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Score 9.8 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Aryaka SmartConnect

It integrates nicely with AWS (in regions other than China). The provisioning support is pretty good.
Jeff Stockamp | TrustRadius Reviewer

Silver Peak VX

This is well suited when you need to deploy a virtual router to provide SD-WAN services across multiple sites. This works great for small businesses since they added firewall services. The price and feature set are also great for mid-sized enterprises due to the ability to manage multiple appliances with templates, central reporting, and ability to provide high availability of the appliances with VRRP.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Aryaka SmartConnect

  • Relatively easily to implement
Jeff Stockamp | TrustRadius Reviewer

Silver Peak VX

  • Great support
  • Software based, not a hardware company
  • Easy to get going
  • Great charts and meta data about traffic
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Aryaka SmartConnect

  • Support is very inconsistent, no real trouble-ticketing system when you have issues
  • Very expensive for what you get
  • Not much advance notification for maintenance events
  • Unclear if Aryaka connectivity into China meets Chinese M.I.I.T. laws
Jeff Stockamp | TrustRadius Reviewer

Silver Peak VX

  • Managing more and more routers can add complexity with templates.
  • Documentation around internal routing protocol they use is confusing.
  • Boost add-on was oversold by pre-sales team and not helpful during testing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Aryaka SmartConnect

No score
No answers yet
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Silver Peak VX

Silver Peak VX 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Support is great and easy to work with. They have local engineers that can help design and walk you through implementations. The engineers are generally committed to your success and very helpful in training. Multiple times we have worked with engineers to help us implement OSPF across sites as well as VRRP to provide high failover options.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Aryaka SmartConnect

We didn't really evaluate many other SDWAN providers as very few operate inside of China. Our alternative was to build VPN connectivity ourselves.
Jeff Stockamp | TrustRadius Reviewer

Silver Peak VX

We currently have almost all Cisco Meraki and would have loved to keep the product portfolio the same. Silver Peak was far cheaper and offered far more features. A lot of our evaluation showed that NGFW offers SD-WAN but it is not a full-featured deployment. Silver Peak is by and large better at being able to use both links at once, offer failover, QoS, and central reporting.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Aryaka SmartConnect

  • Enabled us to deploy infrastructure into new regions quickly
  • Cost of Aryaka connections (especially in China) is excessive
Jeff Stockamp | TrustRadius Reviewer

Silver Peak VX

  • Able to get rid of MPLS
  • No more router hardware costs
  • Able to use both WAN links instead of one being only failover
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Aryaka SmartConnect

General

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

Silver Peak VX

General

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

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