Gaurav-SinghPresales & Solutions Architect at UST Global España
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."
"TCP optimization... caches a particular TCP connection and the next time a user uses that connection he will reach the destination easily."
"I find the most valuable to be the compression and exchange replication."
"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."
"Application response time and network performance could be improved."
"They should include a network switch in a future release."
"As NetScaler is now, I find it quite pricey."
"The price of the subscription should be cheaper."
"The solution is expensive and the service contacts are costly too. The cost of the device makes the value proposition borderline acceptable for us. The service contract fees we pay is approximately $30,000 annually."
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.
Riverbed SteelHead is the industry's #1 optimization solution for accelerated delivery of all applications across the hybrid enterprise. SteelHead also provides better visibility into application and network performance and the end user experience plus control through an application-aware approach to hybrid networking and path selection based on centralized, business intent-based policies for what you want to achieve as a business.
Citrix SD-WAN is ranked 2nd in WAN Optimization with 5 reviews while Riverbed Steelhead is ranked 4th in WAN Optimization with 2 reviews. Citrix SD-WAN is rated 9.0, while Riverbed Steelhead 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 Riverbed Steelhead writes "Scalable Data Referencing provides LAN-like speed over WAN". Citrix SD-WAN is most compared with Cisco SD-WAN, F5 Traffic Management Operating System, VMware SD-WAN, Meraki SD-WAN and Fortinet FortiGate, whereas Riverbed Steelhead is most compared with WAAS, Silver Peak NX, Silver Peak VX, Ipanema IpIengine and F5 Traffic Management Operating System. See our Citrix SD-WAN vs. Riverbed Steelhead report.
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