Compare Citrix SD-WAN vs. Riverbed Steelhead

Citrix SD-WAN is ranked 1st in WAN Optimization with 3 reviews while Riverbed Steelhead is ranked 3rd in WAN Optimization with 1 review. Citrix SD-WAN is rated 8.4, while Riverbed Steelhead is rated 0. 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 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 and Fortinet FortiWAN, whereas Riverbed Steelhead is most compared with WAAS, Fortinet FortiWAN and Ipanema IpIengine.
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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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TCP optimization... caches a particular TCP connection and the next time a user uses that connection he will reach the destination easily.

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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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Application response time and network performance could be improved.

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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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Also Known As
Citrix CloudBridge, WOC, NetScaler SD-WANRIverbed Steelhead, Steelhead

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.

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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 InternationalOrasure Technologies, Energia Communications Inc., GHD, JLL, Northwest Pipe, Dudek & Associates, Lathrop & Gage, Carilion Clinic
Top Industries
Software R&D Company35%
Comms Service Provider20%
Real Estate/Law Firm6%
Media Company5%
Energy/Utilities Company25%
Comms Service Provider8%
Construction Company8%
Software R&D Company31%
Comms Service Provider18%
Real Estate/Law Firm7%
Media Company6%
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