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Keynote Joins the New Riverbed-Ready Technology Alliance Program to Extend Reach and Value of Riverbed Solutions for Hybrid Enterprises

Keynote Extends Reach with New Riverbed-Ready Technology Alliance Program

SAN MATEO, CA – Nov. 4, 2014Keynote, the global leader in mobile and web performance management analytics, today announced at Riverbed FORCE 2014 that it has joined the Riverbed®-Ready Technology Alliance program to bring new capabilities to Riverbed SteelCentral™ customers, expand the value and impact of Riverbed solutions in specific industries and markets, and help customers master the technical challenges of the hybrid enterprise. Integrating Keynote products with Riverbed SteelCentral solutions gives Keynote customers the ability to monitor applications inside and outside their firewall. Keynote can assure its customers that their Riverbed-Ready solutions are tested, verified, and supported.

Modern web application environments are increasingly complex due to an accelerated pace of change with cloud services, mobile devices, third party applications and network connections. Delivering superior performance and availability requires testing, monitoring, diagnosis, and control capabilities from the application origin all the way to the customer’s web browser or mobile device. By combining the Keynote load testing and monitoring solutions with Riverbed SteelCentral, IT operations teams can better prepare and manage the infrastructure, application, and network supporting their web and mobile initiatives.

The Riverbed-Ready program framework enables partners to extend the Riverbed Application Performance Platform, the most complete platform for analyzing, diagnosing, and resolving application, network, and end-user performance issues anywhere in the hybrid enterprise. Riverbed-Ready partners will focus in areas such as security, cloud and virtualization, business applications, network performance management, application performance management, networking, and storage. Partners can leverage Riverbed open APIs and additional development tools to help with customization, integration, and automation.

“Through the new Riverbed-Ready program, we work with Riverbed to deliver solutions that help customers deliver applications and data in ways that best serve the business while not compromising performance,” said Steve Gross, vice president of business development at Keynote. “Keynote and Riverbed are delivering solutions that help our customers’ hybrid enterprises perform at their peak.”

“Together, Riverbed and its partners are providing end-to-end solutions that provide deep visibility and control to inspect, direct, and protect workloads across the hybrid enterprise,” Katie Colbert, vice president, global technology alliances at Riverbed. “Through the new Riverbed-Ready program, Keynote and Riverbed will provide our customers integrated solutions that extend the Riverbed Application Performance Platform.”

Riverbed Application Performance Platform product families include: Riverbed® SteelCentral™ for end-to-end visibility, analytics, and diagnostics across the hybrid enterprise; Riverbed® SteelHead™ to optimize and control application delivery throughout the hybrid enterprise; Riverbed® SteelFusion™ to consolidate branch infrastructure in the data center and optimize delivery of apps/data to branches and Riverbed® SteelApp™ to optimize application delivery and load balancing in hybrid cloud environments.

About Keynote
Keynote Systems is the global leader in cloud–based testing, monitoring and analytics for mobile and web, optimizing the value of every digital interaction, enhancing user experience and driving business value through online performance. The company runs the world’s largest cloud testing, monitoring and analytics network in the world and collects over 700 million mobile and website performance measurements daily. In 2012 Keynote, a Thoma Bravo portfolio company, was recognized by Forbes Magazine as “One of the Best 100 Companies in America.”

Riverbed FORCE 2014
Riverbed FORCE 2014, November 3-6 at the San Jose Convention Center, gathers global IT leaders and industry pioneers to focus on The Hybrid Enterprise: How to Make Yours Perform at Its Peak.  FORCE offers attendees thought-provoking General Session keynotes from industry experts; free technical certification testing; a Riverbed-Ready Technology Partner Pavilion; and 80 hands-on labs and technical sessions that deliver in-depth training with hybrid architectures and solutions in performance management, WAN optimization, branch converged infrastructure and application delivery. More than 1,000 customers, technology partners and industry and Riverbed technology experts are expected at this premier event. Learn more at www.riverbedforce.com.

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