Riverbed Technology has announced new features for Riverbed SteelApp Traffic Manager. As companies evolve toward the hybrid enterprise model with private assets on-premises and public services in the cloud, they face new performance challenges — including greater architectural complexity and blind spots for support, management and security. Riverbed claims SteelApp Traffic Manager 9.7 addresses these challenges, enabling the hybrid enterprise to access and deliver applications quickly, securely and cost effectively.
“Companies are going hybrid in droves, extending their data centres to the cloud, and then often struggling with complexity and performance challenges. Customers buy Riverbed’s SteelApp ADC for the intelligent load balancing of app traffic across the hybrid enterprise and for web optimisation to accelerate applications in the cloud,” said Jeff Pancottine, senior vice president and general manager, SteelApp at Riverbed. “Riverbed SteelApp Traffic Manager 9.7 now delivers greater protection against the latest app-level attacks and simpler manageability in the cloud.”
SteelApp is a family of application delivery products that provides control of traffic to and from applications, enabling fast, reliable and secure application delivery to users anywhere from the cloud or data centre. It is a complete software-based Layer 7 application delivery controller (ADC) with integrated web content optimisation (WCO) and web application firewall (WAF) that enables companies to deliver optimised and secure application delivery services where and when they are needed in an elastic manner.