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: