Riverbed 2018 ONUG Session: Powering Cloud-First Transformations with SD-WAN and Cloud-Based Security


Powering cloud-first transformations with SD-WAN and cloud-based security

Security.  It’s the #1 concern of CTOs when it comes to deploying a cloud-first strategy. But…CTOs want to employ cost-effective, direct-to-the-Internet transport for dispersed workforces, branches and regions. They understand the business needs to be agile, as well as secure.

Balancing these two critical requirements—agility and security—is nearly impossible using legacy networking and security approaches. What’s needed instead is a cloud-centric approach enabled by SD-WAN from the software-defined networking leader, Riverbed, and direct-to-the-Internet security from Zscaler.

ONUG panel discussion with Riverbed, Zscaler & customer GHD

Don’t miss Riverbed, Zscaler and customer experts at Riverbed’s ONUG 2018 sessionPowering Cloud-First Transformation with SD-WAN and Cloud-Based Security. Learn first-hand how GHD, a global professional services company,  is leveraging Riverbed SD-WAN with policy-based service orchestration/management + native security  + integrated visibility and integration with Zscaler Cloud Security Platform to streamline its networking and security functions.

GHD added more than 3,000 employees in 100 offices, including 50 small sites, when it merged with North American engineering consultancy, Conestoga-Rovers and Associates (CRA). Its strategic requirement: a simple, cost-effective solution to rapidly deploy those new sites, while also enabling employees with fast, secure access to critical cloud apps.

GHD hit every important milestone for achieving its strategy.

  • Provisioned and connected 50 new sites in just four weeks
  • Provide advanced protection for GHD employees, regardless of their location with Zscaler Internet Access
  • Increased workforce collaboration among global project teams
  • On its way to achieving annual cost savings of USD 1 million

Don’t miss out on how GHD became a cloud-first company. Join us for our ONUG interactive panel discussion featuring GHD, Zscaler and Riverbed.

Event details

Topic: Powering Cloud-first Transformations with SD-WAN and Cloud-based Security

Location: UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center, San Francisco

Date: May 8, 1PM


  • Randy Taylor, Voice/Data Infrastructure Comms Lead, GHD
  • Dhawal Sharma, Director of Product Management, Zscaler
  • Frank Lyonnet, Deputy CTO, Riverbed

Riverbed SteelConnect

Riverbed SteelConnect is the first and only SD-WAN and cloud networking solution that provides unified connectivity and policy-based orchestration spanning the entire distributed network fabric – hybrid WAN, branch LAN/WLAN, data centers, and the cloud, with one-click connectivity and optimization is AWS and Microsoft Azure. SteelConnect also enables zero-touch provisioning, allowing an enterprise to set-up a global network and connect to the cloud in minutes, and easy ongoing network management that provides the ability to make network or business/application policy changes with a few clicks of a mouse. Riverbed SteelConnect helps businesses transform their approach to networking with a new software-defined and cloud-centric approach that yields dramatic gains in agility, efficiency and flexibility so that businesses can reach their cloud and digital goals faster. With its own integrated firewall and intelligent integration with Zscaler Cloud Security Platform, SteelConnect improves the security posture of the enterprise.

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