Riverbed Technology Inc was incorporated in Delaware on May 23, 2002. The Company provides application performance infrastructure. It offers a platform to give enterprises visibility to deliver, control, and optimize IT resources across the hybrid enterprise. The Company's Application Performance Platform is a set of solutions that help ensure applications perform as expected, data is always available when needed, and performance issues are diagnosed and cured before end users even notice. The platform delivers application performance infrastructure solutions with a focus on two key areas: Application Acceleration and Performance Management. Wide area network (WAN) optimization for application acceleration includes Riverbed SteelHead - WAN optimization solution, and Riverbed SteelFusion (formerly Granite) - branch converged infrastructure; and Riverbed SteelApp- application delivery controller (ADC). Riverbed SteelCentral - a performance management suite that combines its application-aware network performance management and application performance management control suite. The SteelCentral product line combines its former Cascade products and the products acquired from OPNET Technologies, Inc (OPNET). These solutions can be flexibly delivered as appliances, software, and services. The Company's customers include manufacturing, finance, technology, government, architecture, engineering and construction, professional services, utilities, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, media and retail industries. The Company sells its products and support through channel partners and its field sales force. It outsources manufacturing of all hardware products. Its primary competitors include Cisco Systems, Blue Coat Systems, Citrix Systems, and F5 Networks, Netscout Systems, Computer Associates (NetQos) and Compuware. It also faces competition from a large number of smaller private companies and new market entrants. Its registered trademarks in the U.S. include, but are not limited to, Riverbed, SteelHead, RiOS, Cascade OPNET, SteelFusion, SteelCentral, AppResponse, AppInternals and Wireshark.Its patent portfolio includes 195 issued U.S. patents and 46 issued foreign patents. The Company's products and services are subject to a variety of government regulations, including export controls, import controls, environmental laws, laws relating to the use of conflict minerals, and required certifications.