SAN FRANCISCO—April 02, 2012— The DoDIIS Worldwide Conference brings together 2,000 participants from across the world, and supports a wide-range of government, civilian, military, and industry partners interested in networking, collaborating, and bringing new resourceful solutions to solve IT challenges. Government IT experts will keynote and host interactive training sessions on best practices for information sharing and how to transition to an enterprise IT environment.
This year, the conference theme is “Advancing Mission Integration,” which will focus on solutions and best practices to further enable collaboration between the Intelligence Community (IC) and Department of Defense Information Technology. Visitors to the Riverbed booth can learn how the company’s performance platform enables government agencies to meet the most demanding IT goals in serving the needs of citizens, achieving mission targets, and supporting warfighters.
Fostering Collaboration by Accelerating Applications and Network Traffic
As IT resources are centralized and end users move farther from the data center, latency on the WAN increases, which impedes access to mission-critical data and applications, and can decrease productivity and collaboration. In addition, real-time applications such as video streaming, Voice-over-IP, and desktop virtualization initiatives often consume the most bandwidth and perform poorly on consolidated servers. To overcome application and network performance challenges and foster a collaborative working environment, Riverbed Steelhead® appliances accelerate application traffic across the WAN between the data center and branch office, enabling geographically and departmentally dispersed personnel to meet operational objectives.
To maximize limited funds, agencies are adopting desktop virtualization initiatives and creating secure configurations for an end user’s device, whether it is government-issued or a personal laptop, which decreases the amount of devices that need to be purchased, managed, and refreshed. Implementing a desktop virtualization infrastructure (VDI) without adequate network performance can result in a poor end-user experience with delayed keystrokes and mouse movements. Steelhead products reduce the bandwidth required for VDI and provide enhanced support for VDI solutions, including Citrix XenDesktop, Microsoft® RemoteFX, and VMware View™, to enable collaboration amongst mobile workers and end users at branch locations.
Achieving Consolidation by Gaining Visibility
Network performance is one challenge associated with the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative (FDCCI) as poor performance can severely impact end users trying to access services and applications over the wide area network (WAN). The FDCCI mandates the closure of at least 800 government data centers by 2015. Riverbed supports the consolidation of servers and eliminates the need for additional infrastructure at branch office locations with its Virtual Services Platform (VSP), which allows IT to run additional network infrastructure services and applications within the Steelhead EX appliance.
These consolidation efforts are driving an increased need to identify IT assets and existing infrastructure and the ability to optimize mission-critical applications and data. Riverbed Cascade®, an application-aware network performance management (NPM) solution, provides defense and intelligence agencies with complete network visibility to quickly map IT assets and their dependencies, reducing the risk of network outages during consolidation of infrastructure. In addition, this level of visibility enables the IT manager to make decisions about which applications to optimize to improve productivity and collaboration amongst end users. Accelerated performance of applications and the network enhances collaboration between joint-forces and civilian personnel.
Improving Performance and Security of Web-based Applications
To further enable collaboration amongst defense agencies and civilian personnel, agencies leverage the Riverbed Stingray™ family, which delivers reliability, scalability, performance, and security to Web-based applications. Stingray Aptimizer accelerates Web-based applications such as Microsoft® SharePoint® by optimizing web content to deliver performance across networks and devices. Defense agencies can efficiently manage workloads by prioritizing different categories of users and scaling web and application infrastructure during peaks with Stingray Traffic Manager, which increases productivity and collaboration. Web-based applications that host classified information need a comprehensive security solution. Stingray Web Application Firewall proactively secures applications by establishing a secure session identifier, proactively encrypts cookies and URLs, and applies site usage enforcement, ensuring a secure perimeter around the application, decreasing the vulnerability of the application to security attacks.
Learn how governmental organizations utilize Riverbed performance solutions to overcome application and network performance challenges at http://www.riverbed.com/us/solutions/industry_solutions/government/
For more information about the DoDIIS Worldwide Conference, visit http://www.ncsi.com/dodiis12/index.html.
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements relating to the expected demand for Riverbed's products and services, and statements relating to Riverbed’s ability to grow market share and 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 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-K filed with the SEC on February 10, 2012. 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.
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