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"Cradlepoint NetCloud is very stable."

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"The analytics is the most valuable feature because it was very granular and very comprehensive, although a little complicated to use. If you're really interested in knowing what's happening on your network, it's a very good solution. That was the .NET Profiler part of the solution."

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Cons
"In our situation, the initial setup was complex."

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"The routing scalability needs improvement. We have run into a lot of limitations and also primarily from a routine perspective, things like RSPs line support. It was supportive but not really supportive."

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"Cradlepoint's prices are on par with similar solutions."

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Top Answer: Cradlepoint NetCloud is very stable.
Top Answer: I believe the net cloud licensing is roughly a couple hundred dollars a year, but I'm not positive. Another manager of ours buys the licenses and I just approve them. I look at the numbers every now… more »
Top Answer: Cradlepoint has a Trend Micro interface. They run Trend Micro, kind of like firewall — web filtering on top of it. There could be some room for improvement there, but that's kind of reaching.
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out of 32 in SD-WAN
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Overview

Cradlepoint’s NetCloud is an integrated platform that connects modern enterprises from the Edge to the cloud to ensure pervasive connectivity and greater availability. It combines advanced Enterprise Software-Defined Network (SDN) and Software-Defined Perimeter (SD-P) technologies that enable dynamic connectivity and network management of fixed branch locations, vehicles, and M2M/IoT deployments within one pane of glass platform.

Riverbed SteelConnect is the cornerstone of Riverbed’s strategy for next-generation, application-defined enterprise networking. SteelConnect is a complete SD-WAN system for securely connecting users and the business to the applications they need, wherever they reside—on a remote LAN, in a data center, or in the cloud.

SteelConnect offers several differentiators—ubiquitous and unified connectivity across LAN, WAN and the Cloud; business aligned orchestration for fast, agile, and secure application delivery; and unique cloud-centric workflow, easy menu-driven network design of sites, zones, uplinks, and rules, and centralized, business intent-based policy management—all within a simple graphical user interface—for ease of use and greater business agility.

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City of San Antonio, Statue Cruises, Tour Dubai, St. David's Foundation, JBT, DSC Dredge
SimplePay, GHD, OpenEye Scientific
Top Industries
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Comms Service Provider31%
Computer Software Company21%
Government5%
Non Profit4%
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Computer Software Company34%
Comms Service Provider21%
Manufacturing Company9%
Insurance Company5%
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Cradlepoint NetCloud is ranked 12th in SD-WAN with 1 review while Riverbed SteelConnect is ranked 13th in SD-WAN with 1 review. Cradlepoint NetCloud is rated 8.0, while Riverbed SteelConnect is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Cradlepoint NetCloud writes "An all-in-one subscription that enables your transition to a Wireless WAN". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Riverbed SteelConnect writes "Analytics feature is very granular and comprehensive, although complicated to use". Cradlepoint NetCloud is most compared with Peplink SpeedFusion, Meraki SD-WAN, VMware SD-WAN, Fortinet FortiGate and Cisco SD-WAN, whereas Riverbed SteelConnect is most compared with Cisco SD-WAN, VMware SD-WAN, Fortinet FortiGate, Aryaka SmartServices and Talari.

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