We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"Cradlepoint NetCloud is very stable."
"TCP optimization... caches a particular TCP connection and the next time a user uses that connection he will reach the destination easily."
"I find the most valuable to be the compression and exchange replication."
"Cradlepoint's prices are on par with similar solutions."
"The solution is expensive and the service contacts are costly too. The cost of the device makes the value proposition borderline acceptable for us. The service contract fees we pay is approximately $30,000 annually."
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 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.
Cradlepoint NetCloud is ranked 12th in WAN Edge with 1 review while Riverbed Steelhead is ranked 15th in WAN Edge with 2 reviews. Cradlepoint NetCloud is rated 8.0, while Riverbed Steelhead 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 Steelhead writes "Scalable Data Referencing provides LAN-like speed over WAN". Cradlepoint NetCloud is most compared with Peplink SpeedFusion, Meraki SD-WAN, VMware SD-WAN, Fortinet FortiGate and Cisco SD-WAN, whereas Riverbed Steelhead is most compared with WAAS, Citrix SD-WAN, Silver Peak NX, Silver Peak VX and Ipanema IpIengine.
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