"The most valuable feature is the support for asymmetric lines."
"The file and data reduction capabilities are very good. Without it, we have a great deal of network congestion."
"We had several clients that were paying $7,500 a month for an MPLS line for one single 10 megabit circuit and we were able to take that from $7,500 a month down to $500 a month for two 10 megabits circuits that added redundancy where before they did not have redundancy and it gave them a much better throughput."
"I find the most valuable to be the compression and exchange replication."
"It is very easy to install the solution."
"The compression of Riverbed is very powerful. It can also handle large quantities of traffic."
"The security can be improved, with the firewall for example, because they supply a basic one but not a UTM."
"Their WAN optimization in terms of wireless connectivity doesn't have a very good cellular capability."
"We would like to have better features for path selection. For example, if we know the network is going to go down then we would like to set up an alternate route for data packets in real-time."
"The product should offer more integration capabilities."
"If we load a primary firewall, the secondary firewall usually handles all the active connections, but in Riverbed, this isn't the case. We lose all the active connections at the moment of failure."
"They should include a network switch in a future release."
Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect is a complete, high-performance SD-WAN solution that enables service providers to quickly and cost-effectively bring new, differentiated, managed SD-WAN services to market to expand market reach, create new revenue streams and deliver SD-WAN services with SLAs in and out-of-region.
Riverbed SteelHead CX is the industry's #1 WAN optimization solution. SteelHead CX is proven to dramatically speed up the performance of applications anywhere in the organization while delivering the best end-user experience even under sub optimal network conditions. Reduce bandwidth utilization by up to 95%, deferring costly network bandwidth upgrades. Increase performance by up to 100x for on-premises applications.
Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect is ranked 8th in WAN Edge with 3 reviews while Steelhead is ranked 15th in WAN Edge with 3 reviews. Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect is rated 9.4, while Steelhead is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect writes "Has enabled considerable money savings and reduction in traffic ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Steelhead writes "Powerful compression and application optimization". Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect is most compared with Cisco SD-WAN, Fortinet FortiGate, VMware SD-WAN, Cato Networks and Versa FlexVNF, whereas Steelhead is most compared with WAAS, Citrix SD-WAN, Cisco SD-WAN, Silver Peak NX and Exinda. See our Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect vs. Steelhead report.
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