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  • "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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  • "It is not very expensive because of the white box support. Its hardware is much cheaper than other products. With the support for x86 and white box, it is one of the most cost-effective platforms that are currently available."
  • "While I cannot provide too much commentary on the price, I feel it to be fair for the moment."
  • "We provide subscriptions for our customers on a yearly, not monthly, basis."
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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:The analytics is the most valuable feature because it was very granular and very comprehensive, although a little… 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… more »
    Top Answer:The most valuable features are the main steering and the firewall. The security features and SD-WAN features are also… more »
    Top Answer:While I cannot provide too much commentary on the price, I feel it to be fair for the moment. I should note that Citrix… more »
    Top Answer:The stability of FlexVNF's controller and devices could be improved.
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    Also Known As
    128T Networking Platform, 128 Technology SD-WAN
    Riverbed SteelConnect
    FlexVNF
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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.

    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.

    Versa FlexVNF is a multi-service, multi-tenant software platform built from ground up on cloud principles to deliver scale, segmentation, programmability and automation. It provides both networking and security functions in a single software along with service chaining capabilities.

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    Sample Customers
    Revation Systems
    Roxtec, Software Solutions Company, Rignet
    CenturyLink, RCN Business, Colt Technology Services
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider37%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Retailer5%
    Government4%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company33%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Energy/Utilities Company5%
    REVIEWERS
    Comms Service Provider89%
    Engineering Company11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider24%
    Energy/Utilities Company7%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise66%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise55%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise33%
    Large Enterprise42%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise66%
    Buyer's Guide
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    June 2022
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    SteelConnect is ranked 18th in Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) Solutions while Versa FlexVNF is ranked 7th in Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) Solutions with 8 reviews. SteelConnect is rated 0.0, while Versa FlexVNF is rated 7.8. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Versa FlexVNF writes "Very user-friendly and nimble software platform solution". SteelConnect is most compared with Steelhead, Cisco SD-WAN, VMware SD-WAN, NFX Series Network Services Platform and Fortinet FortiGate, whereas Versa FlexVNF is most compared with Cisco SD-WAN, VMware SD-WAN, Fortinet FortiGate, Meraki SD-WAN and Zscaler SASE.

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