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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.
Riverbed Steelhead is ranked 4th in WAN Optimization with 2 reviews while WAAS is ranked 8th 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 Prisma SD-WAN, whereas WAAS is most compared with Citrix SD-WAN, Exinda and Ipanema IpIengine.
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