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Score 9.3 out of 100
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Score 9.7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

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

Untangle NG Firewall

Untangle is very strong in the "traditional" sense of security. That means an edge appliance that either works with an existing router or is the router itself (recommended). This approach has also been adapted well to cloud environments in order to protect virtual servers and VDI workstations.As mentioned earlier, many schools are using cloud-based filtering for their 1:1 solutions for their students. This is an area where Untangle is unable to serve. Some have used an instance of Untangle in the cloud with VPN to serve their remote needs, but it is not the same as solutions that are designed for cloud-based filtering of devices without VPN.
Bryce Holland | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

Riverbed SteelHead
Untangle NG Firewall
9.5
Identification Technologies
Riverbed SteelHead
Untangle NG Firewall
8.5
Visualization Tools
Riverbed SteelHead
Untangle NG Firewall
9.4
Content Inspection
Riverbed SteelHead
Untangle NG Firewall
9.5
Policy-based Controls
Riverbed SteelHead
Untangle NG Firewall
9.6
Active Directory and LDAP
Riverbed SteelHead
Untangle NG Firewall
8.8
Firewall Management Console
Riverbed SteelHead
Untangle NG Firewall
9.8
Reporting and Logging
Riverbed SteelHead
Untangle NG Firewall
9.5
VPN
Riverbed SteelHead
Untangle NG Firewall
10.0
High Availability
Riverbed SteelHead
Untangle NG Firewall
10.0
Stateful Inspection
Riverbed SteelHead
Untangle NG Firewall
9.5
Proxy Server
Riverbed SteelHead
Untangle NG Firewall
10.0

Pros

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

Untangle NG Firewall

  • Web Filtering is strong, and can also do application fingerprinting to allow Facebook, but not Facebook games. Secondly, a separate partition called a "rack" can be set up to give one subnet or group of users different web filtering policies than another. For example, teachers would get more freedom to browse the web than students at a school.
  • Built-in SD-WAN connectivity as part of your license. IPSEC tunnel creation is also amazingly easy.
  • Will install on any x86 hardware created in the last 5-10 years. Ram and processor requirements per user are very low.
  • Reporting is phenomenal, however you can get death by details very easily.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

Untangle NG Firewall

  • The full suite can be expensive for business but will be powerful enough.
  • The full suite for home or small office isn't that bad of a price but may be out of reach for most home users but remember the basics are FREE so anyone can get started with it.
  • I would like to see it promoted for mid to large businesses as I think it can handle it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Riverbed SteelHead

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Untangle NG Firewall

Untangle NG Firewall 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Service renewal is in Feb 2021. We will be renewing!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Riverbed SteelHead

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Untangle NG Firewall

Untangle NG Firewall 8.4
Based on 3 answers
I haven't used them much, but they did answer my question quickly.
Matthew Ingram | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

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

Untangle NG Firewall

NG Firewall was much more friendly in terms of layout and ease of use, the apps section is familiar to anyone and the config while in a sort of odd order is very clearly laid out. I also appreciate Untangle's endless educational videos and the support can't be beat. Overall it was more of a complete package
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

Untangle NG Firewall

  • The positive is the savings in time the IT department has recouped by not having to continuously clean and maintain end point computers. Not to mention helping end user use their time more wisely by not wasting time on non-work related web activities.
  • The only negative is complaints from end users about the restrictions.
Ken Thomas | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Riverbed SteelHead

General

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

Riverbed SteelHead Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Untangle NG Firewall

General

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

Untangle NG Firewall Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
z4 appliance$2991
z4w appliance$3291
z4 Plus appliance$399.001
z6 appliance$1199.001
z12 appliance$1999.001
z20 appliance$3499.001
  1. one-time purchase
SaaS Edition
Open Source Firewall$0.001
NG Firewall Complete$25.002
  1. free under the GNU General Public License (GPL)
  2. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Riverbed SteelHead
10.0
Untangle NG Firewall
9.6

Likelihood to Renew

Riverbed SteelHead
Untangle NG Firewall
10.0

Support Rating

Riverbed SteelHead
Untangle NG Firewall
8.4

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