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Pros
"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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"TCP optimization... caches a particular TCP connection and the next time a user uses that connection he will reach the destination easily."

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Cons
"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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"Application response time and network performance could be improved."

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Top Answer: 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… more »
Top Answer: You have to pay more if you want the analytics part and for the licenses for the Flow Gateway .NET Profiler.
Top Answer: 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… 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: TCP optimization... caches a particular TCP connection and the next time a user uses that connection he will reach the destination easily.
Top Answer: Application response time and network performance could be improved. Allot, an Israel-based organization, is offering DDoS attack prevention, not mitigation but prevention; threat response. If… more »
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RIverbed Steelhead, Steelhead
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Overview

Riverbed SteelConnect is the cornerstone of Riverbed’s strategy for next-generation, application-defined enterprise networking. SteelConnect is a complete SD-WAN system for securely connecting users and the business to the applications they need, wherever they reside—on a remote LAN, in a data center, or in the cloud.

SteelConnect offers several differentiators—ubiquitous and unified connectivity across LAN, WAN and the Cloud; business aligned orchestration for fast, agile, and secure application delivery; and unique cloud-centric workflow, easy menu-driven network design of sites, zones, uplinks, and rules, and centralized, business intent-based policy management—all within a simple graphical user interface—for ease of use and greater business agility.

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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SimplePay, GHD, OpenEye ScientificOrasure Technologies, Energia Communications Inc., GHD, JLL, Northwest Pipe, Dudek & Associates, Lathrop & Gage, Carilion Clinic
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Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider19%
Manufacturing Company16%
Insurance Company8%
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Government25%
Energy/Utilities Company25%
Construction Company8%
Media Company8%
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Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider25%
Real Estate/Law Firm6%
Media Company5%
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Small Business8%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise77%
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Riverbed SteelConnect is ranked 11th in WAN Edge with 1 review while Riverbed Steelhead is ranked 13th in WAN Edge with 1 review. Riverbed SteelConnect is rated 7.0, while Riverbed Steelhead is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Riverbed SteelConnect writes "Analytics feature is very granular and comprehensive, although complicated to use". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Riverbed Steelhead writes "Scalable Data Referencing provides LAN-like speed over WAN". Riverbed SteelConnect is most compared with Cisco SD-WAN, VeloCloud, Fortinet FortiGate, Talari and Cato Networks, whereas Riverbed Steelhead is most compared with WAAS, Silver Peak NX, Citrix SD-WAN, Ipanema IpIengine and Silver Peak VX.

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