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Software Defined Networking

Agile, fast, and secure SD-WAN for your digital enterpeise. 


Riverbed SteelConnect EX is a powerful enterprise SD-WAN solution available today, that integrates best-in-class routing, application acceleration, network visibility, and security services – a flexible and complete WAN Edge platform that gives you what you need to modernize your network and propel your business in the digital age.

Extend the value of SD-WAN with complete digital networking solution to deliver apps at the fastest speeds to any user, anywhere, and gain new levels of business agility. Do you want to learn more about SD-WAN technology? Visit What is SD-WAN FAQ page.

Imagine what you can achieve with SteelConnect EX.


Quickly respond to the needs of your business with application-defined, business intent-based policies that are centrally managed and applied network-wide across all remote enterprise locations, including zero-touch provisioning and rapid change management. Utilize comprehensive routing and application-aware path control to easily manage your global network.


Deliver superior application performance to your business with industry-leading application optimization and end-to-end unified visibility with comprehensive network performance monitoring (NPM). Combing with SaaS acceleration, improve SaaS performance up to 33x by mitigating latency and reducing the bandwidth of up to 99% for leading enterprise SaaS applications, including Microsoft Office 365, Salesforce, ServiceNow, Box and more.



Maximize the use of redundant and lower-cost connectivity options with zero-touch provisioning and centralized management to reduce the cost of deploying and maintaining hybrid WAN networks (MPLS and Internet) and hybrid architectures. Incrementally add new services without having to deploy all services at once future-proofing your WAN edge and reducing appliance sprawl at branches.


Choose the security architecture that best meets your needs. Backhaul the SaaS and Cloud traffic to the data center to centrally inspect the traffic or enable direct branch-to-Internet breakouts to deliver superior user experience for SaaS and cloud applications. With advanced security and application acceleration integrated with SD-WAN, application performance and security are no longer a trade-off.

Technical Specifications

SteelConnect EX Small Branch Mid-Size Branch Large Branch
Model EX385 EX485 EX685 EX580 EX780 EX3080
Profile Desktop Rack Mount: 1U
CPU Cores 2 4 8 4 6 8
uCPE Capable No No Yes No Yes Yes
WAN Optimization Capable No No No No Yes Yes
Power [Watts] (Typical) External AC PSU with additional PSU for PoE NIC (110 to 240V, 50 to 60 Hz) 37 60 70
Temperature 0 to 35 °C / 32 to 95°F (Operating) -20 to 70°C / -4 to 158°F (Storage) 0 to 45°C / 32 to 113°F (Operating) -40 to 65°C / -40 to 149°F (Storage) 10 to 35°C / 50 to 95°F (Operating) -40 to 65°C / -40 to 149°F (Storage)
System Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.75 x 13.25 x 1.75 in 222.2 x 336.5 x 44.5 mm 12.25 x 13.75 x 1.73 in 311.15 x 349.25 x 44 mm 15.25 x 17.24 x 1.73 in 387.35 x 483 x 44mm
Weight (Without Packaging) 5.84 lbs 2.65 kg 6 lbs 2.7 kg 27 lbs 12.25 kg

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