Rethink Networking. Think Application-Defined Networking.
Introducing SteelConnect, the cornerstone of Riverbed's strategy for next-generation, Application-Defined Networking for the Cloud Era where networks adapt to application requirements.
SteelConnect is the industry’s first and only product to unify network connectivity and orchestration of application delivery across hybrid WANs, cloud networks and branch LAN/WLANs with centralized policy-based management, dynamic software-defined routing and single-click cloud deployment.
SteelConnect delivers the agility, performance and visibility enterprises today require through seamless integrations across the Riverbed Application Performance Platform.
SteelConnect’s application-defined networking offers:
- Connectivity and orchestration across the WAN, cloud networks and branch LAN/WLANs
- Optimized and secure delivery of all apps across all networks
- Application insight and network intelligence
SteelConnect is as intuitive as downloading apps onto your smart phone and as instant as spinning up compute and storage resources into a public cloud.
Introducing SteelConnect for SD-WAN, Cloud Networks and Branch LAN/WLAN
Ubiquitous and Unified Connectivity
WAN, Cloud Networks, Branch LAN/WLANs: SteelConnect enables end to end connectivity spanning across the WAN, cloud networks and at the branch LAN/WLAN fabric. Connect securely and easily to your cloud resources.
Business Aligned Orchestration
Apps, Users, Locations, Performance, Security: SteelConnect provides centralized management and business intent-based policy enabling automation, zero touch provisioning, quality-based path selection, and application optimization. And it drives apps and data based on priority quickly to your users down the network path that you selected when setting up your business policy.
Cloud Oriented Workflow
Design first, Deploy, Change with Ease: SteelConnect starts with a virtual, menu-driven network design first before anything physical comes on line. Intelligent use of a “shadow appliance” ensures quick deployment of the actual physical appliance. Single-click cloud deployment seamlessly accelerates cloud-to-cloud and cloud-to-datacenter performance.
Walk through the SteelConnect components and watch 7 detailed demo videos
SteelConnect Components Include:
SteelConnect Manager: A centralized and multi-tenant management portal that provides an intuitive and simplified workflow for designing, deploying and managing distributed and hybrid networks.
SteelConnect Gateway: A line of physical and virtual secure WAN gateways that provide unified connectivity (point-to-point and full-mesh) and enforcement of global policy across on-premises and cloud network environments, zero-touch provisioning, automated VPN management and next-generation firewall and threat protection capabilities.
SteelConnect Switches & Access Points: A line of remote LAN switches and Wi-Fi access points that support zero-touch provisioning, automate global enforcement of access control policies and provide complete visibility into connected users and devices.
SteelConnect Demo Videos
Watch Part I: Using the SteelConnect Manager GUI
Watch Part II: Getting Started: Org, Site, Zone, Gateway
Watch Part III: Configuring AutoVPN between Sites
Watch Part IV: Deploying Wi-Fi at Sites
Watch Part V: Configuring Remote Employee Access
Watch Part VI: Maintaining Visibility With SteelConnect Manager
Watch Part VII: Integrating with Amazon Web Services
How SteelConnect Accelerates Your Business Performance
Quickly respond to the needs of your business with application-centric, business intent-based policies that are centrally managed and applied network-wide across all remote locations.
Maximize the use of redundant and lower cost connectivity options with zero-touch provisioning & centralized management to reduce the cost of deploying and maintaining a hybrid WAN architecture.
Leverage secure transport network services & integrated firewall capabilities to ensure the secure delivery of all applications across your hybrid enterprise. Securely identify and manage the performance of today’s modern and encrypted applications running over SSL, TLS and HTTPS.
Create a highly available WAN architecture that virtualizes and dynamically leverages multiple links at remote locations. Retain end-to-end visibility of network performance and end-user experience for troubleshooting and problem resolution.
Deliver superior application performance to your business with the industry-leading WAN optimization solution from Riverbed.
With SteelConnect, we now have the ability to very quickly build and deploy a global network in a matter of hours, which would have taken months of planning and deployment before.- Rob Gillan, CTO at SimplePay
How Much Can You Save With SD-WAN?
Use this calculator to find out how much you would save based on your custom SD-WAN use-cases and deployment size. You can also contact us to talk about your individual use cases.
Riverbed is well positioned to disrupt the SD-WAN market with its SteelConnect solution, and has placed a great deal of visionary thought and engineering behind its development.- Daniel Conde, Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group
With a holistic view that goes beyond connectivity by offering orchestration and workflow, SteelConnect is a product that focuses on both application delivery and security for the enterprise and takes a distinctive approach from what other vendors are providing in the market.
SteelConnect Business Use Cases
SteelConnect delivers solutions for every business from building hybrid WAN to automating cloud connectivity.
SteelConnect Industry-Specific Use Cases
SteelConnect delivers solutions for every industry to meet specific needs for application optimization, control and visibility, as well as application-defined networking (SD-WAN), cloud and security.
Retail Use Case
Retail Use Case
Retail Use Case
Manufacturing Use Case
Financial Services Use Case