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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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"The most valuable feature is the support for asymmetric lines.""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.""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."

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

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

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"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.""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."

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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: You should buy SteelHead for WAN optimization because it delivers more. WAN optimization is the process of increasing data throughput and improving the network and application performance over the… 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 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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Riverbed Steelhead is ranked 12th in WAN Edge with 1 review while Unity EdgeConnect is ranked 6th in WAN Edge with 3 reviews. Riverbed Steelhead is rated 0.0, while 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 Unity EdgeConnect writes "Has enabled considerable money savings and reduction in traffic ". Riverbed Steelhead is most compared with WAAS, Silver Peak NX, Ipanema IpIengine, Citrix SD-WAN and Silver Peak VX, whereas Unity EdgeConnect is most compared with CloudGenix and Cisco SD-WAN.

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