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We performed a comparison between SteelConnect and Steelhead based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two WAN Edge solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed SteelConnect vs. Steelhead report (Updated: September 2022).
635,987 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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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:Scalable data referencing is a great feature.
    Top Answer:The application response time of the solution can be improved.
    Ranking
    20th
    out of 26 in WAN Edge
    Views
    628
    Comparisons
    445
    Reviews
    0
    Average Words per Review
    0
    Rating
    N/A
    15th
    out of 26 in WAN Edge
    Views
    2,728
    Comparisons
    1,571
    Reviews
    4
    Average Words per Review
    425
    Rating
    8.3
    Comparisons
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    Riverbed SteelConnect
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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 Company28%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Construction Company6%
    REVIEWERS
    Government29%
    Energy/Utilities Company21%
    Construction Company7%
    Media Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Government8%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise56%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business12%
    Midsize Enterprise29%
    Large Enterprise59%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise62%
    Buyer's Guide
    WAN Edge
    September 2022
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    635,987 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    SteelConnect is ranked 20th in WAN Edge while Steelhead is ranked 15th in WAN Edge with 4 reviews. SteelConnect is rated 0.0, while Steelhead is rated 8.2. 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 and NFX Series Network Services Platform, whereas Steelhead is most compared with WAAS, Citrix SD-WAN, Cisco SD-WAN, Fortinet FortiGate and Silver Peak NX.

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