Accelerate application performance and improve end-user experience to gain real productivity for your business. Riverbed SteelHead, the industry’s #1 WAN optimization solution, uniquely improves application performance, tackling both latency and bandwidth, to address network performance completely. Riverbed SteelHead offers industry leading secure optimization of all applications, across hybrid networks to users everywhere so you can leverage global resources and access applications and data from anywhere all while reducing the cost of running your business. Delivering business critical apps over the Internet saves us millions without sacrificing performance. Riverbed makes it possible. With new standards based, secure transport functionality, Riverbed SteelHead automatically encrypts all data in motion regardless of path or specifically by application groups or paths, allowing customers to protect data transmitted between Riverbed SteelHead solutions over private, public and Hybrid WAN lines.
Riverbed SteelHead for hybrid networking. How can you leverage these hybrid WANs and make them work smarter with path selection. Businesses are adopting virtualization, cloud services, rich media applications and SaaS applications across the enterprise. This adoption has complicated network traffic and application delivery, thus straining the traditional network. As a result, businesses are transitioning to hybrid networking architectures to leverage the ubiquity, cost economics and speed of the Internet to complement the highly reliable MPLS based network. Application growth and cloud services impact every network, slowing user access. CAD files were too large to simply open over the WAN. So, copies of these files were copied around the various offices where needed. This created revision control problems: Who has the latest version of the correct file? Where did they last save it? You can’t even buy enough interstate bandwidth to solve these problems for a company our size. A T1 doesn’t cut it on its own.
Riverbed SteelHead — Unlike Legacy Policy Based Routing
Riverbed SteelHead allows you to define path selection policies using pre defined application groups, instead of manually defining each application path individually. Leverages application aware business logic and policies to simplify configuration and deployment of path selection over Hybrid WANs. Easily calculates and derives all of the path possibilities that applications can take to specific users. Secures optimized and non optimized traffic over Hybrid WANs with standards based encryption for added security and regulatory compliance. With integrated Quality of Service (QoS) and business intent path selection, Riverbed SteelHead provides IT organizations with the ability to control network consumption, as well as what application uses which network, with priority for business critical and latency sensitive applications over recreational applications. Now, with both public and private resources, the network itself is going hybrid, combining the strengths of the highly reliable MPLS with the lower cost Internet infrastructure.
Riverbed SteelHead — Hybrid WANs And Path Selection
Riverbed performed best across our range of applications, which meant we would be able to provide better performance to all of our distributed workers and support the IT consolidation project. The configuration was simple and the devices were reliable. Their flexible in path and WCCP deployment required little to no rearchitecting of a network and works great with a heterogeneous Cisco environment. A Hybrid WAN — when controlled by Riverbed hybrid WANs and path selection for Riverbed SteelHead solutions combines MPLS, private and public Internet to increase available bandwidth, application performance and network reliability at the lowest cost possible. It allows organizations to have the benefits of a Hybrid WAN without the underlying complexity. Now, with path selection and Riverbed SteelHead solutions, you can efficiently and cost effectively leverage Hybrid WANs to meet business demands, accelerate applications everywhere and enhance IT visibility and control.
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