13 Ratings
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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Score 8.9 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Riverbed SteelHead is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.1

Aruba Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN)

81%
3 Ratings
10.0

Riverbed SteelHead

100%
6 Ratings

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

If you are dealing with large CAD files on a daily basis "remotely", Riverbed Steelhead makes your home office feel just like the office
Kevin Walgren | 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

  • Effectively improves data throughput over VPN WAN connections.
  • Seamless operation.
  • Optimizes a variety of applications. Including, HTTPS, Citrix, Netapp SM and SV, Exchange, etc.
Tim Slater | 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

  • A reduction in price is always welcomed
  • Simplify and streamline advanced features and add-on pieces for more detailed traffic analysis
  • Getting granularity into traffic behavior becomes confusing and very expensive
Anonymous | 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

Starting Price

Riverbed SteelHead

General

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

Starting Price

Alternatives Considered

Aruba Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN)

No answers on this topic

Riverbed SteelHead

We tested Cisco eleven years ago in parallel with Riverbed in a PoC. The Cisco configuration was very complex and sticky based on the location. The Riverbed configuration is flexible based on the whole storage. A software client for devices like laptops or tablets is not available for Cisco WAAS, therefore we selected Riverbed based on a PoC.
Ralf Richter | 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

  • Files now open a lot quicker, at near local speeds.
  • We are able to respond to customers quicker as we can get access quicker.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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