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In this report Riverbed, which comes from the world of WAN optimization and now competes in the SD-WAN market, explains how it approaches the security challenge.


  • It enables traffic to be prioritized, such that only mission-critical application traffic need traverse expensive Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) links, while other types can go over broadband or even 4G and 5G cellular (aka Long-Term Evolution, or LTE) connections.

Features and Benefits

  • Explains the security challenges of direct-to-net connectivity for branch offices.
  • Describes how Riverbed addresses these challenges.

Key questions answered

  • Who does Riverbed currently partner with for SD-WAN security?
  • Should we expect further partnerships of this kind?

Table of contents

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  • Summary
  • Riverbed has been in the SD-WAN market since 2016
  • Riverbed partners Zscaler for SD-WAN security
  • The vendor started in WAN optimization
  • Digital performance means CX and next-gen networking


  • Further reading
  • Author