The first name in optimization has evolved for the hybrid age

Riverbed invented WAN optimization in 2004 and SteelHead has led the market ever since. As cloud and SaaS have increased infrastructure complexity, we’ve added new capabilities to SteelHead’s original data streamlining and app acceleration, such as QoS (quality of service) and path selection for hybrid networks. SteelHead also provides custom SaaS optimizations for Microsoft Office 365, Salesforce, Box, ServiceNow, SAP SuccessFactors, and Microsoft Dynamics CRM and continues to expand this roster.

We’ve also brought visibility and control to optimization by integrating SteelHead with SteelCentral to give you both the broadest and most fine-grained data collection and analytics across network and app performance and end user experience. These are the fundamental capabilities you need to move from reactive problem-solving to proactive capacity management. They’re also baseline requirements for SD-WAN.

Delivering business-critical apps over the Internet saves us millions without sacrificing performance. Riverbed makes it possible.
Edward Wagoner, Chief Information Officer (CIO), Americas, JLL
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Use Cases

Hybrid WAN

Easily leverage and control Hybrid WANs to increase available bandwidth, application performance and network reliability at the lowest cost possible.


Speed up user access and manage the delivery of SaaS applications including Office 365 and Salesforce.com, and IaaS clouds.


Provide mobile workers with up to 60x faster performance of business-critical web applications from mobile devices, while reducing bandwidth up to 99%.


Deliver application performance improvements while leveraging the scalability and cost benefits of virtualization.


Overcome bandwidth and geographical limitations, improve productivity and enable global collaboration from virtually any location.

Data center to data center replication

Transfer and replicate data with greater visibility and control and less cost and risk, ensuring rapid data recovery times and improved business continuity.



Japan-based Senko uses Riverbed SteelHead to improve employee collaboration and reduce network traffic by 88%.


Lathrop & Gage, LLP

Ensuring Application Availability

Lathrop and Gage keeps critical applications running for its attorneys, accessing SteelHead™ key features of path selection, WAN optimization and QoS functionality.


Riverbed Application Performance Platform powers California environmental firm’s efficient growth as a peak-performing hybrid enterprise

Partner Solution

Riverbed partners are developing innovative solutions that solve complex business problems, open new markets, and create new revenue opportunities.

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