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Riverbed Launches Breakthrough Solution to Accelerate SaaS Applications – First and Only Solution to Accelerate SaaS App Performance By Up to 10 Times for All Users

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Riverbed®, The Digital Performance Company™, today announced Riverbed
SaaS Accelerator, a breakthrough new solution that significantly
accelerates the performance of leading SaaS apps, such as O365,
Salesforce, ServiceNow and Box, by up to 10 times. When SaaS Accelerator
is combined with End User Experience Monitoring (part of Riverbed’s
Digital Experience Management offering), organizations can for the first
time directly measure and monitor in real time the performance of
SaaS-based enterprise applications, and then effortlessly accelerate
performance with SaaS Accelerator.

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SaaS applications – first and only solution to accelerate SaaS app
performance by up to 10 times for all users:

Businesses around the globe know that delivering great experiences to
their employees and customers is vital for ensuring business growth.
Cloud and Software as a Service (SaaS) are promising service
flexibility, agility, and improved performance and user experience. By
2020, companies will move as much as 80% of their applications into this
environment,1 yet companies are falling short of delivering
on this promise with 73% reporting that they are experiencing poor SaaS
performance on a monthly basis and 90% indicating that this performance
degradation impacts their business.2

For enterprises with a distributed workforce, or where today’s users are
accessing applications on demand from branch offices, airports, client
sites and coffee shops, and are often located far from SaaS servers, the
new SaaS Accelerator solution can dramatically improve user experience
and business outcomes by eliminating performance gaps and disruptions
that interfere with an employee’s ability to stay connected, satisfied
and productive. By dramatically improving the performance of critical
SaaS applications, globally distributed organizations can radically
accelerate time to market, increase competitiveness and drive revenue

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As a cloud-based solution, SaaS Accelerator enables organizations to
turn up the service within minutes so they can benefit immediately from
improved performance, and Riverbed SD-WAN customers benefit from
one-click provisioning using the Riverbed SD-WAN management console.
Additionally, existing SteelHead appliance and SteelHead Mobile
customers can leverage their current investment when they deploy SaaS
Accelerator, for a comprehensive solution that extends from the end user
device through the network to the SaaS application. And for
organizations with a security posture that requires all SaaS traffic be
backhauled through a corporate data center, the introduction of Riverbed
SaaS Accelerator enables those companies to maintain that approach while
eliminating the latency challenges that can often hinder productivity
for mobile and remote employees.

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“As organizations worldwide address the imperative of digital
transformation, they recognize the criticality of measuring experience
and infrastructure modernization. Perhaps nowhere is that modernization
more necessary than in network infrastructure, which provides the
essential conduit for application delivery and enhanced digital
experiences,” said Brad Casemore, IDC Research VP, Datacenter
Networking. “IDC research finds that enterprises worldwide are
increasingly concerned with how well their network infrastructure
supports the performance and security of SaaS and IaaS applications in a
multi-cloud context, and Riverbed’s latest product introductions –
including SaaS Accelerator, and enhancements to its SD-WAN and Digital
Experience Management offerings – are squarely aimed at addressing those

“Companies today are in varying stages of digital transformation, even
within their own businesses. Riverbed’s new release is targeted to
address specific challenges organizations are facing in their digital
journeys and in assuring cloud and SaaS performance,” said Dante
Malagrino, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Cloud Infrastructure
Business Unit. “Riverbed’s ability to measure and monitor app
performance and user experience, and proactively accelerate SaaS and
cloud-based applications to anyone, anywhere, regardless of location, is
unique in the industry.”

New SD-WAN Enhancements

Riverbed also announced enhancements to its SD-WAN solutions
(SteelConnect and SteelHead SD), which provide unified orchestration and
connectivity across the entire distributed enterprise network with
embedded security, optimization and visibility . This release boosts
agility, security and operation efficiency with advances in multi-cloud
network automation, enhanced service-chaining for on-premises and
cloud-based security services, and increased flexibility to deploy and
manage SD-WAN in more complex global environments. This SD-WAN release
also includes additional integration with Zscaler that delivers
one-click integration to Zscaler’s security platform for thousands of
branch locations.

James Orgill, IT Operations Manager at Trajan
Scientific & Medical
, a global manufacturer of scientific
solutions, has deployed Riverbed’s SD-WAN solution across the
organization: “We’re pursuing an aggressive growth strategy through
acquisition, to accelerate our mission to make a positive impact on
human wellbeing. We often need to get multiple new sites online and
integrated into our systems – across continents – in a matter of days.
That kind of agility required a total rethink of our network. Riverbed’s
cloud-based SD-WAN solution allows us to react faster and to be more
efficient in the complex environment we run in, as well as slash monthly
network costs by more than half.”

Advancements in Digital Experience Management (DEM) solution

Riverbed also announced advancements to its DEM offering, the industry’s
leading and most comprehensive solution to measure and manage the
digital experience of end users. This includes the introduction of an
automated remediation feature that helps support organizations
proactively address and resolve common user device issues before they
impact user experience or are escalated to support. The result is better
user satisfaction, lower IT costs and improved stability.

Switzerland’s third largest bank, Raiffeisen, is using Riverbed’s DEM
solution to transform the digital experience of its employees and
support its mobile workforce strategy: “Our employees must have access
to all the applications they need, from any device, at any time,” said
Stefan Somogyi, System Specialist Expert, Raiffeisen Switzerland. “With
Riverbed, we are able to proactively identify problems, often before
employees even know an issue exists and address, drill down, solve the
problem, and show people what the root cause was. We have fewer issues
to resolve and the ones we do have get resolved more rapidly.”

Riverbed Digital Performance Platform

Riverbed delivers a unified and integrated platform that enhances
digital performance across every aspect of our customers’ business. The
Riverbed Digital Performance Platform includes a powerful combination of
Digital Experience Management and Next-Generation Infrastructure
solutions that ensure superior digital and user experiences, delivers
new levels of operational agility and accelerates business outcomes.

  • Digital Experience Management (DEM): Unified, end-to-end
    performance management (across networks, apps, infrastructure, and end
    user devices) — and business-relevant insights empower organizations
    to proactively measure, assess, and improve digital experiences. The
    result: higher levels of user satisfaction and faster innovation.
  • Next-Generation Infrastructure: Through SD-WAN and application
    and cloud acceleration, Riverbed enables organizations to move faster
    and more securely by making distributed IT more efficient and
    providing greater agility and performance to deliver better customer,
    partner and employee experiences. SD-WAN also helps developing nations
    leapfrog now-obsolete technologies and go straight to a modern
    infrastructure, delivering better experiences for citizens.

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About Riverbed

Riverbed®, The Digital Performance Company™, is united in our purpose of Advancing
the Human Experience in the Digital World
. Behind every digital
experience is a human one, and Riverbed enables organizations to measure
digital experiences and maximize digital performance so they can deliver
better and more powerful human experiences— for customers, employees,
partners, patients, and citizens. Riverbed’s Digital Performance
Platform includes a combination of Digital Experience Management and
Next-Generation Infrastructure solutions that ensure superior digital
and user experiences, provides new levels of operational agility and
accelerates business outcomes. Riverbed’s 30,000+ customers include 100%
of the Forbes Global 100. Learn more at

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1 Blissfully: 2019 Annual SaaS Trends Report,

2 ESG 2019: The Impact of Poor SaaS Performance on Globally
Distributed Enterprises