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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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Top Answer: Bandwidth optimization and capacity awareness of the bandwidth are valuable features. Its video streaming capabilities are also very useful.
Top Answer: You can buy it on a yearly basis, or you can go for a subscription. For on-premise boxes, it is just the RMA.
Top Answer: The user experience for dashboards and reports can be improved. They should make dashboards and the reporting system easier for users. They need to add more reports to the dashboard. Currently, for… more »
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.
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Traffic Management Operating System
RIverbed Steelhead, Steelhead
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Overview
F5 Traffic Management Operating System, a collection of real-time features and functions, purpose-built and designed as a full-proxy solution with the power and performance. F5 TMOS is a self-contained, real-time operating system that is the brain behind BIG-IP. Developed as the foundation for all of F5 products, each component within the system performs operations and then lets the next component run, greatly reducing the overhead of CPU scheduling.

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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TransUnion
Orasure Technologies, Energia Communications Inc., GHD, JLL, Northwest Pipe, Dudek & Associates, Lathrop & Gage, Carilion Clinic
Top Industries
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Comms Service Provider35%
Computer Software Company24%
Government10%
Financial Services Firm8%
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Government23%
Energy/Utilities Company23%
Construction Company8%
Media Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider28%
Computer Software Company23%
Financial Services Firm7%
Manufacturing Company5%
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Small Business7%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise71%
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F5 Traffic Management Operating System (EOL) is ranked 10th in WAN Optimization while Riverbed Steelhead is ranked 4th in WAN Optimization with 2 reviews. F5 Traffic Management Operating System (EOL) is rated 0.0, while Riverbed Steelhead is rated 7.0. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Riverbed Steelhead writes "Scalable Data Referencing provides LAN-like speed over WAN". F5 Traffic Management Operating System (EOL) is most compared with Citrix SD-WAN, Symantec Proxy and WAAS, whereas Riverbed Steelhead is most compared with WAAS, Citrix SD-WAN, Silver Peak NX, Silver Peak VX and Ipanema IpIengine.

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