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Pros
"The VPN and the load balancing are the most valuable features.""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."

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"The most valuable feature for one of our customers is the ability to stage cloud workloads from the local network.""The most valuable feature is the Dynamic Multipath Optimization (DMPO), which allows the customer to maintain and monitor their link quality in real-time.""Proactively detects where problems might arise.""The most valuable feature is load balancing.""They make use of a combination of different internet lines, which improves quality.""The most valuable feature is the dynamic multipath optimization.""The biggest feature is called D.M.P.O., or Dynamic Multipath Optimization, which is one of the technologies that they use to deliver or ensure data integrity.""They have a lot of built-ins. There are so many applications defined inside the solution. It makes it so that we don't have to create some policies. Each and every application is already defined in it."

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Cons
"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.""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."

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"Technical support is in need of improvement.""VeloCloud needs improvement in terms of its security features.""Reports could be simplified.""The cost of VeloCloud could be lowered.""There is room for improvement with respect to security.""There is no security included, which is something that should be improved.""They need more gateways""The solution doesn't offer failover between their own devices. If I want to, I should be able to put the two devices at the side, so there can be a failover."

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

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"VeloCloud performs as well as the Cisco SD-WAN but it is cheaper in price.""The price of this solution is higher than that of other SD-WAN vendors.""The price of this solution should be lower.""The pricing is very comparable to Fortinet.""The price is reasonable for this solution, but the only challenge for us is that the Rand currency fluctuates to the dollar and provides some complexities. The price might go up just because the Rand has actually lost value."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer:  Cisco is a traditional networking play and has successfully transformed from pure hardware to now software defined products. Many network engineers already use the product and makes a lot of… more »
Top Answer: Manage and monitor the entire network from the Citrix Cloud hosted Orchestrator service. Also the integrated full stack security.
Top Answer:  The agility to per-packet direct application flows.
Top Answer: It's quite an expensive solution compared to other vendors but there are no fees in addition to the standard licensing costs. There weren't any additional features that had cost implications.
Top Answer: Improvement could be made in understanding application profiles and definitions. I'd like to see improvements in ease of deployment, making it easier to deploy and integrate.
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6th
out of 30 in SD-WAN
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4,730
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Reviews
5
Average Words per Review
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Rating
9.0
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out of 30 in SD-WAN
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521
Rating
8.2
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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.

Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) is the application of softwarebased network technologies that virtualize WAN connections to provide agility,
performance and reliability for network traffic between remote and branch offices to
data centers and the cloud.

SD-WAN leverages cloud-hosting to simplify deployment and management of
network devices and employs traffic steering to applications in the data center and
the cloud. It combines the bandwidth of broadband with existing WAN connections to
more efficiently and cost-effectively connect users to data center and cloud-based
applications from any location in the network.

SD-WAN optimizes traffic over multiple available connections (MPLS, broadband,
LTE) to deliver traffic across the network, delivering a better user experience to any
location. SD-WAN will dynamically steer traffic to the best available link, and if the
available links show any transmission issues, it will immediately apply remediation for
jitter and packet loss based on policies to ensure performance of the high-priority
applications.

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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
Redmond, Coca Cola, Roka Bioscience, MetTel, Deutsche Telekom, Rockford Construction,  The Bay Club, tru Independence, Triton Management Services, DevCon, AXPM
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider32%
Computer Software Company31%
Media Company3%
Financial Services Firm3%
REVIEWERS
Comms Service Provider60%
Financial Services Firm20%
Transportation Company10%
Manufacturing Company10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider30%
Computer Software Company25%
Retailer5%
Manufacturing Company5%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise50%
Large Enterprise38%
REVIEWERS
Small Business41%
Midsize Enterprise6%
Large Enterprise53%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business21%
Midsize Enterprise7%
Large Enterprise71%
Find out what your peers are saying about Citrix SD-WAN vs. VMware SD-WAN and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
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Citrix SD-WAN is ranked 6th in SD-WAN with 5 reviews while VMware SD-WAN is ranked 3rd in SD-WAN with 15 reviews. Citrix SD-WAN is rated 9.0, while VMware SD-WAN is rated 8.2. 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 VMware SD-WAN writes "Scalable, has DMPO to ensure data integrity, good technical support, and zero-touch set up". Citrix SD-WAN is most compared with Cisco SD-WAN, F5 Traffic Management Operating System, Riverbed Steelhead, Meraki SD-WAN and WAAS, whereas VMware SD-WAN is most compared with Cisco SD-WAN, Fortinet FortiGate, Meraki SD-WAN, Versa FlexVNF and Juniper Contrail Networking. See our Citrix SD-WAN vs. VMware SD-WAN report.

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