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Find out what your peers are saying about Huawei Enterprise Routers vs. Riverbed Steelhead and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
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Pros
"The most valuable features for us are NAT, ATS, server capabilities, VPN tunneling, and management.""When we started, the connection was amazing for the 100G between the switches and the co-switch. What the students typically use for school is a maximum is 40 so they now have faster technology.""The configuration syntax makes it easy for us to configure the device and perform troubleshooting when needed.""I have been able to connect the solution to many platforms such as Windows, Apple, and Android.""Overall we have found the solution to be satisfactory."

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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.""It is very easy to install the solution."

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Cons
"In the next release of this solution, I would like to see better bandwidth management, more granular web filtering, and portal authentication.""In my country we don't have Huawei technology, we only have Huawei routers for ISP. There is no agent for Huawei in Egypt.""Essentially, they need to open their licensing model such that when a customer buys a device, they have a full view of all of the available licenses for it.""We have found we have to restart the routers or reconfigured them a lot of the time, this issue should improve. The quality of the hardware needs to be more durable."

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"Application response time and network performance could be improved.""They should include a network switch in a future release.""The product should offer more integration capabilities."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Huawei offers a cheaper enterprise router solution than Cisco.""These routers are not too expensive.""There is no licence for this solution, but the solution could be cheaper.""The price of the solution is fair."

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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: Overall we have found the solution to be satisfactory.
Top Answer: We have found we have to restart the routers or reconfigured them a lot of the time, this issue should improve. The quality of the hardware needs to be more durable.
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: It is very easy to install the solution.
Top Answer: We would like the solution to be less expensive. If the solution was more secure, that would be ideal. The product should offer more integration capabilities.
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10th
out of 26 in WAN Edge
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5
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Rating
7.0
15th
out of 26 in WAN Edge
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Rating
7.5
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RIverbed Steelhead, Steelhead
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Overview
Huawei Enterprise Routers AR G3 Series Routers, the AR G3 all-in-one router series integrates multiple services including; routing, switching, 3G, WLAN, voice, and security functions in one device.

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
Bus Online, VisionChina Media Inc. (VisionChina), China Network Television (CNTV), Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport, ABC, BovenIJ hospital
Orasure Technologies, Energia Communications Inc., GHD, JLL, Northwest Pipe, Dudek & Associates, Lathrop & Gage, Carilion Clinic
Top Industries
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Comms Service Provider52%
Computer Software Company15%
Cloud Provider5%
Media Company4%
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Government29%
Energy/Utilities Company21%
Construction Company7%
Media Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider28%
Computer Software Company24%
Financial Services Firm8%
Government5%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business7%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise67%
Find out what your peers are saying about Huawei Enterprise Routers vs. Riverbed Steelhead and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
536,053 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Huawei Enterprise Routers is ranked 10th in WAN Edge with 5 reviews while Riverbed Steelhead is ranked 15th in WAN Edge with 3 reviews. Huawei Enterprise Routers is rated 7.0, while Riverbed Steelhead is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Huawei Enterprise Routers writes "Easy to configure and troubleshoot, but they need more visibility in the licensing model". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Riverbed Steelhead writes "Scalable Data Referencing provides LAN-like speed over WAN". Huawei Enterprise Routers is most compared with Cisco Enterprise Routers, MikroTik Routers and Switches, Cisco SD-WAN, MikroTik Cloud Router Switch and HPE Enterprise Routers, whereas Riverbed Steelhead is most compared with WAAS, Citrix SD-WAN, Silver Peak VX, Silver Peak NX and Ipanema IpIengine. See our Huawei Enterprise Routers vs. Riverbed Steelhead report.

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