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"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."

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"The analytics is the most valuable feature because it was very granular and very comprehensive, although a little complicated to use. If you're really interested in knowing what's happening on your network, it's a very good solution. That was the .NET Profiler part of the solution."

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"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.""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."

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"The routing scalability needs improvement. We have run into a lot of limitations and also primarily from a routine perspective, things like RSPs line support. It was supportive but not really supportive."

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"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."

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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 SteelConnect EX is a powerful enterprise SD-WAN solution that integrates best-in-class routing, application acceleration, network visibility, and security services – a flexible and complete WAN Edge platform that gives you what you need to modernize your network and propel your business in the digital age.

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Sample Customers
MIT Robotics Team, Intel, Apple, Google, Hootsuite, Northrop Gruman, Alcatel-Lucent, Motorola, Avocent, GE, VW, Marriott, Renaissance, WSI, Union /Pacific
Roxtec, Software Solutions Company, Rignet
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Comms Service Provider31%
Computer Software Company21%
Computer Software Company37%
Comms Service Provider22%
Manufacturing Company6%
Energy/Utilities Company5%
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Peplink SpeedFusion is ranked 13th in Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) Solutions with 2 reviews while SteelConnect is ranked 14th in Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) Solutions with 1 review. Peplink SpeedFusion is rated 8.0, while SteelConnect is rated 7.0. 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 SteelConnect writes "Analytics feature is very granular and comprehensive, although complicated to use". Peplink SpeedFusion is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, Cradlepoint NetCloud, Cisco SD-WAN, F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) and VMware SD-WAN, whereas SteelConnect is most compared with Cisco SD-WAN, Fortinet FortiGate and VMware SD-WAN.

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