Riverbed has added new functionality to its SD-WAN solution, such as improved routing capabilities. In addition, the subscription model has been further adapted to better meet the business requirements of end users.

Today, companies are increasingly faced with a more complex IT environment due to an increase in the number of remote and mobile end users, the need to connect their environments to both on-premise and private or public data centers, and the use of an increasing number of different applications. Flexibility, a modern network infrastructure and secure application traffic are essential for this.

Flexible and secure access to applications

The latest version of Riverbed’s SD-WAN solution, which has now been presented, is, in its own words, an optimal response to this. The solution now presented should enable companies to provide fast, flexible and secure access to all applications within a hybrid IT landscape. This will allow businesses to take full advantage of cloud environments and maximum digital performance, says Riverbed.

Optimized functionality

In concrete terms, the supplier’s optimised SDWAN solution now includes enterprise-class routing. The improved core routing stack now includes support for large and complex enterprise networks where high availability and advanced interoperability between SDWAN and existing legacy networks are very important.

The SD-WAN solution is now available as a virtual appliance or as a complete WAN Edge solution that combines SD-WAN functionality, application acceleration, visibility and security in a single environment. The latter provides common connectivity and policys-based orchestration covering the entire distributed network, SD-WAN, SD-LAN, data centers and cloud environments. Automatic connectivity to Microsoft Azure and AWS is supported.

Riverbed SD-WAN also offers end users the flexibility to send traffic to any network or point of presence (PoP). The solution also features zero-touch provisioning, which allows very fast global networking or connections to cloud environments. Simplified network management also makes it possible to make changes to network or application policies. In addition, the SD-WAN solution now also easily integrates the security solutions of other suppliers, including the Zscaler cloud security platform.

New subscriptions

In addition to all the added functionality, Riverbed also introduces new forms of subscriptions for SD WAN and for the combination of SD WAN and WAN optimization. These subscriptions are more flexible and both are tailor-made and future-proof solutions for each location.

In addition, the supplier is now introducing in-field upgrades for existing end users in order to expand the capabilities of the existing environment with advanced SD-WAN functionality, network security services and WAN optimisation.

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