Riverbed has announced the launch of its SteelConnect EX solution, an enterprise-class and carrier-grade WAN Edge Infrastructure solution with best-of-breed SD-WAN, integrated application acceleration and advanced network security services.
The challenge it solves:
Despite its obvious benefits, adoption of SD-WAN amongst larger enterprises has been quite limited to date, due in large part to the inability for SD-WAN solutions to interface directly with legacy networks during a phased SD-WAN rollout.
How SteelConnect EX solves this:
Riverbed SteelConnect EX sets a new standard for SD-WAN, enabling its mainstream adoption across enterprises and organisations of any size.
An enterprise-class and carrier-grade routing stack ensures that Riverbed’s SD-WAN solution can seamlessly co-exist and interoperate with legacy networks, while best-in-class SD-WAN services enable organisations to adopt hybrid and Internet-based topologies without compromise to operational efficiency or WAN reliability.
In addition, industry-leading application acceleration offers the ability to optimise user experiences by boosting app performance by up to 33x or more for on-premises, cloud and SaaS-based applications.
SteelConnect EX solutions include:
- SteelConnect EX SD-WAN enables enterprises to cost-effectively expand WAN capacity, accelerate the roll-out of new sites and applications and streamline operations for hybrid and Internet-based WAN topologies
- SteelConnect EX App Acceleration provides industry-leading application acceleration and optimisation capabilities to boost app performance and end-user experience by up to 33x or more for on-premises, cloud and SaaS-based applications. SteelConnect EX interoperates directly with SteelHead physical and virtual appliances today. And with the availability of SteelConnect EX, Riverbed also announces plans to further integrate Riverbed’s industry-leading application acceleration and optimisation capabilities into the SteelConnect EX platform in Q1 2020 for a converged SD-WAN Edge solution.
- SteelConnect EX Security enables fully integrated and layered security services to deepen and simplify branch security. Provides a broad set of security functions, including Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW), Secure Web Gateway (SWG), Antivirus (AV), and Intrusion Detection and Protection Services (IDS/IPS).