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Pros
"The most valuable feature is that it also works as a next-gen firewall because it has security features.""The feature that I find to be the most valuable is the bandwidth aggregation.""It's a cloud-based solution that integrates well with everything.""The WAN aggregation feature is the most valuable."

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"The VPN and the load balancing are the most valuable features.""The scalability and stability are quite good in general.""The most valuable feature is security, as it gives me the port bindings that cannot be accomplished using other solutions.""Downtime for branch offices is now almost zero. We have 100% real-time visibility into all of our lines. MPLS links have been replaced with lower-cost links, saving a larger percentage of line costs. Overall, I see SD-WAN as a must. And the Citrix SD-WAN product has delivered on expectations and exceeded them. (With later firmware updates we now have good firewall capabilities in the product too).""The most valuable feature is its reliability."

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Cons
"They should add more sophisticated security features. It should also be integrated into the cloud.""They can't do one-to-one NAT (Network Address Translation) in AP (their access point), and that is something that Palo Alto can do.""I would like to see better integration with identity providers.""Its functionality is a bit limited in some areas as compared to a Cisco solution. It is not as granular. It doesn't have the manageability, feature set, and capabilities of a larger or an enterprise-level solution. It just needs a more robust feature set and granularity."

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"The reports need to be improved. We need to have them customized but they don't have that right now. I would like for them to have better system predictions. We don't have that right now. My system may be working fine right now but after making some changes, that can change.""The initial setup could be a bit easier.""I would like to either see the price reduced or have it packaged with other products to give better value for the money.""The firewall reporting could be easier to use and filter. (It works well enough, but if I need to give an area for improvement, I think this would be it.). The built-in reporting on the product in this regard is not great.""I would like to see support for additional reporting."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The price is not an issue for us, as it is priced more competitively than some other vendors.""If you compare with VeloCloud, the price is the same or even cheaper.""You pay yearly based on the speed of your network. If you increase the speed of your network, you increase the cost for your throughput. It is by bandwidth for the most part and then licenses for VPN. There is some per-seat licensing for VPN access, but the majority of it is minimal. It is like $30 a year per client. The rest is based on how much bandwidth you'll use. You pay for that upfront for the year, and if you have to increase it, you increase it, and then they let you send more data through. There are no additional costs in addition to the standard licensing fees."

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"It's a little bit on the high side compared to the other products.""As NetScaler is now, I find it quite pricey."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The most valuable feature is that it also works as a next-gen firewall because it has security features.
Top Answer: Our primary use case was to switch from MPLS to SD-WAN to minimize the cost. Also to have a cloud platform to transport traffic to different solutions to be more effective.
Top Answer: If you really want to have a solution that has an easy deployment and provides SD-WAN and firewall abilities, go with Cato Networks. I would rate it an eight out of ten. Not a ten because they don't… more »
Top Answer:  Cisco is a traditional networking play and has successfully transformed from pure hardware to now software defined products. Many network engineers already use the product and makes a lot of… more »
Top Answer: The most valuable feature is security, as it gives me the port bindings that cannot be accomplished using other solutions.
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Also Known As
Citrix CloudBridge, WOC, NetScaler SD-WAN
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Overview

Cato connects your branch locations, physical and cloud datacenters, and mobile users into a secure and optimized global network in the cloud.

One Network, protected by One Security stack and enforcing One Policy.

The Cato Cloud Network is built on a globally distributed network of Points of Presence (PoPs). The PoPs are interconnected with an encrypted and optimized multi-carrier private backbone to ensure optimal global traffic routing. The Cato Cloud Network provides an affordable, SLA-backed, global enterprise network backbone.

Citrix SD-WAN (formerly NetScaler SD-WAN) is a next- generation WAN Edge solution that simplifies digital transformation for enterprises. It offers the best application experience for SaaS, cloud, and virtual apps & desktops; comprehensive security; and cloud choice with automation to ensure an always-on workspace.

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Paysafe, AdRoll, Pet Lovers Centre, Arlington Orthopedics, Humphreys & Partners ArchitectsAIDS Healthcare Foundation, Cornerstone Home Lending Inc., Dallara, ecVision, Essar, Eurofred, Groupe Promutuel, HMSHost Corporation, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Ltd, Royal Caribbean International
Top Industries
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Comms Service Provider27%
Computer Software Company26%
Manufacturing Company5%
Retailer5%
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Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider29%
Media Company4%
Financial Services Firm3%
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Midsize Enterprise57%
Large Enterprise43%
Find out what your peers are saying about Cato Networks vs. Citrix SD-WAN and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
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Cato Networks is ranked 3rd in WAN Optimization with 4 reviews while Citrix SD-WAN is ranked 1st in WAN Optimization with 5 reviews. Cato Networks is rated 9.0, while Citrix SD-WAN is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Cato Networks writes "Easy to deploy, easy to manage, and helpful for network stability and reliability". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Citrix SD-WAN writes "Lines run Active-Active so we get better bandwidth usage and we don't have backup lines sitting idle". Cato Networks is most compared with Zscaler SASE, Cisco SD-WAN, VMware SD-WAN and Fortinet FortiGate, whereas Citrix SD-WAN is most compared with Cisco SD-WAN, F5 Traffic Management Operating System, VMware SD-WAN, Riverbed Steelhead and CloudGenix. See our Cato Networks vs. Citrix SD-WAN report.

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