StarLink Awarded Riverbed “EMEA DISTRIBUTOR OF THE YEAR”

For outstanding success and engagement with Riverbed technology

Sunday, April 30, 2017 - Dubai, UAE - StarLink, the region's trusted security and datacenter specialized "True" Value-Added-Distributor (VAD), today announced that they have been awarded the Riverbed EMEA Distributor of the Year Award. The awards were presented at the Riverbed Partner Summit 2017, the Company's annual partner conference, on April 25 - 27 in Santa Barbara, California. Riverbed Partner Summit 2017 brings the company's most influential partners together with Riverbed leadership to drive further coordination and collaboration to capitalize on the enormous market opportunity being created by the shift to the cloud, digital transformation and evolving channel dynamics.

Giovanni Di Filippo, VP, EMEA Channels at Riverbed said, "We are very excited about our strong collaboration and partnership with StarLink, and we truly believe we have just "scratched the surface" in regards to the significant business opportunities we can conquer together in 2017 and beyond. For StarLink to be recognized as the Riverbed EMEA DISTRIBUTOR of the Year underlines once more, the fantastic work done by the StarLink team in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa regions."

"With this award, we recognize StarLink's performance and achievements as a Riverbed partner in the past year, and look forward to continuing to work together to meet the needs of our joint customers," said Karl Meulema, Senior Vice President Global Channels at Riverbed. "It is currently a transformational time in the IT industry, and we are focused on bringing stronger value to seize our mutual opportunity with partners.

Nidal Othman, Managing Director at StarLink said, "We offer our sincerest thanks to the Riverbed Executive team that have bestowed this prestigious award upon StarLink. We are extremely excited about the progress and momentum achieved with Riverbed thus far, and look forward to continued close engagement and mutual success in 2017 and beyond".