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Conventional routers can’t keep pace in the cloud era    

Riverbed's secure enterprise SD-WAN unifies connectivity across branch, data center and multi-cloud infrastructure.

  • Expand connectivity options: Increase WAN capacity with cost-effective Internet Broadband and LTE to augment or replace MPLS
  • Boost operational agility: Streamline network operations and drive strategic value with centralized policy-based management
  • Streamline branch infrastructure: Replace conventional branch routers with a platform that combines routing, SD-WAN, WAN optimization and security
  • Accelerate site provisioning: Slash costs of onboarding a branch with zero-touch provisioning

The Essential SD-WAN Checklist

With so many SD-WAN solutions to choose from, how do you decide?
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How do you select the best Enterprise SD-WAN for your needs?

Be mindful of common pitfalls & trade-offs:

  • Brownfield Integration: SD-WAN roll-out never happens all at once.  Look for SD-WAN that provides enterprise-class routing to support your transition at every step of the way
  • Cost vs. Performance: More capacity doesn’t guarantee performance.  Look for SD-WAN that provides advanced app acceleration to overcome latency, jitter and packet loss
  • User Experience vs. Security: Giving users direct branch-to-Internet access expands your threat perimeter.  Look for SD-WAN that provides next-gen network security services

Accelerate business velocity with SD-WAN

  • Conventional routers are too rigid, error prone and costly to manage
  • SD-WAN streamlines network operations with centralized management based on app-centric policies
  • SD-WAN path steering dynamically selects the best transport – MPLS, Internet Broadband or LTE – based on performance SLAs and real-time circuit conditions
  • SD-WAN unifies hybrid cloud connectivity and operations with a secure network fabric that spans branches, data centers and multi-cloud environments
  • SD-WAN accelerates roll-out of new sites and apps with zero-touch provisioning and scalable policy templates
Riverbed SD-WAN Architecture Overview

Accelerate any app to any user over any network

  • No amount of bandwidth can address the performance impact of latency on applications
  • WAN optimization and app acceleration overcome latency, over-subscription and poor link quality
  • Riverbed SaaS Accelerator increases app performance by up to 10x
  • In the office, at home or on the go, Riverbed Client Accelerator assures exceptional user experience
  • Riverbed delivers end-to-end application performance with WAN optimization, cloud acceleration, SaaS acceleration and client acceleration

Secure your branch as you expand the perimeter

  • Giving branch users direct Internet access expands your attack surface
  • Riverbed SD-WAN fortifies remote sites with integrated network security and flexible 3rd party service chaining
  • Leverage powerful native capabilities including next-gen firewall, IPS, malware protection and unified threat management
  • Integrate 3rd party security services at the branch or in the cloud leveraging extensible uCPE service chaining
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Benefits of Riverbed SD-WAN

Ultimate Agility

Unify connectivity across branch, data center and multi-cloud infrastructure.  Scale IT operations across thousands of sites, provision new branches in minutes and dynamically steer applications on the best transport.


Ultimate Performance

Overcome latency, congestion, poor link quality to accelerate app performance by up to 33x or more for users in the office, at home or on the go.


Ultimate Security

Choose the security architecture that best meets your needs. Fortify your branch with integrated advanced security or service chain with 3rd party security services of your choosing. 


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