Riverbed Technology is introducing Riverbed Stingray, its new portfolio of asymmetric software- and virtual-based offerings, including application delivery controllers (ADC), Web content optimization (WCO) and Web application firewalls.
The Stingray product family is based on technologies acquired from Zeus Technology and New Zealand-based Aptimize Limited in July 2011, and adds to the company's wide area network (WAN) optimization, application-aware network performance management (NPM) and cloud storage gateway solutions.
The Stingray product family is comprised of Stingray Traffic Manager, Stingray Web Application Firewall and Stingray Aptimizer, and is available in a range of cost-effective configurations for small and medium businesses (SMBs) and enterprises, including a new monthly subscription model with an entry price less than US$200 for Stingray Traffic Manager.
Riverbed Stingray enables enterprises to host applications in any physical, virtual or cloud environment, and to cost-effectively scale application acceleration and optimization as needed, on-demand.
Stingray Traffic Manager is available in virtual- and software-based configurations. The application is a high-performance virtual ADC that provides flexibility and a single point of management for accelerating enterprise applications hosted on servers, and provides network operators and application developers with advanced scripting and enterprise-level functionality (TrafficScript, global load balancing, bandwidth management, rate shaping, service level monitoring).
Stingray Web Application Firewall is designed to provide security by protecting Web applications against threats and enabling businesses to meet their security compliance requirements, including payment card industry data security standard (PCI-DSS). Stingray Web Application Firewall is available as an add-on that can be managed by Stingray Traffic Manager or as a stand-alone solution.
Stingray Aptimizer eliminates massive inefficiencies in modern Web applications by effectively transforming the content -- instantly accelerating websites or intranets -- with a simple software installation on the Web server requiring no additional hardware, code or browser changes.