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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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"First and foremost, it enables the customer to deploy high availability connections. This kind of solution enables them to deploy these HA connections for policies mostly automatically. It's a more automated approach than with other vendors.""We had several clients that were paying $7,500 a month for an MPLS line for one single 10 megabit circuit and we were able to take that from $7,500 a month down to $500 a month for two 10 megabits circuits that added redundancy where before they did not have redundancy and it gave them a much better throughput.""The most valuable feature is the support for asymmetric lines."

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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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"They have to implement more security with it. The security, mainly their firewall functions, have to be included in the firewall features.""Their WAN optimization in terms of wireless connectivity doesn't have a very good cellular capability.""The security can be improved, with the firewall for example, because they supply a basic one but not a UTM."

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"You typically will license the hardware and you license the software to access the hardware capabilities. The price will range anywhere from a hundred to $300 a month. There are no additional costs.""The licensing fees depend on the bandwidth. As an example of what we charge our customers, for 100MB without Boost, the price is approximately $2,000. That includes the licensing and the unit."

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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 had several clients that were paying $7,500 a month for an MPLS line for one single 10 megabit circuit and we were able to take that from $7,500 a month down to $500 a month for two 10 megabits… more »
Top Answer: You typically will license the hardware and you license the software to access the hardware capabilities. The price will range anywhere from a hundred to $300 a month. There are no additional costs… more »
Top Answer: Their WAN optimization in terms of wireless connectivity doesn't have a very good cellular capability. I know of another company that does a much better job called Peplink. I have not specifically… more »
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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.

Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect is a complete, high-performance SD-WAN solution that enables service providers to quickly and cost-effectively bring new, differentiated, managed SD-WAN services to market to expand market reach, create new revenue streams and deliver SD-WAN services with SLAs in and out-of-region.

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Sample Customers
SimplePay, GHD, OpenEye ScientificAramex, Clair, Ascent, First Bank, Harley-Davidson
Top Industries
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Computer Software Company34%
Comms Service Provider18%
Manufacturing Company15%
Insurance Company8%
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Comms Service Provider26%
Computer Software Company25%
Manufacturing Company13%
Retailer11%
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Riverbed SteelConnect is ranked 12th in SD-WAN with 1 review while Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect is ranked 8th in SD-WAN with 3 reviews. Riverbed SteelConnect is rated 7.0, while Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect is rated 9.0. 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 Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect writes "Has enabled considerable money savings and reduction in traffic ". Riverbed SteelConnect is most compared with Cisco SD-WAN, VeloCloud, Fortinet FortiGate, Talari and Cato Networks, whereas Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect is most compared with CloudGenix, Cisco SD-WAN and VeloCloud.

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