Satnews Daily
November 15th, 2008

Don't Go Fishing For A Steelhead When Riverbed Technology Has Landed One

Riverbed Technology's (NASDAQ: RVBD) new offering is one that helps government enterprises achieve greater application performance across satellite wide area networks (WANs) while maintaining SCPS (Space Communication Protocol Standards) interoperability. By implementing a SCPS-enabled Steelhead appliance, government enterprises have timely and secure access to mission-critical information. Riverbed leverages Global Protocols' SkipWare SCPS solution to run on the Riverbed Services Platform (RSP).

Military satellite communications are subjected to a harsh array of environmental and operational conditions that can drastically impair the performance of the network. While satellite enables mobility, bandwidth efficiency is reduced by weather effects, interference, blockage, and high-bandwidth-delay products degrading throughput and jeopardizing mission-critical communications. SCPS overcomes the challenges associated with satellite WANs and delivers a reliable satellite communications connection in support of military missions, regardless of operating conditions. To date, military forces have found that many WAN optimization solutions are not SCPS-compliant and therefore lack the degree of interoperability desired by all military customers. Riverbed will demo the benefits of this solution at MILCOM 2008 taking place November 17 - 19, 2008 in San Diego, Calif.

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