SteelConnect unifies 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.
|Applicable Verticals||Cloud Service Providers, Financials, Government & Education, Healthcare, Retail and Telecom|
Riverbed is modernizing connectivity for the cloud-era with a complete cloud-to-edge networking solution that is powerful yet simple. At the core is software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) technology that re-invents legacy networking with greater operational agility and flexibility. The solution derives its power from a unique set of capabilities including a unified network fabric, integrated application performance management and centralized policy orchestration & automation.
|Form Factor||As a Service in the cloud, Hardware appliance (proprietary), Software|
|Primary Customer Segments||Enterprises|
|Key Partners||Riverbed works with a vast range of world-wide partner types including Resellers, Distributors, Service Providers, System Integrators, and Technology Alliances which can be found at http://partnerlocator.riverbed.com/.|
|Key Customers||We have three public customer stories: Simple Pay, GHD and OpenEye. In Feb 2017, Riverbed announced that it had surpassed 300 SD-WAN customers.|
|Licensing and Pricing||
When being sold as physical hardware, the appliance is sold as hardware costs (CapEx) and subscription to the management console which includes technical support (OpEx).
SteelConnect is offered as pure subscription (OpEx) as well, in the form of a virtual appliance.
|Deployment Architecture||uCPE - on-premises, vCPE - POP/regional DC, vCPE - centralized cloud|
|Product Capabilities||Application acceleration and optimization, Application classification, Application prioritization, Application segmentation, Cloud breakout, Encryption, Load balancing across links, Network access control, Network monitoring, Routing capabilities, Security functions built-in, Service chaining, WAN optimization, Zero-touch provisioning|