Riverbed expands SD-WAN market presence

Signs global OEM agreement with SD-WAN specialists Versa Networks

Versa’s technology complements Riverbed’s SD-WAN, application acceleration and digital performance products, said Mountford.
Versa’s technology complements Riverbed’s SD-WAN, application acceleration and digital performance products, said Mountford.

Riverbed has signed an OEM agreement with Versa Networks, combining Riverbed’s expertise in applications performance with Versa Network’s SD-WAN technology.

This agreement strengthens Riverbed’s presence in the SD-WAN market, and expands the company’s reach and ability to address larger and more complex enterprise SD-WAN deployments.

Riverbed will now offer an expanded portfolio of SD-WAN solutions alongside Riverbed SteelConnect, which will now include a new enterprise offering leveraging Versa Network’s Secure Cloud IP software platform.

Paul Mountford, CEO at Riverbed said, “Versa’s enterprise-class technology complements Riverbed’s SD-WAN, application acceleration and digital experience management solutions nicely, and will be backed by Riverbed’s support and professional services.”

Since the initial 2016 launch of Riverbed’s SD-WAN platform SteelConnect, Riverbed has grown its SD-WAN customer base to more than 1,000 organisations all over the world. Riverbed has continued to innovate with SteelConnect, introducing a broad set of new capabilities, including integration with SteelCentral for visibility and insight as well as integration with its WAN Optimisation product Riverbed SteelHead SD. Riverbed will continue to offer SteelConnect SD-WAN, and will leverage Versa Network’s technology for larger scale enterprise deployments.

Kelly Ahuja, CEO at Versa Networks said, “Versa is teaming up with Riverbed to leverage the organisation’s global reach into large enterprise, industry-leading support and services, and expertise and leadership in digital performance, which will drive greater opportunities for Versa and a strong offering for enterprise customers.”

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