AlterPoint Partners with Riverbed to Optimize the Delivery of Wide-Area Data Services : AlterPoint Joins Riverbed Technology Alliance; Partnership Will Help Customers Automate Configuration, Policy Management and Troubleshooting of Riverbed Steelhead Appliances

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AlterPoint, Inc. (, a leading provider of open network management software, today announced an alliance with Riverbed Technology, the technology and market leader in wide-area data services (WDS), to help joint customers improve the configuration and management of their enterprise WDS infrastructure.

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As the market leader in WDS, Riverbed is recognized for helping customers deploy critical business services with increased speed and accuracy across complex network environments

Through the partnership, AlterPoint will join the Riverbed Technology Alliance, demonstrating interoperability of NetworkAuthority, AlterPoint's network management solution, with Riverbed® Steelhead® appliances. The two companies will publish management components on ZipForge, a community-based network management exchange where users can download, develop and share content including network management scripts, change templates, policies, vulnerabilities, adaptors, plug-ins and report templates.

"Our goal is to help companies improve the performance of their applications, get more out of their current infrastructure, and consolidate IT assets from remote offices to the data center," said Alan Saldich, vice president of product marketing and alliances at Riverbed. "This means joint customers will be able to manage all of the devices in their multi-vendor networks without resorting to proprietary and vendor-specific management systems."

The AlterPoint-Riverbed collaboration will provide the following capabilities:

Automated Configuration Management - ensures consistent configuration policies across Steelhead devices by providing real-time change detection; flagging out-of-policy changes and vulnerabilities; and performing real-time, automated remediation. Troubleshooting - identifies misconfigured Steelhead appliances and uncovers the root cause of the problems associated with each. Policy Management - provides comprehensive policy management for Steelhead appliances, from internal business policies to externally mandated regulatory requirements. Service Level Agreement (SLA) Reporting - provides comprehensive analytics and reporting for Steelhead appliances across security, compliance and lifecycle policies, enabling at-a-glance visibility into SLA compliance. "As the market leader in WDS, Riverbed is recognized for helping customers deploy critical business services with increased speed and accuracy across complex network environments," said David Cramer, vice president of marketing at AlterPoint. "We are proud to join Riverbed in offering an integrated solution that links application performance with the manageability of the myriad devices that support such services."

AlterPoint and Riverbed will collaborate on sales, marketing, professional services and integration initiatives targeting their broad global client bases.

About AlterPoint Network Management Solutions

AlterPoint's network management solutions provide intelligent, automated network change and configuration management for multi-dimensional, multi-vendor networks. Combining policy-based management and advanced network analytics, AlterPoint's products provide deep visibility into the performance, compliance and security posture of complex networks. These capabilities enable customers to reconcile strategic business decisions with real-time operational data, and make critical decisions around capacity planning, asset aging and maintenance contracts.

About AlterPoint

AlterPoint network governance solutions optimize network spend and better align IT with business imperatives. The world's most respected enterprises rely on AlterPoint to curb operational costs, reduce specialized labor, lower the cost of compliance, and improve the availability of network services. AlterPoint's open, comprehensive network CMDB combines operational and business data to automate, analyze and optimize network change, compliance, security and equipment lifecycles. Multiple stakeholders benefit from AlterPoint's customizable analytics and dashboards for impact assessment, faster troubleshooting, compliance scorecards and trend analysis. Founded in 2001, AlterPoint is headquartered in Austin, Texas. For more information, please visit

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