Riverbed Technology, the technology and market leader in wide-area data services (WDS), announced that it has been ranked by Infonetics Research as the leader in the wide area networks (WAN) optimisation market in its latest Enterprise Routers and WAN Optimization Appliances report. 

Riverbed continues to show positive technology momentum as the WDS market leader with recognition from industry analysts, successful customer implementations and industry award wins.
Since Riverbed pioneered the WDS market in 2005 it has maintained its position as the market leader according to industry analysts and customer testimonials.  The company has just been recognised by InfoWorld as the WAN Optimisation "Technology of the Year" for the fourth consecutive year and Riverbed is positioned as a leader in a leading analyst firm’s report on the WAN Optimization market. Riverbed customers have also won awards from Network World and InfoWorld for their cutting-edge implementations of Riverbed’s WDS Solutions.
Only Riverbed offers a complete WDS solution that accelerates applications and data for remote offices, data centres and mobile workers across WANs, accelerating access to applications and data up to 100 times faster. The speed delivered by Riverbed WDS solutions allows organisations to be more nimble, flexible, and competitive by enabling IT consolidation without sacrificing user performance, allowing higher productivity for remote offices, eliminating end user frustration caused by slow applications, dramatically shortening backup and replication times, reducing traffic on WANs, and even making mobile workers significantly more productive.
"Riverbed is the only vendor that offers a complete solution for accelerating data over the WAN, which is why we’ve been recognised so many times by the industry," says Christo Briedenhann, local country manager at Riverbed. "Our customers’ needs are complex and ever-changing, and they require a solution that delivers LAN-like application performance to any employee, whether on the road, working from home or connected wirelessly in the office."
As noted by an independent research firm, WDS is a strategic component for today’s distributed and mobile workers.