Riverbed Technology, Inc. is an American IT company that develops products to improve application performance across WANs, a technique known as WAN Optimization. Its products reduce latency and bandwidth constraints in delivering applications via WANs to multiple locations across long distances. It also develops products to support network and application performance management.
Riverbed has its headquarters in San Francisco, CA, and more than 2,500 employees in 73 offices around the world. The company’s 25,000+ customers include 97% of both the Fortune 100 and the Forbes Global 100. In December 2014, the company agreed to be acquired by private equity investment firm Thoma Bravo, and the transaction was completed in April 2015.