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Websense and Riverbed Team to Deliver Industry-Leading Web Security and WAN Optimization Solution for the Enterprise

Websense Web Security Integrated With Riverbed Services Platform Helps Organizations Enhance Business Performance and Security

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 05/21/09 -- Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the IT infrastructure performance company for networks, applications and storage, and Websense, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBSN) today announced that the two companies have joined forces to offer enterprise customers Websense's industry-leading Web security solutions combined with market-leading WAN optimization from Riverbed®. The Websense Web Security solution will be offered on the Riverbed Services Platform (RSP), a feature of the Steelhead® appliance. Websense offers Hosted Web Security today for the branch. The companies anticipate that Websense will offer its Hosted Web Security with Riverbed solutions in a "hybrid" mode at a later date to provide organizations with the most comprehensive, flexible and up-to-date security solutions.

Websense Web Security can be deployed on the RSP, a virtualized, extensible data services platform integrated with the Steelhead appliance hardware that allows customers to deploy multiple best-of-breed edge services that formerly required dedicated servers. By installing Websense Web Security software on Riverbed Steelhead appliances, organizations can consolidate WAN and Web security deployments, making their IT infrastructure faster, less expensive, and more secure. Customers can deploy these virtualized appliances, with services such as Websense Web Security, to further simplify IT infrastructure at branch and remote offices to reduce costs and operational overhead.

Riverbed Steelhead appliance customers will have the flexibility to deploy Websense Web Security as "on premise" software, as a fully hosted service for remote workers, or, in an anticipated future release, through a hybrid hosted "software-as-a-service" model. This flexibility will allow joint customers to leverage the power of software-as-a-service (SaaS) to deploy Web security "in the cloud" for branch offices and remote users with Websense Hosted Web Security quickly and cost-effectively.

Websense will install seamlessly on the RSP to enable a "serverless" deployment at the branch with the option of centralized reporting and policy management with the Websense V10000 secure Web gateway appliance in the central datacenter. The addition of the Websense V10000 secure Web gateway appliance allows content to be inspected in real-time with Riverbed optimizing the network traffic from the branch to the central datacenter. The enterprise achieves the best of both worlds: deep content inspection and scalability without sacrificing bandwidth or application acceleration.

"Unlike competitive offerings that promise strong application acceleration and security but don't deliver convincingly on either front, the Websense and Riverbed integrated solution offers true best-of-breed and best-in-class security and application acceleration. As we move forward with the next phase of the relationship, customers will have the choice of appliance, software or SaaS deployment options," said Ray Kruck, senior director of business development, Websense, Inc. "The Websense and Riverbed joint offering is a powerful security solution architecture that protects essential information within Web-based applications and optimizes its access and delivery across the distributed enterprise."

"Through our virtualized RSP, enterprises can take advantage of core network services for branch offices, like best-of-breed Websense Web Security, and obtain extended value in the Riverbed Steelhead appliances," said Alan Saldich, vice president of product marketing at Riverbed. "Enterprises are executing on initiatives to reconcile the competing demands of IT consolidation and the growing distributed workforce. The RSP provides enterprises with a platform to address this challenge while cutting costs."

The Riverbed-Websense joint solution will be available through the companies' respective resellers and sales forces -- RSP from Riverbed and Websense Web Security through Websense. Websense Web Security running on the RSP is scheduled to be available in June of 2009. The future SaaS hybrid deployment options are scheduled to be available in the first quarter of 2010.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements relating to the expected demand for Riverbed's or Websense's products and services, statements relating to future functionality of Riverbed's or Websense's solutions, including the Riverbed Services Platform, and their integration with one another, and statements relating to Riverbed's or Websense's ability to meet customer needs. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, as well as assumptions that, if they do not fully materialize or prove incorrect, could cause Riverbed's or Websense's results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties that could cause 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 or Websense's business are set forth in our most recent Form 10-Q's filed with the SEC. 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 and Websense reserve the right to modify future product plans at any time.

About Riverbed

Riverbed Technology is the IT infrastructure performance company. The Riverbed family of wide area network (WAN) optimization solutions liberates businesses from common IT constraints by increasing application performance, enabling consolidation, and providing enterprise-wide network and application visibility -- all while eliminating the need to increase bandwidth, storage or servers. Thousands of companies with distributed operations use Riverbed to make their IT infrastructure faster, less expensive and more responsive. Additional information about Riverbed (NASDAQ: RVBD) is available at www.riverbed.com.

Riverbed Technology, Riverbed, Steelhead, RiOS, Interceptor, Think Fast, the Riverbed logo, Mazu, Profiler and Cascade are trademarks or registered trademarks of Riverbed Technology, Inc. All other trademarks used or mentioned herein belong to their respective owners.

About Websense, Inc.

Websense, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBSN), a global leader in integrated Web, data and email security solutions, provides Essential Information Protection(TM) for more than 44 million product seats under subscription. Distributed through its global network of channel partners, Websense software and hosted security solutions help organizations block malicious code, prevent the loss of confidential information and enforce Internet use and security policies. For more information, visit www.websense.com.

Websense is a registered trademark of Websense, Inc. in the United States and certain international markets. Websense has numerous other registered and unregistered trademarks in the United States and internationally. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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