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The leading network optimization and application performance solution chosen by over 30,000 organizations worldwide

The performance of networks and applications directly impacts business productivity. Riverbed draws from nearly two decades of experience in driving network and application performance over Wide Area Networks with its flagship offering, SteelHead. SteelHead delivers the underlying technology that helps enterprises of all sizes maximize the efficiency and performance of the networks and applications used to run modern business.

In today’s hybrid world of cloud workloads, SaaS applications, Internet Broadband and MPLS, the SteelHead family of products and solutions is built upon 4 core principles required for any organization interested in making sure networks and apps perform reliably and securely while enhancing the user experience.

Breakthrough Visibility & Performance for Encrypted Apps & Traffic

Breakthrough Visibility & Performance for Encrypted Apps & Traffic: Watch as we troubleshoot a complex performance problem leveraging a variety of data.
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Maximize network performance and mitigate latency

Data Streamlining

Maximize network efficiency


Transport Streamlining

Maximize network performance and mitigate latency


Application Streamlining

Maximize application performance and user experience


Elastic Performance

Optimize any network, accelerate any app, for users anywhere


Benefits of SteelHead

Up to 99%

Data Reduction

Accelerated Performance

Working from Anywhere

Up to 33X

Faster Application Performance

SteelHead Demos Videos

Demo: Breakthrough Performance for Encrypted Applications
SteelHead Deployment Options
The Impact of Latency on Bandwidth
The Impact of Round Trip Time on Latency

Riverbed optimizes both our corporate and cloud application traffic, so if there is an outage, it’s less likely to affect data transfer or application performance.

Ian Clydesdale
IT Director
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