Better Buy: Cisco vs. Riverbed

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The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which Motley Fool senior technology analyst Eric Bleeker and Chief Technology Officer Jeremy Phillips discuss emerging trends in technology.

In today's edition, Jeremy and Eric pit Cisco against Riverbed to decide which one of these networking leaders is the better buy. While Eric and Jeremy both like Cisco's overall position atop the networking industry, they're also looking for ways to get exposure to growth markets where Cisco is lagging behind. This opens up not only opportunities in buying a company like Riverbed, but other peers in niche areas of networking.

Both Riverbed and Cisco are the "plumbing" in a boom that will lead to Internet traffic quadrupling by 2015. The Motley Fool has compiled a new report called "The Motley Fool's Top Stock for 2011" that highlights a company that's set to profit handsomely from the booming amounts of data flowing across the Internet, no matter which company delivers the video. Thousands have requested access to this special free report, and you can access it today at no cost. You can get instant access to the name of this company by clicking here -- it's free.

At the time this article was published Eric BleekerandJeremy Phillipsdon't own shares of any companies listed above. The Motley Fool owns shares of Cisco Systems.Motley Fool newsletter serviceshave recommended buying shares of Cisco Systems and Riverbed Technology.Motley Fool newsletter serviceshave recommended writing puts in Riverbed Technology. Try any of our Foolish newsletter servicesfree for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe thatconsidering a diverse range of insightsmakes us better investors. The Motley Fool has adisclosure policy.

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