Compare Citrix SD-WAN vs. Fortinet FortiWAN

Citrix SD-WAN is ranked 1st in WAN Optimization with 3 reviews while Fortinet FortiWAN is ranked 4th in WAN Optimization with 2 reviews. Citrix SD-WAN is rated 8.4, while Fortinet FortiWAN is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Citrix SD-WAN writes "Enables us to check if a laptop is in our domain or not". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Fortinet FortiWAN writes "Simple to use and the optimization is good, but better regional support is needed". Citrix SD-WAN is most compared with Cisco SD-WAN, F5 Traffic Management Operating System and Fortinet FortiWAN, whereas Fortinet FortiWAN is most compared with Citrix SD-WAN, Riverbed Steelhead and Silver Peak NX.
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Pros
The most valuable feature is security, as it gives me the port bindings that cannot be accomplished using other solutions.The scalability and stability are quite good in general.The VPN and the load balancing are the most valuable features.

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The most valuable feature is optimization.The most valuable feature is connectivity.

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Cons
I would like to either see the price reduced or have it packaged with other products to give better value for the money.The initial setup could be a bit easier.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.

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Having more documentation would be helpful.From a security perspective, FortiWAN needs to be improved.

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

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FortiWAN is not a cheap solution.

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Ranking
1st
out of 23 in WAN Optimization
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5,479
Comparisons
4,372
Reviews
3
Average Words per Review
440
Avg. Rating
8.3
4th
out of 23 in WAN Optimization
Views
2,413
Comparisons
2,064
Reviews
1
Average Words per Review
285
Avg. Rating
8.0
Top Comparisons
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Also Known As
Citrix CloudBridge, WOC, NetScaler SD-WAN
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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.

FortiWAN intelligently balances Internet and intranet traffic across multiple WAN connections to lower bandwidth costs and keep users connected. It offers easy-to-use multi-WAN management and a flexible policy-based performance management system.

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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 InternationalBlack Gold Regional Schools, Amadeus Hospitality, Jefferson County, Chunghwa Telecom, City of Boroondara, Dimension Data
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Software R&D Company35%
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Real Estate/Law Firm6%
Media Company5%
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