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"The solution is expensive and the service contacts are costly too. The cost of the device makes the value proposition borderline acceptable for us. The service contract fees we pay is approximately $30,000 annually."

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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: I find the most valuable to be the compression and exchange replication.
Top Answer: They should include a network switch in a future release.
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out of 18 in WAN Optimization
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out of 18 in WAN Optimization
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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.

Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS) is a software- and hardware-integrated, WAN optimization and application acceleration solution, and part of Cisco Intelligent WAN (IWAN). Cisco WAAS reduces latency and optimizes bandwidth. (4:46 min). Cisco WAAS provides an elastic "scale as you grow" enterprise-wide deployment model with Cisco AppNav and industry-leading scalability for secure acceleration of email, file, web, software-as-a-service (SaaS), video, and VDI applications. Cisco IWAN with Akamai Connect optimizes web and mobile applications by extending the Akamai Intelligent Platform directly into the branch.
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Orasure Technologies, Energia Communications Inc., GHD, JLL, Northwest Pipe, Dudek & Associates, Lathrop & Gage, Carilion Clinic
Dimension Data, National Rugby League
Top Industries
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Government23%
Energy/Utilities Company23%
Construction Company8%
Media Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider28%
Computer Software Company23%
Financial Services Firm7%
Manufacturing Company5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider43%
Computer Software Company21%
Financial Services Firm7%
Government5%
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Small Business7%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise71%
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Riverbed Steelhead is ranked 4th in WAN Optimization with 2 reviews while WAAS is ranked 7th in WAN Optimization. Riverbed Steelhead is rated 7.0, while WAAS is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Riverbed Steelhead writes "Scalable Data Referencing provides LAN-like speed over WAN". On the other hand, Riverbed Steelhead is most compared with Citrix SD-WAN, Silver Peak NX, Silver Peak VX, Ipanema IpIengine and CloudGenix, whereas WAAS is most compared with Citrix SD-WAN, Ipanema IpIengine, F5 Traffic Management Operating System and Exinda.

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