SAN FRANCISCO – April 20, 2016 – Riverbed Technology, the application performance company, today announced Riverbed SteelHead has received a Secure Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) certification from the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), making Riverbed the first wide-area network (WAN) optimization provider to achieve STIG accreditation.
“This important DISA certification validates our approach to protecting informational assets in today’s cybersecurity environment,” said Davis Johnson, Vice President of Public Sector, Riverbed Technology. “DoD and civilian personnel rely on networks to instantly and securely access the tools they need to meet mission goals, and we are dedicated to delivering the most secure and reliable application performance solutions to our federal customers.”
Riverbed is attending the AFCEA Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium in Washington DC, April 20-22, 2016.
STIGs are designed to assist in implementing the secure deployment of products and contain technical guidance on how to secure information systems and software that might be vulnerable to attack. With STIG approval, Riverbed will work with U.S. Department of Defense and other federal agencies to install SteelHead into their network architecture to greatly improve application performance while ensuring strict compliance with security protocols.
“Federal agencies turn to DISA for best practices for securing network devices, and this certification will enable federal IT leaders to execute DISA’s vision of securely maximizing network infrastructure and application gateways,” said Joe Tomasello, Product Management Director for Security, Riverbed Technology. “Coupled with Riverbed being the only WAN optimization provider to directly comply with FIPS 140-2 requirements for encrypted application traffic, this STIG approval is further validation that government agencies can rely on Riverbed for secure network operations and maximize application performance.”
Riverbed Application Performance Platform™
Riverbed works with leading federal agencies to deliver end-to-end visibility, optimization, and control for superior application performance. Riverbed customers include 100% of all cabinet level agencies and all three branches of the military. For more information visit http://www.riverbed.com/solutions/solutions-by-industry/government.html
Riverbed SteelHead is the industry’s #1 optimization solution for accelerated delivery of all applications across the hybrid enterprise. SteelHead is part of the Riverbed Application Performance Platform, which also includes Riverbed SteelCentral™ for network visibility and control, Riverbed SteelFusion™ for centralizing remote office IT, SD-WAN (Software-Defined wide-area network) solutions that deliver new levels of business agility, plus open APIs and developer tools, called SteelScript™, to facilitate platform programmability, interoperability, and intelligence. The Platform provides increased visibility into application performance and end-user experience and the ability to ensure business performance SLAs through an application-aware approach to hybrid networking based on centralized business intent-based policies. Organizations running on the Riverbed Application Performance Platform ensure applications perform as expected, data is always available when needed, and performance issues are diagnosed and cured before end users even notice.