Bernard CresenciaNetwork & Security Engineer, Team Lead at Crescendo Technology Ltd.
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The SpeedFusion feature is the most valuable."
"The SpeedFusion feature is good. It allowed us to move away from IPsec between the sites. It is also a really easy product to deploy."
"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."
"Its pricing is the main issue. The pricing could be improved. I would like to see an outbound policy based on the application. It is a very good feature, and most of the customers are looking for that. They can also include stronger firewall features. This would help the customers in choosing this product as the only device for the SD network."
"Their hardware support isn't the greatest. We've had one unit go down, and it took a while for them to replace it. It was in the Caribbeans, so it might be a location-related issue."
"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."
"It has lifetime licensing. Its pricing is high for most of the markets."
"Its licensing fee is on a yearly basis. For the price, it is actually pretty good value."
"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."
Peplink’s patent-pending SpeedFusion technology powers enterprise VPNs that tap into the bandwidth of up to 13 low-cost cable, DSL, 3G/4G/LTE, and other links connected anywhere on your corporate or institutional WAN. Whether you’re transferring a few documents or driving realtime POS data, video feeds, and VoIP conversations, SpeedFusion pumps all your data down a single fat datapipe that’s budget-friendly, ultra-fast, and easily configurable to suit any networking environment.
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.
Peplink SpeedFusion is ranked 14th in WAN Edge with 2 reviews while Riverbed Steelhead is ranked 15th in WAN Edge with 3 reviews. Peplink SpeedFusion is rated 8.0, while Riverbed Steelhead is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Peplink SpeedFusion writes "It allowed us to move away from IPsec between the sites and provided the high availability". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Riverbed Steelhead writes "Scalable Data Referencing provides LAN-like speed over WAN". Peplink SpeedFusion is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, Cradlepoint NetCloud, Cisco SD-WAN, F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) and Barracuda CloudGen Firewall, whereas Riverbed Steelhead is most compared with WAAS, Citrix SD-WAN, Silver Peak VX and Silver Peak NX. See our Peplink SpeedFusion vs. Riverbed Steelhead report.
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