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Pros
"The analytics is the most valuable feature because it was very granular and very comprehensive, although a little complicated to use. If you're really interested in knowing what's happening on your network, it's a very good solution. That was the .NET Profiler part of the solution."

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"Proactively detects where problems might arise.""It is very simple to configure. When you use the cloud to configure the equipment, it has zero-touch provisioning.""In my experience, the setup process has been fairly straightforward.""The most valuable feature is the dynamic multipath optimization.""Some of the best features are the SD-WAN platform for VMware and the NSX network virtualization.""The most valuable feature is load balancing.""The service they provide is very stable and is the main influencer of why customers purchase this solution.""They have a lot of built-ins. There are so many applications defined inside the solution. It makes it so that we don't have to create some policies. Each and every application is already defined in it."

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Cons
"The routing scalability needs improvement. We have run into a lot of limitations and also primarily from a routine perspective, things like RSPs line support. It was supportive but not really supportive."

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"There should be more automation and self-service features.""I would like for them to upgrade to 5G integration. Our customers have 4G now and the connectivity isn't good. It should be much faster.""Reports could be simplified.""VMware SD-WAN could be improved with more automation and more integration, but each vendor could use these improvements.""The firewall can be more advanced.""Its integration with the security systems would be a nice implementation. They can also consider using a management platform for both network and security operations. This would be a great improvement.""VeloCloud could improve its integration capabilities with other solutions.""The solution doesn't offer failover between their own devices. If I want to, I should be able to put the two devices at the side, so there can be a failover."

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"The cost of VMware SD-WAN is high, but I think you can still get better pricing if your volume is high.""The pricing is very comparable to Fortinet.""You need to pay for a license to use this product.""My understanding is that the pricing is in the same range as other solutions.""The price is reasonable for this solution, but the only challenge for us is that the Rand currency fluctuates to the dollar and provides some complexities. The price might go up just because the Rand has actually lost value.""The price of this solution should be lower.""The price of this solution is higher than that of other SD-WAN vendors.""VeloCloud performs as well as the Cisco SD-WAN but it is cheaper in price."

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Overview

Riverbed SteelConnect EX is a powerful enterprise SD-WAN solution that integrates best-in-class routing, application acceleration, network visibility, and security services – a flexible and complete WAN Edge platform that gives you what you need to modernize your network and propel your business in the digital age.

Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) is the application of softwarebased network technologies that virtualize WAN connections to provide agility,
performance and reliability for network traffic between remote and branch offices to
data centers and the cloud.

SD-WAN leverages cloud-hosting to simplify deployment and management of
network devices and employs traffic steering to applications in the data center and
the cloud. It combines the bandwidth of broadband with existing WAN connections to
more efficiently and cost-effectively connect users to data center and cloud-based
applications from any location in the network.

SD-WAN optimizes traffic over multiple available connections (MPLS, broadband,
LTE) to deliver traffic across the network, delivering a better user experience to any
location. SD-WAN will dynamically steer traffic to the best available link, and if the
available links show any transmission issues, it will immediately apply remediation for
jitter and packet loss based on policies to ensure performance of the high-priority
applications.

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Sample Customers
Roxtec, Software Solutions Company, Rignet
Redmond, Coca Cola, Roka Bioscience, MetTel, Deutsche Telekom, Rockford Construction,  The Bay Club, tru Independence, Triton Management Services, DevCon, AXPM
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company37%
Comms Service Provider22%
Manufacturing Company6%
Energy/Utilities Company5%
REVIEWERS
Comms Service Provider62%
Financial Services Firm15%
Transportation Company8%
Manufacturing Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider30%
Computer Software Company24%
Retailer5%
Manufacturing Company4%
Company Size
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REVIEWERS
Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise38%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business20%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise65%
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SteelConnect is ranked 14th in Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) Solutions with 1 review while VMware SD-WAN is ranked 4th in Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) Solutions with 23 reviews. SteelConnect is rated 7.0, while VMware SD-WAN is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of SteelConnect writes "Analytics feature is very granular and comprehensive, although complicated to use". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware SD-WAN writes "Scalable, has DMPO to ensure data integrity, good technical support, and zero-touch set up". SteelConnect is most compared with Cisco SD-WAN and Fortinet FortiGate, whereas VMware SD-WAN is most compared with Cisco SD-WAN, Fortinet FortiGate, Meraki SD-WAN, Versa FlexVNF and Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks.

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