Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) estimates that Riverbed SteelConnect delivers 6X ROI over a 5 year period. This includes making it easier to manage the network by 4X.
Riverbed SteelConnect offers a simple, unified and powerful approach to cloud networking. In partnership with Microsoft, Riverbed is developing the ability to enable fast, secure and reliable connectivity between user locations and the Azure Virtual WAN. This expands on Riverbed’s existing integrations with Microsoft Azure to help you unlock benefits of the cloud through unique software-defined capabilities.
Here is what the integration with Azure Virtual WAN will do for you:
Automate secure branch-to-branch and branch-to-VNet connectivity via the Azure Virtual WAN.
Define performance and security policy via simple app- and user-level criteria, not arcane network parameters.
Unify policy enforcement across cloud, data center, WAN and WLAN.
Deliver complete performance assurance with real-time path steering, app acceleration and visibility.
Secure cloud-adoption with a native firewall and unique cloud security integrations.
That’s just the beginning. Powered by unique software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) technology, Riverbed SteelConnect enables a larger set of use-cases including:
Agility: 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.
Reduced Costs: 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.
Security: 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.
Reliability: 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.
Performance: Deliver superior application performance to your business with the industry-leading WAN optimization solution from Riverbed.