"Downtime for branch offices is now almost zero. We have 100% real-time visibility into all of our lines. MPLS links have been replaced with lower-cost links, saving a larger percentage of line costs. Overall, I see SD-WAN as a must. And the Citrix SD-WAN product has delivered on expectations and exceeded them. (With later firmware updates we now have good firewall capabilities in the product too)."
"The most valuable feature is security, as it gives me the port bindings that cannot be accomplished using other solutions."
"The most valuable feature is its reliability."
"The best feature is the backup capability, where all of the users' computers are tied into a central data repository."
"The most valuable feature is the Dynamic Multipath Optimization (DMPO), which allows the customer to maintain and monitor their link quality in real-time."
"VeloCloud developed DMPO to increase performance and connectivity."
"They make use of a combination of different internet lines, which improves quality."
"Has an optimization feature that acts to ensure the quality of the services running on the overlay to be most valuable."
"I would absolutely recommend VeloCloud because it's user-friendly and because the integration is easier than with other solutions."
"The most valuable feature of this solution is manageability."
"There are 400 functionalities of the system."
"The most valuable feature is the dynamic multipath optimization."
"I would like to either see the price reduced or have it packaged with other products to give better value for the money."
"Citrix should continue to offer a perpetual licensing model because it is very important to us."
"The firewall reporting could be easier to use and filter. (It works well enough, but if I need to give an area for improvement, I think this would be it.). The built-in reporting on the product in this regard is not great."
"I would like to see support for additional reporting."
"It needs better security."
"There are a number of customers we have that require a fully mashed SD-WAN on VeloCloud that is not available currently."
"Reporting is an area that can be improved, as there are some features that are lacking with the reporting aspect."
"I would like for them to upgrade to 5G integration. Our customers have 4G now and the connectivity isn't good. It should be much faster."
"Reports could be simplified."
"VeloCloud needs improvement in terms of its security features."
"The initial setup could be simplified for beginners."
"Its integration with the security systems would be a nice implementation. They can also consider using a management platform for both network and security operations. This would be a great improvement."
Citrix SD-WAN (formerly NetScaler SD-WAN) is a next- generation WAN Edge solution that simplifies digital transformation for enterprises. It offers the best application experience for SaaS, cloud, and virtual apps & desktops; comprehensive security; and cloud choice with automation to ensure an always-on workspace.
Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) is the application of softwarebased network technologies that virtualize WAN connections to provide agility,
performance and reliability for network traffic between remote and branch offices to
data centers and the cloud.
SD-WAN leverages cloud-hosting to simplify deployment and management of
network devices and employs traffic steering to applications in the data center and
the cloud. It combines the bandwidth of broadband with existing WAN connections to
more efficiently and cost-effectively connect users to data center and cloud-based
applications from any location in the network.
SD-WAN optimizes traffic over multiple available connections (MPLS, broadband,
LTE) to deliver traffic across the network, delivering a better user experience to any
location. SD-WAN will dynamically steer traffic to the best available link, and if the
available links show any transmission issues, it will immediately apply remediation for
jitter and packet loss based on policies to ensure performance of the high-priority
Citrix SD-WAN is ranked 7th in Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) Solutions with 4 reviews while VMware SD-WAN is ranked 3rd in Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) Solutions with 25 reviews. Citrix SD-WAN is rated 8.8, while VMware SD-WAN is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Citrix SD-WAN writes "Lines run Active-Active so we get better bandwidth usage and we don't have backup lines sitting idle". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware SD-WAN writes "Scalable, has DMPO to ensure data integrity, good technical support, and zero-touch set up". Citrix SD-WAN is most compared with Cisco SD-WAN, Fortinet FortiGate, Meraki SD-WAN, Steelhead and WAAS, whereas VMware SD-WAN is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, Cisco SD-WAN, Meraki SD-WAN, Versa FlexVNF and Peplink SpeedFusion. See our Citrix SD-WAN vs. VMware SD-WAN report.
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