12 Ratings
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Score 7.8 out of 100
16 Ratings
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Score 9.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Citrix SD-WAN (formerly Netscaler SD-WAN)

Any organization with a robust IT support network and with 100+ users, all the way up to international conglomerates with millions of workers. The only situation I can see where it might be harder is if you have a very small business with limited technical know-how. Otherwise, it's honestly the no-brainer choice.
Clinton Verley | 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

Citrix SD-WAN (formerly Netscaler SD-WAN)

  • Excellent integration with the Citrix Cloud Connector makes it a breeze to use.
  • Access control is locked down with biometric security and easy password creation.
  • License usage is always 100% secure.
Clinton Verley | 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

Citrix SD-WAN (formerly Netscaler SD-WAN)

  • Sometimes the interface is a bit slow to load. That's honestly about it!
Clinton Verley | 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

Alternatives Considered

Citrix SD-WAN (formerly Netscaler SD-WAN)

After a lengthy vendor selection process we determined that CloudBridge was the best solution—although as always with demos it was difficult to tell if we'd really made the right decision. Since selecting CloudBridge—hough I have had lots of input from colleagues who use other systems—I feel very happy with our choice. The feature set alone is just far superior.
Clinton Verley | 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

Citrix SD-WAN (formerly Netscaler SD-WAN)

  • Tremendous savings from high uptime percent.
  • Keeping our remote users engaged and stable at work means we can hire anywhere on earth.
  • Access control keeps our IT team from constantly being tied up with password resets.
Clinton Verley | 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

Pricing Details

Citrix SD-WAN (formerly Netscaler 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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