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Software-defined WAN is quickly replacing traditional Wide Area Networks (WANs) as more enterprises realize the need to rethink networking for today’s cloud-centric world. SD-WAN simplifies the way networks are designed, deployed and managed. It also brings powerful capabilities that increase the efficiency and agility of IT teams.
With SD-WAN, many organizations have been able to:
The transition to software-defined WAN is easier than you might expect because many SD-WAN devices can be installed without removing the existing network equipment. Also, the learning curve is shorter than for traditional WAN administration tools because SD-WAN is managed from a central console using a modern, graphical user interface.
Riverbed offers these SD-WAN advantages and more with our Cloud Networking portfolio.
Conventional router-based WANs have proven to be highly complex and rigid for today’s multi-cloud and mobile business environment. A radically different approach to WAN is necessary to support the dynamic needs of your digital transformation. Unshackle your network from the high cost of MPLS networks, challenges of CLI management, rigidity of static network and frailty of the router-based WAN.
Transform your WAN into a competitive advantage with Riverbed Software-Defined WAN. Simplify the way your WAN is designed, deployed and managed. Build a business intent network with automated provisioning, simplified orchestration, policy driven application steering, centrally managed state-of-the-art safeguards, SaaS and Cloud application acceleration, and unified visibility from Data Center to IaaS platforms. Whether you want maximum simplicity for your lean IT organization or maximum flexibility for your complex network, we have the perfect solutions. To learn more about “What is SD-WAN,” read our FAQ.
Expand the SD-WAN benefits with a comprehensive Digital Networking solution.
Redefine agility and manage hundreds of branch office connectivity despite their growing complexity and a lack of onsite IT staff. With zero-touch provisioning, rapid deployment, almost anyone can plug in an SD-WAN gateway and watch as it is discovered and brought online in minutes. One network engineer can administer dozens, maybe hundreds, of SD-WAN devices on an ongoing basis. Centralize policy driven management to deploy and manage transport independent network edge with consistent policies across hundreds of branches. In just 4 weeks, GHD brought 50 small offices into its corporate network.
Expand network capacity with cost-effective Internet broadband without reducing service quality or reliability. Realize considerable savings by moving some or all traffic from MPLS to cost-effective alternative hybrid WAN. Riverbed solution simplifies cost savings by automatically splitting traffic between low-cost and highly-available WAN links based on business criticality. Future-proof your WAN edge and reduce appliance sprawl with a flexible platform capable of running multiple network services. Read this MPLS vs SD-WAN study to learn how you can achieve SD-WAN benefits in 12 months.
Our software-defined, purpose-built SD-WAN solution for today’s dynamic workforce ensures consistent performance of leading SaaS applications for anyone, anywhere, regardless of distance. SD-WAN monitors the health of WAN links and automatically steer the traffic of different applications and users onto appropriate paths when the primary path becomes congested. The integrated SaaS and cloud acceleration, WAN optimization and SD-WAN enables employees working at branch sites to access files and applications over 33 times faster even across congested links and high-latency connections.
Riverbed SD-WAN solution supports different security architectures or transition from one to the other. Backhaul the SaaS and Cloud applications to a centralized security infrastructure in the Data Center or provide local Internet breakout for direct branch-to-cloud connectivity. Overcome latency of backhauling the traffic with integrated application acceleration. Secure the local Internet breakouts with state-of-the-art security safeguards with a full spectrum of security capabilities from Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) engine to advanced NGFW, AV, UTM, content/URL filtering to harden the expanded attack surface at the branches.