Silver Peak success story
August 27, 2020

Silver Peak success story

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Silver Peak VX

We have two locations and Silver Peak is used to provide SD-WAN services between the two locations. IT department is the main use case, and it is used across the entire organization. We have no other SD-WAN solutions. We used to have an MPLS circuit and a site to site VPN and two separate routers to allow connection. Silver Peak VX allowed us to save money by getting rid of the MPLS.
  • Great support
  • Software based, not a hardware company
  • Easy to get going
  • Great charts and meta data about traffic
  • Managing more and more routers can add complexity with templates.
  • Documentation around internal routing protocol they use is confusing.
  • Boost add-on was oversold by pre-sales team and not helpful during testing.
  • Able to get rid of MPLS
  • No more router hardware costs
  • Able to use both WAN links instead of one being only failover
We currently have almost all Cisco Meraki and would have loved to keep the product portfolio the same. Silver Peak was far cheaper and offered far more features. A lot of our evaluation showed that NGFW offers SD-WAN but it is not a full-featured deployment. Silver Peak is by and large better at being able to use both links at once, offer failover, QoS, and central reporting.
Support is great and easy to work with. They have local engineers that can help design and walk you through implementations. The engineers are generally committed to your success and very helpful in training. Multiple times we have worked with engineers to help us implement OSPF across sites as well as VRRP to provide high failover options.

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This is well suited when you need to deploy a virtual router to provide SD-WAN services across multiple sites. This works great for small businesses since they added firewall services. The price and feature set are also great for mid-sized enterprises due to the ability to manage multiple appliances with templates, central reporting, and ability to provide high availability of the appliances with VRRP.