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Riverbed SteelConnect EX3080
Raise the bar on enterprise SD-WAN with best-in-class routing, application acceleration, visibility and security

SteelConnect EX

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SD-WAN agility, performance & security … without compromise

Accelerate business velocity with enterprise-class SD-WAN. As enterprises and organizations adopt more cloud and SaaS applications to support an increasingly distributed workforce, the hybrid networks connecting it all have been more complex, less predictable and less secure.

Riverbed SteelConnect EX is a powerful enterprise SD-WAN solution 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.

The ultimate enterprise SD-WAN for your demanding needs

Riverbed SteelConnect EX is a powerful enterprise SD-WAN solution 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 enterprise business in the digital age.

Extend the value of SD-WAN with a 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?

Imagine what your enterprise can achieve with SteelConnect EX.

Create a modern network that propels business with agility and efficiency

Redefine possible with a software-defined WAN that gives your enterprise the power to manage a complex network landscape of hybrid WAN connectivity and applications spanning on-premises, SaaS and Cloud-based. Leverage zero-touch provisioning (ZTP), policy-based orchestration plus real-time visibility and analytics to streamline new site deployment, application roll-out, and network operations.

Expand capacity with Internet Broadband without compromising quality or reliability

Leverage policy-based application steering, dynamic traffic conditioning, and granular load-balancing to aggregate bandwidth from multiple WAN circuits and achieve target SLAs for performance and reliability. Incorporate Internet Broadband to augment or replace existing MPLS circuits without compromising link quality or reliability. And integrate with Azure Virtual WAN for an on-ramp to the Microsoft-powered backbone.

Azure Virtual WAN

Seamlessly integrate SD-WAN into your existing enterprise network

Confidently roll-out SD-WAN in phases leveraging an enterprise-class routing stack that seamlessly interoperates with your existing network and eliminates the need for complex and error-prone transit hub configurations. With rich routing features to support such as MP-BGP, IGP, L3VPN, VRRP, legacy network peering, bidirectional forwarding detection, VRF, multicast support and more, you can confidently navigate the roadblocks and pitfalls of brownfield deployments unscathed.

Deliver superior performance for any app, to anyone, anywhere

Deliver optimal user experience, even at sites suffering from high latency and/or limited bandwidth, using industry-leading application acceleration to boost the performance of on-premises, Cloud & SaaS-based applications by up to 33x or more.

Future proof your network security strategy

Leverage an advanced suite of integrated network services, including next-generation firewall (NGFW), intrusion detection and prevention services (IPS / IDS), anti-virus, malware protection, unified threat management (UTM) and more, to protect an expanded network perimeter that provides direct access to SaaS, Cloud and Internet-based applications and services at remote sites.


Benefits of SteelConnect EX SD-WAN


Simplify hybrid WAN operations

Streamline SD-WAN adoption in brownfield networks with enterprise-grade routing, rich topologies and assured quality over internet links.


Assure application performance anywhere

Integrated acceleration and optimization delivers best-in-class performance for SaaS, On-prem or cloud applications.


Secure your network edge

Protect direct-to-internet access with Next-Gen Firewall, comprehensive UTM or service chaining with 3rd party security services.

Benefits of the Enterprise SD-WAN Solution:


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:

Small Branch Mid-Size Branch Large Branch
Model EX385 EX485 EX685 EX580 EX780 EX3080
Profile Desktop Rack mount: 1U
 Routing 400 Mbps 2.5 Gbps 3.75 Gbps 3 Gbps 9 Gbps 10 Gbps
 NGFW Direct to Internet (DIA) 250 Mbps 1.35 Gbps 2.8 Gbps 2.45 Gbps 6 Gbps 8.4 Gbps
 SD-WAN DIA 250 Mbps 1.35 Gbps 2.8 Gbps 2.45 Gbps 6 Gbps 8.4 Gbps
 SD-WAN Site-to-Site VPN 150 Mbps 800 Mbps 1.5 Gbps 1.8 Gbps 4 Gbps 5 Gbps
 NGFW + AV with SD-WAN DIA - 250 Mbps 400 Mbps 820 Mbps 1.9 Gbps 2.5 Gbps
 NGFW + IPS with SD-WAN DIA - 200 Mbps 250 Mbps 280 Mbps 700 Mbps 920 Mbps
 NGFW + UTM with SD-WAN DIA - 150 Mbps 200 Mbps 240 Mbps 610 Mbps 820 Mbps
Data Store Capacity 32 GB SSD 64 GB SSD 128 GB SSD 200 GB SSD 200 GB SSD 400 GB SSD
Storage Fault Tolerance - - - - - RAID
Hot Swappable Drives - - - - - 2
RAM 4-16 GB 8-16 GB 16 GB 16 GB 16 GB 24 GB
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
LTE Capable Yes Yes Yes No No No
Wi-Fi Capable Yes Yes Yes No No No
PoE Capable No No Yes No No No
Expansion Slot (PCI-e) N/A 1
Included Ethernet Ports 4 Copper + 2 SFP + 1 NIC Module slot 8 Copper + 2 SFP+ 8 Copper + 4 SFP+
Network Interface Card (NIC) 4 Copper GbE with 802.3at (PoE+) N/A
Wireless 2X Configurable slots (LTE-LTE or LTE-Wi-Fi)
Up to 2X internal Cat-6 LTE modems
Built-in GPS
Wi-Fi Dual band 802.11ac, 512 clients, 16 SSIDs N/A
BLE 1 (for zero touch provisioning) N/A
Management Console 1 RJ45 (RS 232)/GbE
2 USB 2.0
Hardware Security TPM 2.0 N/A
Dual Power Supplies N/A Yes
Power [Watts] (Typical – Input) External AC PSU with additional PSU for PoE NIC
(110 to 240V, 50 to 60 Hz)
37 60 70
BTU N/A 128 205 242
Power Over Ethernet (PoE) Each port supports up to 30W for a max of 60W per NIC (Output) N/A
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)
Relative Humidity 10% to 85% (Operating and Storage) 20% to 80% non-condensing (Operating)
10% to 95%, non-condensing (Storage)
Operating Acoustic Noise (Typical) 0 dBm 45 dBA
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 44 mm
Packaging Dimensions 16.875 x 12.25 x 7 in
428.6 x 311.1 x 177.8 mm
17.7 x 12.2 x 7 in
450 x 310 x 180 mm
36 x 24 x 13 in
914.4 x 609.6 x 330.2 mm
Weight (Without Packaging) 5.84 lbs
2.65 kg
6 lbs
2.7 kg
27 lbs
12.25 kg
Mounting Bracket Ceiling and Rack mount Included, Spare part RMK-4-DT Included, Spare part RMK-4-3080


Download the Riverbed SteelConnect EX Datasheet (.PDF)

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