RedSeal vs. Riverbed Modeler

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
RedSeal
Score 7.0 out of 10
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RedSeal in Sunnyvale, California offers their cloud security and risk scoring platform to support security compliance, network vulnerability detection and prevention, and provide data and insight for incident response.N/A
Riverbed Modeler
Score 6.0 out of 10
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Riverbed OPNET Network Modeler, from San Francisco based Riverbed Technology, is network optimization technology.N/A
Pricing
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Small Businesses
AlienVault USM
AlienVault USM
Score 7.8 out of 10

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Medium-sized Companies
Druva Data Resiliency Cloud
Druva Data Resiliency Cloud
Score 9.2 out of 10
PRTG
PRTG
Score 8.6 out of 10
Enterprises
Druva Data Resiliency Cloud
Druva Data Resiliency Cloud
Score 9.2 out of 10
PRTG
PRTG
Score 8.6 out of 10
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User Testimonials
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Likelihood to Recommend
RedSeal Inc
RedSeal is a great tool for audit and compliance. It can do configuration analysis, audit against "golden" configurations, and map a network with little user interaction. RedSeal is not great for an environment where a tool like this must be fully integrated into not only audit and compliance, but also into change management.
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Riverbed Technology
Riverbed Modeler is well suited for wireless, wired, ZigBee, and Cisco networks. All these scenarios are efficiently designed and simulated using Riverbed Modeler, as all the devices are available in its object pallet, so we just need to drag and drop for the best scenario design in the given dimensions. The simulation results are around 95% accurate. However, it is not suited for data security, as data encryption algorithms are not available in Riverbed Modeler.
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Pros
RedSeal Inc
  • RedSeal is great for compliance
  • RedSeal is a great tool for path investigation and risk analysis
  • RedSeal has a great network model/map
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Riverbed Technology
  • Allows the USE of C++ In Routing protocol of individual switch nodes
  • Easy to use, Easy to setup a working network model, allows to even have computers and all sorts of peripherals like IP Printers etc
  • You can stress test your network simulation, absolutely fantastic tool, bridges Monte Carlo with visual representations of the network in question
  • Great Customer Support
  • Good training articles available online, used as a staple in university setting.
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Cons
RedSeal Inc
  • Next-generation firewall support
  • Change management process integration
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Riverbed Technology
  • Riverbed Modeler needs to improve the scenarios of LAN MAN WAN, as the available scenarios under all of these follow a simple area structure that's not connected to the ISP when it comes to simulation. This generates dummy traffic.
  • Riverbed Modeler also needs to work on the selection of result sets so that, as with most designed networks, we can select any result parameter to show. All the parameters are displayed, whether they are relevant or not. It needs to display only relevant result parameters to select.
  • The back-end TCP/IP model needs more clarity to expose the structure to some changes.
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Alternatives Considered
RedSeal Inc
RedSeal outperforms both Skybox and Tufin in the area of audit and compliance and can work with aging firewall technologies (stateful firewalls) and network gear (routers and switches). It is better than Tufin in respect to next-generation firewall assessments but is behind Skybox in this area. RedSeal also lacks change management integration which both Skybox and Tufin have.
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Riverbed Technology
The only thing comparable to OPNET is Packet Tracer, which is basic and very limited. Packet Tracer in terms of tool comparison between the two is like OPNET's stone-age relative.
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Return on Investment
RedSeal Inc
  • RedSeal will provide positive ROI for its ease of compliance and audit reviews
  • RedSeal will provide positive ROI for network documentation and path analysis
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Riverbed Technology
  • It comes with a costly paid license, but simulating the network before actual deployment saves a lot of costs, in case after deployment we feel performance is not good and we need to change. This would waste a lot of money, but Riverbed saves this money.
  • Its OPNET GURU academic edition is available free of cost, but with limited functionality, which is good for students in maximum case. This will degrade our sale of Riverbed Modeler.
  • A one-time investment in Modeler saves a lot of cost regarding networks, topology, designing, and provides a lifetime license with updates.
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