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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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"Our organization finds the application routing features extremely useful.""Overall, it's nice and very user friendly. That's what makes it so successful. They give you complicated features but with a very simple user interface, and that's been a big success for them.""The most valuable aspects of the solution are the next-generation firewall features and geo-blocking capabilities.""Their dashboard is also a good point for us and the customer. The solution is very clean and easy."

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

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"The UTM features can be improved. It should offer better functionality.""We are thinking about how to make customers consolidate the loads to an SD-WAN network so that the customers can have bigger chunk from the SD-WAN side so that customers can have critical data be transferred with NPS VPN and non-critical data or some labeled traffic can be transferred by the SD-WAN network. I think it's a very important direction for digital transformation.""The support needs to be improved.""The smaller units lack a lot of functionality.""Another thing that should be improved in Versa are their firewall features."

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"The price is expensive but it makes sense for the market."

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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: Our organization finds the application routing features extremely useful.
Top Answer: The price is consist of several aspects but it makes sense for the market. For the SD-WAN solution, it's not just the pricing for accreditations from the solution side. We need to combine the hardware… more »
Top Answer: We need to think about how to leverage the MPLS-VPN customers, so to integrate the SD-WAN network. We are thinking about how to make customers consolidate the loads to an SD-WAN network so that the… more »
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RIverbed Steelhead, SteelheadFlexVNF
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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.

Versa FlexVNF is a multi-service, multi-tenant software platform built from ground up on cloud principles to deliver scale, segmentation, programmability and automation. It provides both networking and security functions in a single software along with service chaining capabilities.

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Sample Customers
Orasure Technologies, Energia Communications Inc., GHD, JLL, Northwest Pipe, Dudek & Associates, Lathrop & Gage, Carilion ClinicCenturyLink, RCN Business, Colt Technology Services
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Government25%
Energy/Utilities Company25%
Construction Company8%
Media Company8%
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Comms Service Provider26%
Computer Software Company26%
Real Estate/Law Firm6%
Financial Services Firm5%
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Comms Service Provider39%
Computer Software Company19%
Manufacturing Company6%
Educational Organization4%
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Small Business8%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise77%
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Riverbed Steelhead is ranked 14th in WAN Edge with 1 review while Versa FlexVNF is ranked 4th in WAN Edge with 5 reviews. Riverbed Steelhead is rated 0.0, while Versa FlexVNF is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Riverbed Steelhead writes "Scalable Data Referencing provides LAN-like speed over WAN". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Versa FlexVNF writes "Excellent integration capabilities, good UI and offers great security features". Riverbed Steelhead is most compared with WAAS, Citrix SD-WAN, Silver Peak NX, Ipanema IpIengine and Noction IRP, whereas Versa FlexVNF is most compared with Cisco SD-WAN, VeloCloud, Meraki SD-WAN and Fortinet FortiGate.

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