IT Intelligence Bulletin (HG Insights) — Riverbed has announced significant enhancements and new subscription pricing for its industry leading SD-WAN solution, which is now used by more than 1,000 customers worldwide.

With this latest release, Riverbed is delivering the most powerful and complete WAN Edge solution in the market, integrating advanced SD-WAN functionality with industry-leading application acceleration, security and visibility capabilities all in a single streamlined device. Riverbed’s comprehensive solution enables businesses to experience fast, agile and secure access to all applications across the hybrid IT landscape with greater efficiency and reliability. Today’s announcement is the next major step for Riverbed in delivering a next-gen infrastructure that is software-defined and empowers customers everywhere to take full advantage of the cloud and to maximize digital performance.

“Organizations across every industry are striving to digitally transform their business in order to stay competitive. Consequently, limitations of legacy networks have become roadblocks to truly fulfilling these digital strategies,” said Paul O’Farrell, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Riverbed’s Cloud Infrastructure Business Unit.

“By delivering a next-gen architecture with new flexible subscription pricing and enhanced routing capabilities, Riverbed has raised the bar in helping businesses accelerate their digital transformation initiatives and implement a software-defined networking approach for increased agility, greater efficiency and ultimately, better financial results. And now with 1,000 SD-WAN customers worldwide, Riverbed has established itself as a true leader in the SD-WAN market.”

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With this significant release, Riverbed’s SD-WAN solution delivers the following enhancements:

  • Enterprise-class routing: Major enhancements to the core routing stack enables support for large and complex enterprise networks where high-availability and advanced interoperability between SD-WAN and legacy networks is crucial.
  • Subscription-based pricing: Riverbed is introducing disruptive OpEx friendly, subscription-based pricing for SD-WAN-only and SD-WAN + WAN Optimization customers. Now customers have added flexibility with a fit-for-purpose and future-proofed solution at every branch location to meet their specific needs.
  • In-field upgrades: Existing customers have access to an enhanced in-field upgrade to expand the capabilities of prior investments to include advanced SD-WAN, network security services and industry-leading WAN Optimization.

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