Riverbed Announces Steelhead Mobile 3.0

Riverbed Technology (RVBD) has announced upcoming enhancements to its Mobile WAN optimization solution to address the productivity challenges global organizations face when managing remote and mobile workforces.

Riverbed Steelhead Mobile increases employee productivity while on the road, working from home or connected wirelessly in the office by providing application performance improvements. With this release, Riverbed will provide acceleration for Windows 7 and 64-bit systems for mobile end users. In addition, organizations will be able to take advantage of improved flexibility and simplified manage¬ment functionality to provide mobile workers with accelerated performance no matter where they are working throughout the world.

“As companies focus on consolidating their data through private cloud initiatives, the distance between their employees and critical data is growing – employees are becoming more mobile, working from a variety of locations outside of the office. This means that as centralization of data and IT infrastructure continues, remote access is becoming more of a challenge,” said Eric Wolford, senior vice president of marketing and business development at Riverbed. “With Steelhead Mobile 3.0, we are able to deliver to customers a solution that not only accelerates important Windows 7 and 64-bit applications while on the road, but also complements their broader Steelhead appliance deployment.”

Riverbed continues to deepen its optimization of Windows and other Microsoft applications, such as SharePoint, Office, Server and CRM, so that enterprises can provide accelerated access to and improved performance of Microsoft applications to remote and mobile workers. With Steelhead Mobile 3.0, Riverbed provides acceleration benefits to Windows 7 and 64-bit systems.

Steelhead Mobile 3.0 is expected to be generally available on Dec. 2.

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