Anonymous UserChief Technology Officer at a wholesaler/distributor
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"Bandwidth optimization and capacity awareness of the bandwidth are valuable features. Its video streaming capabilities are also very useful."
"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."
"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."
"As NetScaler is now, I find it quite pricey."
"The price of the subscription should be cheaper."
"You can buy it on a yearly basis, or you can go for a subscription. For on-premise boxes, it is just the RMA."
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.
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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