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."
"The content that we are getting is very good. Content caching is also supported."
"The most valuable feature is the caching."
"It's a stable solution."
"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."
"Activating the SSL inspection is one of the challenges. We are currently moving to the O365 cloud, and one of the challenges is the performance when all of our users are connected to O365 by a proxy."
"There are performance issues with all of the proxies."
"Technical support is an area that requires some improvement."
"As NetScaler is now, I find it quite pricey."
"The price of the subscription should be cheaper."
"In terms of cost, it is expensive. Its pricing has been a challenge for us since its acquisition by Broadcom."
"It's expensive. Clients often go to other products."
"Licensing is based on a subscription."
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.
A Symantec secure web-filtering proxy empowers you to: Control web and cloud usage with fast app performance. Establish negative-day threat defenses. Implement multi-authentication realm support. Gain visibility into encrypted web traffic.
Citrix SD-WAN is ranked 2nd in WAN Optimization with 5 reviews while Symantec Proxy is ranked 6th in WAN Optimization with 3 reviews. Citrix SD-WAN is rated 9.0, while Symantec Proxy is rated 7.6. 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 Symantec Proxy writes "Stable, with good caching for better performance and web isolation". Citrix SD-WAN is most compared with Cisco SD-WAN, F5 Traffic Management Operating System, VMware SD-WAN, Riverbed Steelhead and Sangfor WANO, whereas Symantec Proxy is most compared with F5 Traffic Management Operating System, Riverbed Steelhead, Exinda, Fortinet FortiProxy and Fortinet FortiGate SWG. See our Citrix SD-WAN vs. Symantec Proxy report.
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