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Riverbed SteelConnect

SteelConnect offers a single, unified orchestration and connectivity fabric across the entire distributed enterprise network.

Features of product

Проблемы Problem Solving
  • Aging IT infrastructure
  • High costs
  • Lengthy production timelines
  • Low bandwidth data channels
Ценности Business Values
  • Enhance Competitive Ability
  • Ensure Compliance
  • Reduce Costs
  • Reduce Production Timelines
Матрица сравнения с конкурентами Matrix of comparison with competitors

About Product

Riverbed SteelConnect is the cornerstone of Riverbed’s strategy for next-generation, application-defined enterprise networking. SteelConnect is a complete SD-WAN system for securely connecting users and business to the applications they need, wherever they reside - on a remote LAN, in a data center, or in the cloud.

SteelConnect offers several differentiators - ubiquitous and unified connectivity across LAN, WAN, and the Cloud; business aligned orchestration for fast, agile, and secure application delivery; and unique cloud-centric workflow, easy menu-driven network design of sites, zones, uplinks, and rules, and centralized, business intent-based policy management—all within a simple graphical user interface - for ease of use and greater business agility.

SteelConnect provides:

  • WAN optimization and SD-WAN capabilities
  • Identification and classification of over 1300 applications with deep packet inspection
  • Optimization and acceleration of applications—on-premises and cloud—leveraging data (scalable data referencing or SDR), transport, and application streamlining
  • Centralized network management capabilities based on a single intent-and user-based “plain-language” global business policy
  • The ability to enforce application policy (path quality, path selection, network QoS, and security)
  • Pre-defined Application Groups (for example, business critical) for traffic path rule and security policy creation, as well as scalability with fewer policy rules. Add custom applications and leverage a constantly updated catalog of public applications to identify applications for advanced classification
  • Instant, single-click provisioning to the cloud with SteelHead™ CX for Cloud to automate cloud networking and accelerate cloud performance
  • Automated zero-touch provisioning of devices
  • Dynamic Native Routing – branch-  and WAN-side—to eliminate routers and reduce complexity
  • Path monitoring and quality-based, Hybrid WAN path selection
  • Integrated and third-party security providers
  • Scalability (up to 1000 branches/sites)
  • Cloud (AWS and Microsoft Azure) and self-hosting in a physical or virtual data center (for example, VMware)
  • End-to-end visibility with unified views, plus reporting and troubleshooting of application and network performance

With SteelConnect, Riverbed is integrating its centralized, policy-based management and core SD-WAN capabilities with its industry-leading network and application optimization, enterprise-class scalability and end-to-end visibility into clouds, thus extending Riverbed’s Application-Defined Networking and End-to-End Unified Visibility for large-scale enterprises.


  • Agility: Faster IT response times based on deep automation and intuitive GUI design.
  • Efficiency: High ROI and quick payback delivered through network infrastructure savings and operational ease.
  • Security: Native security capabilities supplemented with deep automation with 3rd party security vendors for cloud-first security.
  • Flexibility: Ability to integrate into complex, secure, enterprise environments while catalyzing successful digital transformations.




Network Connectivity


Zero-touch provisioning
Identification of applications

over 1300

Network Performance


Cloud Connect


Routing Capabilities


Load balancing modes


Dynamic Path Switching
Packet Duplication


Features of users

Роли заинтересованных сотрудников Stakeholders Roles
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Information Officer
Признаки применимости Company requirements
  • Internet access is available for employees