4.1 out of 5 (12 Ratings)

12 Verified Reviews


Riverbed was easy to implement and performed as expected from day one.

The Riverbed deployment was a great success. It is a solution that I would recommend again.


Riverbed - a good strategy initially, now not so much

Great product and was easy to deploy. We have over 55 units currently in production. Only issue seems to be harddrives blow out from constant writes and rewrites. Units are starting to show their age, but Riverbed has not provided a good replacement strategy. No good direction in SDWAN or Cloud and WAN Optimization may no longer be a requirement for us. Current plans are to retire the Riverbeds without replacement. The company seems confused about their direction and focus. The addition of OpNet and WireShark seems to have misdirected the company/


Poor serivce

At first technology leader, but as time moved along solution got more expensive, yet competitors closed the gap. Support is extremely poor. Typically have incidents lasting weeks while trying to resolves issues. The support teams spend time pointing fingers internally. Instead of resolving incidents, sales tries to sell us other products to resolve issues with products already purchased.


Riverbed Steelhead runs itself

Once configured, the device is self-maintaining.



implemented and realized initial optimization as expected


Success story when Infrastructure and Applications both won.

Imediately improved application performance and were able to demonstrate value to the business. Key was bringing in applications teams early and often to provide metrics and help champion the initiative


Technology great, needs better consulting

Not always bringing best technical experts - more a technology provider than a businss partner. Excellent technologyd delivering great value on bandwidth.


scoping, Implementation was simple. product works well.

Purchased three 7070 WAN optimizers for my data center. WAN optimization is between 20-75% depending on application/protocol. Product can increase latency / slow performance on some protocols / applications that are encrypted. Meed to create bypass rules for those to avoid the issue


We see an imediate improvement of bandwidth and performance as soon as we deploy it.

Riverbed has been a good solid product for my company. It takes a little more daily/weekly management than we prefer, but overall we like the results we get. We see an immediate improvement of bandwidth and application performance as soon as we deploy the solution at a location.

SteelCentral, SteelConnect, SteelFusion

Wish cost was more Affordable.

Overall good solution. Challenges with SMB3 and ICA traffic.