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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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"It gives you that level of visibility to understand what's going on between layer four and layer seven.""The support is very good from Juniper and from the local distributors."

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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 training could be better. When it comes to the demo dashboard capability, I feel like it could be much easier for our customers to use. Our last customer complained about this.""The solution installs similarly to competitors. It is not more difficult or easier. However, it could be easier and take less time for the installation."

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

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"The licensing structure is very flexible.""The cost of the solution is a little expensive. The hardware is a one-time purchase fee and the software is purchased on an annual basis. There are additional costs for other software features that are available which are on an annual basis, such as extra capacity."

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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: It gives you that level of visibility to understand what's going on between layer four and layer seven.
Top Answer: The licensing structure is very flexible. It's very flexible depending on what exactly is in a customer's IT infrastructure. It's not rigid at all. It's not as if they say, "Oh, you need to have this… more »
Top Answer: The training could be better. When it comes to the demo dashboard capability, I feel like it could be much easier for our customers to use. Our last customer complained about this. Fortinet comes with… more »
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Also Known As
Citrix CloudBridge, WOC, NetScaler SD-WAN
Contrail 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.

Contrail SD-WAN delivers a simple, automated multicloud SD-WAN. It enables you to create an evolvable architecture to simplify growth, from secure routers to SD-WAN, SD-Branch, and beyond. It automates the WAN edge across Juniper virtual cloud endpoints and on-premises next-generation firewall or universal CPE platforms. And it provisions and enforces multilevel security policy at scale, across multiple clouds and enterprise sites with diverse topologies.

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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
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Top Industries
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Comms Service Provider32%
Computer Software Company30%
Government4%
Insurance Company4%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider41%
Computer Software Company19%
Retailer7%
Transportation Company5%
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Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise50%
Large Enterprise38%
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Citrix SD-WAN is ranked 7th in Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) Solutions with 5 reviews while Juniper Contrail SD-WAN is ranked 15th in Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) Solutions with 2 reviews. Citrix SD-WAN is rated 9.0, while Juniper Contrail SD-WAN is rated 7.0. 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 Juniper Contrail SD-WAN writes "Provides layer four to seven protection but does not support a next-generation firewall". Citrix SD-WAN is most compared with Cisco SD-WAN, VMware SD-WAN, Riverbed Steelhead, Meraki SD-WAN and Fortinet FortiGate, whereas Juniper Contrail SD-WAN is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate and VMware SD-WAN. See our Citrix SD-WAN vs. Juniper Contrail SD-WAN report.

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