Customers that support distributed offices and operations in harsh environments can leverage Proactive's design, deployment, and operation of enterprise-class Riverbed Steelhead Appliances. Customer requirements drive the design and deployment of these devices at the remote site and corporate headquarters/data center. Riverbed Steelhead Appliances can drastically reduce the effects of latency that are inherent in satellite networks as well as reduce the bandwidth required at remote locations, even across terrestrial links. In some cases, PCI customers have achieved a 50x throughput increase of the transport segment and also decreased bandwidth through WAN reduction by 80%-90%. This ensures customers can access key applications and data regardless of location. It simplifies backup and replication of remote data and it allows customers to consolidate remote IT infrastructure. Proactive is a Riverbed Certified Silver Value Added Reseller.