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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 »
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Top Answer: We would like the solution to be less expensive. If the solution was more secure, that would be ideal. The product should offer more integration capabilities.
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4th
out of 17 in WAN Optimization
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3,099
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2,102
Reviews
2
Average Words per Review
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Rating
7.5
8th
out of 17 in WAN Optimization
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1,036
Comparisons
886
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0
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RIverbed Steelhead
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Overview

Riverbed SteelHead CX is the industry's #1 WAN optimization solution. SteelHead CX is proven to dramatically speed up the performance of applications anywhere in the organization while delivering the best end-user experience even under sub optimal network conditions. Reduce bandwidth utilization by up to 95%, deferring costly network bandwidth upgrades. Increase performance by up to 100x for on-premises applications.

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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Sample Customers
ElAraby, SFK Leblanc, Bobst Group, Northwest Pipe Company, Halkbank, Tradebridge, EFG Hermes
Dimension Data, National Rugby League
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Government29%
Energy/Utilities Company21%
Construction Company7%
Media Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider27%
Computer Software Company26%
Financial Services Firm8%
Manufacturing Company5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider45%
Computer Software Company23%
Manufacturing Company6%
Financial Services Firm6%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise63%
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Steelhead is ranked 4th in WAN Optimization with 3 reviews while WAAS is ranked 8th in WAN Optimization. Steelhead is rated 7.6, while WAAS is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Steelhead writes "Scalable Data Referencing provides LAN-like speed over WAN". On the other hand, Steelhead is most compared with Citrix SD-WAN, Silver Peak VX, Silver Peak NX, Ipanema IpIengine and Exinda, whereas WAAS is most compared with Citrix SD-WAN, Ipanema IpIengine and Exinda.

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