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Riverbed launches SteelConnect SD-WAN Solution for a Cloud-Centric World

Monday, May 16, 2016

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FREMONT, CA: Riverbed, a provider of application performance infrastructure unveils, SteelConnect a new software defined wide area network (SD-WAN) product for making  network management simpler for IT professionals, irrespective of the  infrastructure or system their company uses.

SteelConnect brings together network connectivity and application delivery orchestration across remote LANs, hybrid WANs and cloud networks like AWS and Microsoft Azure.

The product comprises of four elements: SteelConnect Gateway –a line of physical and virtual WAN gateways, SteelConnect Switches –a LAN switch, SteelConnect Access Points –which are WiFi access points, and SteelConnect Manager –a single cloud-based management console for all elements of the network.

SteelConnect is part of Riverbeds larger initiative, ‘Project Tiger,’ which is aimed at eliminating need of traditional routers in branch offices and provide cloud-based management solution.

 SteelConnect offers a graphical user interface, zero-touch provisioning, and visibility into all users and devices connected to the distributed network through the integration of SteelCentral into the SteelConnect central management console.

"The market is going through one of the largest transformations ever, with organizations moving quickly to adopt more digital and cloud services and hybrid networks," says CEO Jerry Kennelly, Riverbed. "With SteelConnect, we're delivering an application-defined networking solution that leverages Riverbed's application DNA and integrates industry-leading visibility, to provide the agility, simplicity and speed enterprises need to manage today's complex cloud and hybrid architectures."

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