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Pros
"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.""The best feature is the backup capability, where all of the users' computers are tied into a central data repository."

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"Bandwidth optimization and capacity awareness of the bandwidth are valuable features. Its video streaming capabilities are also very useful."

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Cons
"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.""Citrix should continue to offer a perpetual licensing model because it is very important to us."

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"The user experience for dashboards and reports can be improved. They should make dashboards and the reporting system easier for users. They need to add more reports to the dashboard. Currently, for complicated reports, I have to do the customization. It should have more integration with network firewalls to be able to gather all the information required for traffic management."

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"As NetScaler is now, I find it quite pricey.""The price of the subscription should be cheaper."

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"You can buy it on a yearly basis, or you can go for a subscription. For on-premise boxes, it is just the RMA."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The best feature is the backup capability, where all of the users' computers are tied into a central data repository.
Top Answer: We have a perpetual license, which is very important because it allows us to manage our costs, rather than having a monthly or yearly subscription. A yearly license is okay except that we consider… more »
Top Answer: Citrix should continue to offer a perpetual licensing model because it is very important to us.
Top Answer: Bandwidth optimization and capacity awareness of the bandwidth are valuable features. Its video streaming capabilities are also very useful.
Top Answer: You can buy it on a yearly basis, or you can go for a subscription. For on-premise boxes, it is just the RMA.
Top Answer: The user experience for dashboards and reports can be improved. They should make dashboards and the reporting system easier for users. They need to add more reports to the dashboard. Currently, for… more »
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Also Known As
Citrix CloudBridge, WOC, NetScaler SD-WAN
Traffic Management Operating System
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Overview

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.

F5 Traffic Management Operating System, a collection of real-time features and functions, purpose-built and designed as a full-proxy solution with the power and performance. F5 TMOS is a self-contained, real-time operating system that is the brain behind BIG-IP. Developed as the foundation for all of F5 products, each component within the system performs operations and then lets the next component run, greatly reducing the overhead of CPU scheduling.
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Sample Customers
AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Cornerstone Home Lending Inc., Dallara, ecVision, Essar, Eurofred, Groupe Promutuel, HMSHost Corporation, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Ltd, Royal Caribbean International
TransUnion
Top Industries
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Comms Service Provider31%
Computer Software Company29%
Government4%
Construction Company3%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider32%
Computer Software Company23%
Government11%
Financial Services Firm9%
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Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise50%
Large Enterprise38%
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Citrix SD-WAN is ranked 2nd in WAN Optimization with 5 reviews while F5 Traffic Management Operating System is ranked 10th in WAN Optimization with 1 review. Citrix SD-WAN is rated 9.0, while F5 Traffic Management Operating System is rated 0.0. 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". On the other hand, the top reviewer of F5 Traffic Management Operating System writes "Good bandwidth optimization and video streaming capabilities, awesome scalability, and fast support". Citrix SD-WAN is most compared with Cisco SD-WAN, VMware SD-WAN, Riverbed Steelhead, Meraki SD-WAN and Fortinet FortiGate, whereas F5 Traffic Management Operating System is most compared with Riverbed Steelhead and Symantec Proxy.

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