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Pros
"Cradlepoint NetCloud is very stable."

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"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."

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

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"Application response time and network performance could be improved.""They should include a network switch in a future release."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Cradlepoint's prices are on par with similar solutions."

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"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."

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Questions from the Community
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.
Top Answer: We just did an assessment for our 47 datacenters around North America. The top two enterprise-level network monitoring solutions were ExtraHop first, Riverbed SteelCenter second. Their negotiated cost… more »
Top Answer: I find the most valuable to be the compression and exchange replication.
Top Answer: They should include a network switch in a future release.
Ranking
12th
out of 25 in WAN Edge
Views
1,635
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Reviews
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Average Words per Review
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Rating
8.0
15th
out of 25 in WAN Edge
Views
3,513
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Reviews
1
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609
Rating
7.0
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RIverbed Steelhead, Steelhead
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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 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.

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Sample Customers
City of San Antonio, Statue Cruises, Tour Dubai, St. David's Foundation, JBT, DSC Dredge
Orasure Technologies, Energia Communications Inc., GHD, JLL, Northwest Pipe, Dudek & Associates, Lathrop & Gage, Carilion Clinic
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider33%
Computer Software Company20%
Government5%
Hospitality Company5%
REVIEWERS
Government23%
Energy/Utilities Company23%
Construction Company8%
Media Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider28%
Computer Software Company23%
Financial Services Firm7%
Manufacturing Company5%
Company Size
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REVIEWERS
Small Business7%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise71%
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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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