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  • "The solution is expensive and the service contacts are costly too. The cost of the device makes the value proposition borderline acceptable for us. The service contract fees we pay is approximately $30,000 annually."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The analytics is the most valuable feature because it was very granular and very comprehensive, although a little complicated to use. If you're really interested in knowing what's happening on your… more »
    Top Answer:You have to pay more if you want the analytics part and for the licenses for the Flow Gateway .NET Profiler.
    Top Answer:The routing scalability needs improvement. We have run into a lot of limitations and also primarily from a routine perspective, things like RSPs line support. It was supportive but not really… more »
    Top Answer:We just did an assessment for our 47 datacenters around North America. The top two enterprise-level network monitoring solutions were ExtraHop first, Riverbed SteelCenter second. Their negotiated cost… more »
    Top Answer:The compression of Riverbed is very powerful. It can also handle large quantities of traffic.
    Top Answer:It's for a very specific use case. It's not for everything. Although the solution is very powerful, it doesn't apply to all enterprises. There is only one feature that needs to be improved. In the… more »
    Ranking
    19th
    out of 26 in WAN Edge
    Views
    635
    Comparisons
    453
    Reviews
    0
    Average Words per Review
    0
    Rating
    N/A
    15th
    out of 26 in WAN Edge
    Views
    2,707
    Comparisons
    1,596
    Reviews
    3
    Average Words per Review
    473
    Rating
    8.0
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    Riverbed SteelConnect
    RIverbed Steelhead
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    Overview

    Riverbed SteelConnect EX is a powerful enterprise SD-WAN solution that integrates best-in-class routing, application acceleration, network visibility, and security services – a flexible and complete WAN Edge platform that gives you what you need to modernize your network and propel your business in the digital age.

    The leading network optimization and application performance solution chosen by over 30,000 organizations worldwide

    The performance of networks and applications directly impacts business productivity. Riverbed draws from nearly two decades of experience in driving network and application performance over Wide Area Networks with its flagship offering, SteelHead. SteelHead delivers the underlying technology that helps enterprises of all sizes maximize the efficiency and performance of the networks and applications used to run modern business. 

    SteelHead 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.

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    Sample Customers
    Roxtec, Software Solutions Company, Rignet
    ElAraby, SFK Leblanc, Bobst Group, Northwest Pipe Company, Halkbank, Tradebridge, EFG Hermes
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company31%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Construction Company5%
    REVIEWERS
    Government29%
    Energy/Utilities Company21%
    Construction Company7%
    Media Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Computer Software Company22%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Government7%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise55%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business12%
    Midsize Enterprise29%
    Large Enterprise59%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise62%
    Buyer's Guide
    WAN Edge
    July 2022
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    SteelConnect is ranked 19th in WAN Edge while Steelhead is ranked 15th in WAN Edge with 3 reviews. SteelConnect is rated 0.0, while Steelhead is rated 8.0. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Steelhead writes "Powerful compression and application optimization". SteelConnect is most compared with Cisco SD-WAN, VMware SD-WAN, NFX Series Network Services Platform and Fortinet FortiGate, whereas Steelhead is most compared with WAAS, Citrix SD-WAN, Cisco SD-WAN, Silver Peak NX and Exinda.

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