analysis, providing scale to Riverbed's customers' ability to monitor the optimization and performance of their key applications and allowing Riverbed to deliver simplicity in the analysis and reporting of that information across a customer's entire environment with customizable dashboards and reports.
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Riverbed WAN optimization solutions enable organizations 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 centers, remote offices and mobile workers by five to 50 times and in some cases up to 100 times, the Riverbed award-winning Steelhead 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 organizations 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: www.riverbed.com/pr/jack.
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements, including
statements relating to the anticipated likelihood and timing of the
completion of the acquisition of Mazu Networks and the benefits expected
to be provided to Riverbed and its business by the acquisition,
statements relating to the expected demand for Riverbed's products and
services, and statements relating to Riverbed's ability to meet the
needs of distributed organizations. These forward-looking statements
involve risks and uncertainties, as well as assumptions that, if they do
not fully materialize or prove incorrect, could cause our results or
outcomes to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such
forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties that could cause
our results or outcomes to differ materially from those expressed or
implied by such forward-looking statements include the inability to
obtain necessary Mazu stockholder approval of the acquisition, and the
possibility of material adverse changes in Mazu's business, condition,
financial performance or prospects. In addition, our results and actual
outcomes are subject to other risks and uncertainties that relate more
broadly to our overall business, including 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
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