Riverbed is the Application Performance Company™. We know application performance end to end and inside and out. Delivering high performance over long distances has been Riverbed’s focus since Jerry Kennelly (who is still our CEO) founded the company way back in 2002.

Optimization. We’ve helped over 28,000 customers solve the world’s toughest application delivery challenges since we launched the first WAN optimization appliance in 2004, Riverbed® SteelHead™, which is still the market leader a dozen years later.

Unified Visibility. In 2009, we were the first vendor – and, amazingly, we’re still the only vendor – to provide end-to-end visibility, with Riverbed® SteelCentral™, across all the infrastructure components and the entire chain of interactions that constitute an “application” in today’s complex world of IT.

Software-defined Edge. In 2012, we were the first vendor – and, amazingly, we’re still the only vendor – to software define the edge with Riverbed® SteelFusion™, the only hyper-converged infrastructure solution designed specifically for remote office and branch office (ROBO) environments and requirements.

Application-defined SD-WAN. In 2016, we were the first vendor to bring an application-defined approach to SD-WAN with Riverbed® SteelConnect™. The unique solution is already beginning to disrupt the legacy hardware-based network routing market with a unified software-defined connectivity environment that spans and integrates all enterprise networks, from cloud networks to hybrid WANs to remote LANs. SteelConnect allows enterprises to replace thousands of manually configured routers with virtual network designs based on plain-language business policies, instant, single-click provisioning into the cloud, zero-touch provisioning across the edge (i.e. an enterprise’s entire distributed landscape of remote facilities and branch offices), and easy orchestration of SLAs, QoS, and network changes.

A Comprehensive Architecture for Application Performance. Today, Riverbed offers the industry’s most complete architecture for application performance, the Riverbed Application Performance Platform™, which integrates the following solutions:



Increase productivity with complete network performance optimization.

WAN optimization appliances that allow you to gain up to 100X performance improvements and the greatest bandwidth savings through the optimized secure delivery of all apps, across hybrid WANs, to users everywhere.


How to build a better branch office (like a smartphone).

Centralize and secure branch apps & data in your data center and extend the services, resilience & security to the branch.


The future of your network starts here.

SD-WAN + Cloud Networking + Branch LAN/WLAN. Ensure fast, agile and secure delivery of applications across the hybrid enterprise.


Improve business performance with application visibility

Application and network performance monitoring tools that allow you to see apps end-to-end, from the server to device, and drill down into any infrastructure component with HD clarity.