The IT infrastructure at Cognizant Technology Solutions (Cognizant)was concerned about slow application response time and its growingbandwidth requirements as the company was using a wide range ofapplications. In order to address all of these issues, Cognizant decidedto implement Riverbed SteelHead appliances. As a result, application response time improved and bandwidthrequirements were met. The appliance were also able to support encrypted MAPI acceleration. The company was able to consolidate its datacenter without affecting end-user productivity. Moreover, SteelHead even conformed to its wide range of applications.The implementation of SteelHead appliances has resulted in 31% bandwidth reduction and 60% improvement in application performance for Cognizant. After the implementation, the company has been able to better leverage existing bandwidth to meet the future needs of the company.