Riverbed Steelhead Competitors and Alternatives

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Real User
Head of Networks at a recruiting/HR firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Jan 06 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the ability to provide very granular classes of service. That's important because it allows us to prioritize certain traffic types over others, to a very granular level… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Exinda allows us to provide better voice quality out to India over heavily utilized WAN links.

What needs improvement?

The product itself is very good. The areas for improvement would be around the support service that GFI provides. The licensing is also complicated and the presales process is quite complicated as… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We did not have a previous solution. We went with Exinda because it works. It did what we wanted it to do, in terms of optimizing WAN traffic and our business saw a benefit as a result.

What other advice do I have?

Before you deploy, think about what you're trying to achieve and think about what your success criteria are. That's what you need to do with any solution. There's no point buying a solution and then… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did a trial with Riverbed Steelhead but it didn't work. It was just too difficult to implement. And once we implemented it, there was no benefit.