Juniper Contrail SD-WAN vs Peplink SpeedFusion comparison

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We performed a comparison between Juniper Contrail SD-WAN and Peplink SpeedFusion 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.
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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technology is its major USP, which gives plenty of room to discuss with the customer why IPSec from 1998 is a bit outdated."

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"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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"The SpeedFusion feature is good. It allowed us to move away from IPsec between the sites. It is also a really easy product to deploy.""Our customers find it to be an interesting and tempting solution."

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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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"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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"Their hardware support isn't the greatest. We've had one unit go down, and it took a while for them to replace it. It was in the Caribbeans, so it might be a location-related issue.""They don't have next generation firewall, UTM, like the other competitors."

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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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  • "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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  • "Its licensing fee is on a yearly basis. For the price, it is actually pretty good value."
  • "Perpetual licensing, which is good for customers that don't want any annual or subscription based license."
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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: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 »
    Top Answer:The SpeedFusion feature is good. It allowed us to move away from IPsec between the sites. It is also a really easy… more »
    Top Answer:Its licensing fee is on a yearly basis. For the price, it is actually pretty good value.
    Top Answer:Their hardware support isn't the greatest. We've had one unit go down, and it took a while for them to replace it. It… 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.

    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.

    Peplink’s patent-pending SpeedFusion technology powers enterprise VPNs that tap into the bandwidth of up to 13 low-cost cable, DSL, 3G/4G/LTE, and other links connected anywhere on your corporate or institutional WAN. Whether you’re transferring a few documents or driving realtime POS data, video feeds, and VoIP conversations, SpeedFusion pumps all your data down a single fat datapipe that’s budget-friendly, ultra-fast, and easily configurable to suit any networking environment.

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    Sample Customers
    Revation Systems
    Allied Pinnacle
    MIT Robotics Team, Intel, Apple, Google, Hootsuite, Northrop Gruman, Alcatel-Lucent, Motorola, Avocent, GE, VW, Marriott, Renaissance, WSI, Union /Pacific
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company18%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Retailer6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company22%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Retailer9%
    Educational Organization6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Retailer7%
    Government6%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise63%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise9%
    Large Enterprise68%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise55%
    Buyer's Guide
    Juniper Contrail SD-WAN vs. Peplink SpeedFusion
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Juniper Contrail SD-WAN vs. Peplink SpeedFusion and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
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    Juniper Contrail SD-WAN is ranked 17th in Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) Solutions with 2 reviews while Peplink SpeedFusion is ranked 12th in Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) Solutions with 2 reviews. Juniper Contrail SD-WAN is rated 7.0, while Peplink SpeedFusion is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Juniper Contrail SD-WAN writes "Provides layer four to seven protection but does not support a next-generation firewall". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Peplink SpeedFusion writes "Offers bandwidth bundling and perpetual licensing". Juniper Contrail SD-WAN is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, Juniper Mist Edge, VMware SD-WAN, Cisco SD-WAN and Cato Networks, whereas Peplink SpeedFusion is most compared with Cisco SD-WAN, Fortinet FortiGate, Cradlepoint NetCloud, VMware SD-WAN and F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM). See our Juniper Contrail SD-WAN vs. Peplink SpeedFusion report.

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