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

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out of 17 in WAN Optimization
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Rating
9.0
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out of 17 in WAN Optimization
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1,493
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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.

Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS) is a software- and hardware-integrated, WAN optimization and application acceleration solution, and part of Cisco Intelligent WAN (IWAN). Cisco WAAS reduces latency and optimizes bandwidth. (4:46 min). Cisco WAAS provides an elastic "scale as you grow" enterprise-wide deployment model with Cisco AppNav and industry-leading scalability for secure acceleration of email, file, web, software-as-a-service (SaaS), video, and VDI applications. Cisco IWAN with Akamai Connect optimizes web and mobile applications by extending the Akamai Intelligent Platform directly into the branch.
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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
Dimension Data, National Rugby League
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider33%
Computer Software Company28%
Government4%
Insurance Company3%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider47%
Computer Software Company22%
Financial Services Firm5%
Government5%
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Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise50%
Large Enterprise38%
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Citrix SD-WAN is ranked 2nd in WAN Optimization with 5 reviews while WAAS is ranked 7th in WAN Optimization. Citrix SD-WAN is rated 9.0, while WAAS is rated 0.0. 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, Citrix SD-WAN is most compared with Cisco SD-WAN, F5 Traffic Management Operating System, VMware SD-WAN, Riverbed Steelhead and Silver Peak NX, whereas WAAS is most compared with Riverbed Steelhead, Silver Peak NX, Ipanema IpIengine and F5 Traffic Management Operating System.

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