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

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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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Questions from the Community
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 »
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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RIverbed Steelhead, SteelheadUnity EdgeConnect
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Overview

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.

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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Orasure Technologies, Energia Communications Inc., GHD, JLL, Northwest Pipe, Dudek & Associates, Lathrop & Gage, Carilion ClinicAramex, Clair, Ascent, First Bank, Harley-Davidson
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Government25%
Energy/Utilities Company25%
Construction Company8%
Media Company8%
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Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider25%
Real Estate/Law Firm5%
Media Company4%
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Comms Service Provider28%
Computer Software Company22%
Manufacturing Company13%
Retailer12%
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Small Business8%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise77%
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Riverbed Steelhead is ranked 13th in WAN Edge with 1 review while Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect is ranked 7th in WAN Edge with 3 reviews. Riverbed Steelhead is rated 0.0, while Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Riverbed Steelhead writes "Scalable Data Referencing provides LAN-like speed over WAN". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect writes "Has enabled considerable money savings and reduction in traffic ". Riverbed Steelhead is most compared with WAAS, Silver Peak NX, Citrix SD-WAN, Ipanema IpIengine and Silver Peak VX, whereas Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect is most compared with CloudGenix, Cisco SD-WAN and VeloCloud.

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