12 Ratings
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Score 8.2 out of 100
15 Ratings
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Score 7.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Aruba Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN)

Have remote sites and need them to feel local? Want to get all your locations virtually on the same network? This is the way. And if you're like us and need an easy way to manage all your remote locations in one place this is the tool you want to use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Riverbed SteelHead

Riverbed Steelhead is very stable and integrates into applications easily, especially Microsoft and Azure or AWS.If there is a new Windows version available, the Riverbed version is not far away. The remote locations can work like they are located near the data center. For this reason, you can reduce your global data centers to a minimum. Some customers have just one!
Ralf Richter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Aruba Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN)

  • An intricate system of connections that make it seem like your outside sites are all on one single LAN
  • Well priced in their category as others are a bit pricier for the same services
  • Aruba is backed by a well staffed support team that can get you through your issues
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Riverbed SteelHead

  • File and Folder Optimisation
  • Microsoft Exchange Optimisation
  • Data Bandwidth Reporting
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Aruba Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN)

  • The right support team for your product can be difficult to get ahold of
  • Integration with Cisco is not as super tight as integration with Aruba devices
  • Some of the advanced features are difficult to use
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Riverbed SteelHead

  • It would be great if Riverbed extended these capabilities to cellphones and tablets.
Tim Slater | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Aruba Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN)

No answers on this topic

Riverbed SteelHead

Riverbed Steelhead offers simplicity and fantastic customer support. The performance is a cut above the others as well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Aruba Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN)

  • Changed the way we manage remote sites
  • Saved us funds in the LAN budget
  • Created new opportunities to roll out functions at these sites
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Riverbed SteelHead

  • We've been able to increase the amount of data we are replicating and thus increasing our recover ability in the case of DR.
Kyle Depue | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Aruba Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN)

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Riverbed SteelHead

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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