Riverbed invented WAN optimization in 2004 and SteelHead has led the market ever since. As cloud and SaaS have increased infrastructure complexity, we’ve added new capabilities to SteelHead’s original data streamlining and app acceleration, such as QoS (quality of service) and path selection for hybrid networks. SteelHead also provides custom SaaS optimizations for Microsoft Office 365, Salesforce, Box, ServiceNow, SAP SuccessFactors, and Microsoft Dynamics CRM and continues to expand this roster.

We’ve also brought visibility and control to optimization by integrating SteelHead with SteelCentral to give you both the broadest and most fine-grained data collection and analytics across network and app performance and end user experience. These are the fundamental capabilities you need to move from reactive problem-solving to proactive capacity management. They’re also baseline requirements for SD-WAN.