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Government Solutions

Hundreds of government organizations worldwide turn to Riverbed for help in meeting the most demanding IT goals in serving the needs of the citizens, achieving mission targets, and supporting warfighters.  Federal, state, and local, agencies of all sizes can optimize the performance of their existing infrastructure and improve productivity.  Civilian, military and intelligence agencies and departments facing new mandates are able to increase the efficiency of their services and operations.

Government initiatives where Riverbed is key:

Cloud computing adoption
  • For example, the Cloud First policy will offer flexibility in delivery, control costs to only pay for what is used, and speed up provisioning of services in computing and storage capacity.
  • Riverbed solutions seamlessly integrate Public, Private, and Hybrid cloud computing offerings with existing technology, and accelerate performance, reduce actual utilization costs, and secure information in the cloud.

Cybersecurity
  • For example, security mandates, including Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) require continuous monitoring of IT systems to actively identify and report on network trends, as well as enforce access and usage policies.
  • Riverbed solutions provide a continuous monitoring framework, observing communications between all nodes on the network in order to detect and report on behavioral anomalies and complement an active defense of data in use, in motion, and at rest.

Data center and server consolidation
  • For example, the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative (FDCCI) is designed to reduce costs, promote Green IT, increase security and efficiency.
  • Riverbed solutions enable faster consolidation project implementation and up to 50X better performance for applications independent of where they are hosted, and reduce bandwidth requirements up to 95%.

Data protection and disaster recovery
  • For example, Continuity of Operations Plans (COOP)are required to mitigate risk of service interruptions and provide resilience in the event of a disaster or attack, including telework options.
  • Riverbed solutions deliver streamlined data protection, reduced costs, and improved recovery point and recovery time objectives (RPO & RTO) for disaster recovery. IDC found up to 83% faster problem resolution among Riverbed customers. Employees can be productive anywhere, even if their normal workplace is unavailable.

Satellite communications
  • Government organizations often support operations around the world and utilize satellite communications where terrestrial connectivity is simply unavailable or insufficiently secure.
  • Riverbed solutions provide the best possible use of limited satellite bandwidth, high link utilization, prioritization of traffic, tolerance of intermittent connectivity, and adaptation to the environmental stress of wireless networks. SkipWare is by far the largest implementation of SCPS in the DoD, and as a result SCPS and SkipWare have become almost synonymous.

Streamlined management and visibility
  • For example, the US CIO’s “25 Point Implementation Plan to Reform Federal IT Management” focus on a set of guidelines to improve efficiency of operations based on a clear understanding shared IT resources and their performance.
  • Riverbed solutions give deep insight to an organizations infrastructure for performance management, dependency mapping and accelerated problem identification, diagnosis, and resolution.

Telework and remote employees
  • For example, GSA’s Federal Management Regulation (FMR) and the Telework Enhancement Act of 2010 state guidelines for connecting employees and maintaining productive alternate work environments, even as part of contingency plans.
  • Riverbed solutions enable remote workers anywhere in the world to have the same quality of service for access and application performance as those in a central office.





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