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Attribute Ratings

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

Likelihood to Recommend

9.4

Cisco Routers

94%
19 Ratings
10.0

Riverbed SteelHead

100%
6 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Routers

Cisco has a very easy CLI and most importantly it is known to most network engineers. There is a huge possibility that Cisco solutions are available over the Internet for a particular problem or a use case. Cisco has been improving ever since, however, Cisco can improve in areas such as rollback or error checking mechanism during the configuration, Juniper Networks Routers has done a great job in this area. Cisco is well suited for enterprise environments, however, for Service Provider Networks there are many options available.
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

Cisco Routers

  • Cisco routers offer networks for the WAN, the LAN and the cloud include advanced analytics, optimization security incorporated with them you can have a comprehensive and proven solution.
  • They are well designed to support coherent optics to drive the convergence of optical layers, as well as systems that offer lower power consumption
  • They are very reliable for networks that are constantly growing traffic with fixed or modular systems that allow handling large traffic flows
  • They are quite friendly and easy-to-use computers on their different platforms, whether ios, ios xe, XR
Jose Manuel Castillo | 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

Cisco Routers

  • Software-defined radios could be used so that both the radios could be converted into 5 GHz model to provide enhanced connectivity in network congestion scenarios.
  • Support for low power IoT devices.
  • Should provide more details about devices connected to the access points such as the risk score of the devices.
  • Enhanced encryption algorithms and quick firmware upgrades.
Ravinder Beniwal | 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

Cisco Routers

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

Cisco Routers

Cisco routers are great and are the industry standard. They have proven their ability to last and [continually] provide support for their devices. You can go into a lot of IT closets and see old Cisco switches and routers. Why? because they are workhorses and they last. Their compatibility [with] other systems and hardware makes them hard to beat.
Shaun Stockton | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Cisco Routers

  • Network management has become easy and fast with cloud based portal.
  • Network policies could be rolled out quickly across the devices.
  • Improvement in Network security.
  • Stable internet connection has lead to less downtime and more productivity.
  • Stable internet connection in each location within the organization.
Ravinder Beniwal | 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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