Bigleaf vs. Riverbed SteelHead

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Bigleaf
Score 10.0 out of 10
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Bigleaf Networks in Beaverton offers their cloud-first SD-WAN, providing enterprise-grade Internet connectivity for business’ critical Cloud technologies.N/A
Riverbed SteelHead
Score 8.7 out of 10
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San Francisco based Riverbed Technology offers Steelhead, a WAN optimization solution, which includes the SteelHead CX/GX delivering optimization for Hybrid WANs, accelerating the performance of applications to improve productivity and reduce costs, and SteelHead SD combining SD-WAN and WAN Optimization, providing a single, unified orchestration and connectivity fabric across the entire distributed enterprise network with embedded security, optimization, and visibility.N/A
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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User Ratings
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User Testimonials
BigleafRiverbed SteelHead
Likelihood to Recommend
Bigleaf Networks
Bigleaf is great for getting good performance out of two mediocre ISPs. Bigleaf is great for getting the combined bandwidth of two or more ISPs without having to subscribe to higher tiers with the ISP. I can't imagine Bigleaf would do much good for a business with only one ISP. Reporting with Bigleaf is helpful in documenting any issues with an ISP - I can show an ISP performance history if we experience a problem.
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Riverbed Technology
If you are dealing with large CAD files on a daily basis "remotely", Riverbed Steelhead makes your home office feel just like the office
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Pros
Bigleaf Networks
  • Does not add a security layer - We have our own security layer and did not want an additional one.
  • Combines bandwidth from multiple ISPs to provide a bigger pipe.
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Riverbed Technology
  • Effectively improves data throughput over VPN WAN connections.
  • Seamless operation.
  • Optimizes a variety of applications. Including, HTTPS, Citrix, Netapp SM and SV, Exchange, etc.
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Cons
Bigleaf Networks
  • I can't think of anything to add here. It perfectly meets our needs!
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Riverbed Technology
  • 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
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Support Rating
Bigleaf Networks
Any time we've had a problem, Bigleaf support has been readily available in English. Support seems competent, and when one hardware device failed we were quickly provided with a replacement
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Riverbed Technology
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Alternatives Considered
Bigleaf Networks
Bigleaf doesn't add a security layer. Competitors we looked at all bundled in security from Cisco or Fortinet, and we didn't want to learn another product and have a competing security layer. With Bigleaf we are able to leverage our existing security solution.
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Riverbed Technology
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.
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Return on Investment
Bigleaf Networks
  • Bigleaf has dramatically improved our internet uptime and provides metrics to track that.
  • Bigleaf protects our internet performance by balancing ISPs so we don't experience poor performance when one ISP has a problem.
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Riverbed Technology
  • Files now open a lot quicker, at near local speeds.
  • We are able to respond to customers quicker as we can get access quicker.
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