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Pros
"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.""The SpeedFusion feature is the most valuable."

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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.""It is very easy to install the solution.""I find the most valuable to be the compression and exchange replication."

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Cons
"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 product should offer more integration capabilities.""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
"Its licensing fee is on a yearly basis. For the price, it is actually pretty good value.""It has lifetime licensing. Its pricing is high for most of the markets."

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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: 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.
Top Answer: Its licensing fee is on a yearly basis. For the price, it is actually pretty good value.
Top Answer: 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.
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.
Ranking
13th
out of 26 in WAN Edge
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3,517
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Reviews
1
Average Words per Review
467
Rating
8.0
15th
out of 26 in WAN Edge
Views
3,099
Comparisons
2,102
Reviews
2
Average Words per Review
547
Rating
7.5
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Overview

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 CX is the industry's #1 WAN optimization solution. SteelHead CX is proven to dramatically speed up the performance of applications anywhere in the organization while delivering the best end-user experience even under sub optimal network conditions. Reduce bandwidth utilization by up to 95%, deferring costly network bandwidth upgrades. Increase performance by up to 100x for on-premises applications.

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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
ElAraby, SFK Leblanc, Bobst Group, Northwest Pipe Company, Halkbank, Tradebridge, EFG Hermes
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider31%
Computer Software Company21%
Government5%
Retailer5%
REVIEWERS
Government29%
Energy/Utilities Company21%
Construction Company7%
Media Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider26%
Computer Software Company26%
Financial Services Firm8%
Manufacturing Company5%
Company Size
No Data Available
REVIEWERS
Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise63%
Find out what your peers are saying about Peplink SpeedFusion vs. Steelhead and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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Peplink SpeedFusion is ranked 13th in WAN Edge with 2 reviews while Steelhead is ranked 15th in WAN Edge with 3 reviews. Peplink SpeedFusion is rated 8.0, while 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 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 Citrix Gateway, whereas Steelhead is most compared with WAAS, Citrix SD-WAN, Silver Peak VX and Silver Peak NX. See our Peplink SpeedFusion vs. Steelhead report.

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