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  • 2 March 2017 13:05

Riverbed Technology Named a Leader in 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for NPMD for 4th Consecutive Year

Riverbed SteelCentral delivers most complete end-to-end performance management solution, monitoring end-users, applications, networks and infrastructure, on or off the cloud

SYDNEY– March 2, 2017 – Riverbed Technology today announced that Gartner has once again positioned Riverbed as a Leader in its 2017 “Magic Quadrant for Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics (NPMD),” marking Riverbed's fourth consecutive year in the Leader position. The entire Gartner report can be viewed here. Riverbed is also named a Leader in Gartner's May 16, 2016 Magic Quadrant for WAN Optimisation and a Challenger in Gartner's December 21, 2016 Magic Quadrant for Application Performance Monitoring Suites.

“Riverbed is proud that it has been named a Leader for its SteelCentral platform in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for NPMD for the fourth consecutive year. During the last year, we continued to evolve our performance monitoring portfolio, adding end-user experience monitoring through our SteelCentral Aternity product and integrating SteelCentral visibility into our SD-WAN SteelConnect solution,” said Mike Sargent, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Riverbed’s SteelCentral business unit. “Assuring superior end-user experience is a critical business outcome for any company, and Riverbed is excited to be leading the industry and providing customers with a truly integrated digital experience management solution – ¬¬deep visibility and performance on a truly end-to-end basis, from the end-user’s device, across applications, networks, and into the infrastructure on which business-critical applications run.”

SteelCentral delivers the most complete and integrated end-to-end performance management solution in the marketplace – monitoring end-users, applications, networks and infrastructure wherever they are, on or off the cloud – allowing enterprises to reduce or eliminate fragmentation and dramatically simplify the process for monitoring and managing application performance. With SteelCentral, organisations are better able to proactively detect performance issues that negatively impact end-user experience and rapidly pinpoint the root cause, regardless of where it originates.

Over the past year, in addition to adding SteelCentral Aternity to the portfolio, simplifying the offering and strengthening the integration within SteelCentral and other Riverbed solutions, Riverbed introduced two new SteelCentral products: SteelCentral AppResponse 11, which combines network forensics, application analytics and EUEM in a single solution, and SteelCentral NetIM, a holistic solution for mapping, monitoring and troubleshooting your infrastructure components. It also simplified the troubleshooting of UC-based network and infrastructure issues from within the UC monitoring environment.

With SteelCentral Aternity added to the portfolio, Riverbed now offers the industry’s best end-user experience monitoring, with monitoring down to the actual end-user device such as a laptop or smartphone. Riverbed also recently announced the integration of SteelCentral performance management into SteelConnect Manager for advanced SD-WAN visibility, allowing IT operations managers to make more informed policy and deployment decisions, monitor and troubleshoot performance issues, and plan for network changes. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organisation and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About Riverbed

Riverbed enables organisations to modernise their networks and applications with industry-leading SD-WAN, application acceleration, and visibility solutions. Riverbed’s platform allows enterprises to transform application and cloud performance into a competitive advantage by maximising employee productivity and leveraging IT to create new forms of operational agility. At more than $1 billion in annual revenue, Riverbed’s 28,000+ customers include 97% of the Fortune 100 and 98% of the Forbes Global 100. Learn more at

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