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We performed a comparison between Cradlepoint NetCloud and Juniper Contrail SD-WAN based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) Solutions solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed Cradlepoint NetCloud vs. Juniper Contrail SD-WAN report (Updated: September 2022).
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Pros
"As compared to the other major vendors in the SD-WAN market, such as VeloCloud, Cisco, and others, the tunnel-free and secure vector routing technology is its major USP, which gives plenty of room to discuss with the customer why IPSec from 1998 is a bit outdated."

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"Cradlepoint NetCloud is very stable."

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"It gives you that level of visibility to understand what's going on between layer four and layer seven.""The support is very good from Juniper and from the local distributors."

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Cons
"The UI of the SSR conductor is the main part where improvements can be done. Today, for every configuration step, you have to do a series of clicks. What we are missing there are wizards. For example, I have two applications, and I want one application to be prioritized against the other. In such a case, a wizard for assigning policies to a service without configuring each step by hand would be very helpful. There should be an overhaul of the GUI of the conductor. The functionality they have got in the Mist portal should be baked into the conductor itself. It would be really great, but as we all know, that won't happen."

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"In our situation, the initial setup was complex."

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"The solution installs similarly to competitors. It is not more difficult or easier. However, it could be easier and take less time for the installation.""The training could be better. When it comes to the demo dashboard capability, I feel like it could be much easier for our customers to use. Our last customer complained about this."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "We are currently renegotiating the offer for the licenses and the license bundle model. The license for an ISP has to be different from the license for an end customer. This is something we are currently renegotiating with Juniper, but, of course, the pricing for the licensing is always an issue when you want to get more customers."
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  • "Cradlepoint's prices are on par with similar solutions."
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  • "The licensing structure is very flexible."
  • "The cost of the solution is a little expensive. The hardware is a one-time purchase fee and the software is purchased on an annual basis. There are additional costs for other software features that are available which are on an annual basis, such as extra capacity."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:As compared to the other major vendors in the SD-WAN market, such as VeloCloud, Cisco, and others, the tunnel-free and… more »
    Top Answer:We are currently renegotiating the offer for the licenses and the license bundle model. The license for an ISP has to be… more »
    Top Answer:The UI of the SSR conductor is the main part where improvements can be done. Today, for every configuration step, you… more »
    Top Answer:Cradlepoint NetCloud is very stable.
    Top Answer:I believe the net cloud licensing is roughly a couple hundred dollars a year, but I'm not positive. Another manager of… more »
    Top Answer:Cradlepoint has a Trend Micro interface. They run Trend Micro, kind of like firewall — web filtering on top of it. There… more »
    Top Answer:It gives you that level of visibility to understand what's going on between layer four and layer seven.
    Top Answer:The licensing structure is very flexible. It's very flexible depending on what exactly is in a customer's IT… more »
    Top Answer:The training could be better. When it comes to the demo dashboard capability, I feel like it could be much easier for… more »
    Comparisons
    Also Known As
    128T Networking Platform, 128 Technology SD-WAN
    Contrail SD-WAN
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    Overview

    The 128T Networking Platform (128T) natively provides network-based security, control, and insight across data centers, wide-area networks (WAN), and edge locations for enterprises, service providers, and cloud companies alike. 128T is reshaping the way organizations design, deploy, and operate real-world networks by making them dramatically simpler, smarter, and more secure — it’s going to fix the router — and ultimately the network — as we know it.

    Cradlepoint’s NetCloud is an integrated platform that connects modern enterprises from the Edge to the cloud to ensure pervasive connectivity and greater availability. It combines advanced Enterprise Software-Defined Network (SDN) and Software-Defined Perimeter (SD-P) technologies that enable dynamic connectivity and network management of fixed branch locations, vehicles, and M2M/IoT deployments within one pane of glass platform.

    Contrail SD-WAN delivers a simple, automated multicloud SD-WAN. It enables you to create an evolvable architecture to simplify growth, from secure routers to SD-WAN, SD-Branch, and beyond. It automates the WAN edge across Juniper virtual cloud endpoints and on-premises next-generation firewall or universal CPE platforms. And it provisions and enforces multilevel security policy at scale, across multiple clouds and enterprise sites with diverse topologies.

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    Sample Customers
    Revation Systems
    City of San Antonio, Statue Cruises, Tour Dubai, St. David's Foundation, JBT, DSC Dredge
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    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Government6%
    Retailer6%
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    Comms Service Provider18%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Government12%
    Retailer6%
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    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Retailer8%
    Educational Organization7%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise64%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise56%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise9%
    Large Enterprise70%
    Buyer's Guide
    Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) Solutions
    September 2022
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    Cradlepoint NetCloud is ranked 14th in Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) Solutions with 1 review while Juniper Contrail SD-WAN is ranked 17th in Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) Solutions with 2 reviews. Cradlepoint NetCloud is rated 8.0, while Juniper Contrail SD-WAN is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Cradlepoint NetCloud writes "An all-in-one subscription that enables your transition to a Wireless WAN". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Juniper Contrail SD-WAN writes "Provides layer four to seven protection but does not support a next-generation firewall". Cradlepoint NetCloud is most compared with Meraki SD-WAN, Peplink SpeedFusion, Cisco SD-WAN, Fortinet FortiGate and VMware SD-WAN, whereas Juniper Contrail SD-WAN is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, VMware SD-WAN, Juniper Mist Edge, Cisco SD-WAN and Citrix SD-WAN.

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