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Find out what your peers are saying about Citrix SD-WAN vs. Exinda and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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Pros
"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 scalability and stability are quite good in general.""The best feature is the backup capability, where all of the users' computers are tied into a central data repository.""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)."

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"The most valuable feature is the ability to create policies where we can tailor them to the customer. It enables us to prioritize apps and users for bandwidth.""Exinda can show you which product uses how much throughput and can help you manage it.""The most valuable feature is the ability to manage the traffic at the application layer. It makes things a lot easier. We're not digging for port numbers and IP addresses and different services... It makes us far more responsive in our ability to do things and speed up the process. We're a very small shop, so having something that's straightforward and easy to use is a big help.""It has the ability to prioritize, providing an automatic optimization. I can put it in a hierarchy and know that certain devices will be prioritized over others. It is able to identify the traffic. It can pick out whether if its a Zoom meeting (or something like that), then it's able to put that somewhere in the hierarchy based on the traffic type.""The most valuable features are the shaper, accelerator, and the reporting... it will shape the traffic better than, for example, a Cisco, because it's more gentle on the shaping side of things. Suppose you were selling a 20-meg link. Because you can shape to the nth degree of traffic, the 20-meg link feels like about a 30 to 40-meg link."

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Cons
"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 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.""I would like to see support for additional reporting.""The initial setup could be a bit easier."

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"There might be room for improvement in the speed and throughput of some of their devices. They're getting a bit slow on some of the bigger devices. It would be helpful if there were some sort of an ISP model.""The updating of applications that the system knows about could be a little quicker. For example, Zoom had been out for a while, but it took a while for it to show up as an application that Exinda could natively handle. We had to write some things in order to handle Zoom, initially.""In terms of improvement, one thing that has always frustrated me about it is that when you look at real-time monitoring, you can only filter it by IP address. You can't filter it by anything else. It would be good if we could filter by VLAN.""It should improve the quality of service. It can improve their connection to the internet and your IP.""A lot of working with this solution is really intuitive. I have picked it up mostly on my own. I'm sure that there are some things that maybe I hadn't thought of or really hadn't considered, and I think it would be good just to promote some day courses. I don't really see a whole lot that comes out for Exinda as far as training or informational sessions through our normal resellers. It would be cool to know more about the solution by utilizing educational resources or even have Exinda promoted a bit better."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "As NetScaler is now, I find it quite pricey."
  • "The price of the subscription should be cheaper."
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  • "It is priced well for the market, for what it needs to do."
  • "The pricing and licensing are pretty fair and really competitive. There are other SD-WAN solutions that are pretty costly because they build in a service where they'll manage it for you, which is really great. I don't know if Exinda has that option as well. However, we are a small shop and cost-conscious. For things like this, we are accustomed to self-managing and this solution suits us just fine. For a tool that gives you, like the graphs and reporting, it has a fair price point."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: 
    The best feature is the backup capability, where all of the users' computers are tied into a central data repository.
    Top Answer: 
    We have a perpetual license, which is very important because it allows us to manage our costs, rather than having a monthly or yearly subscription. A yearly license is okay except that we consider… more »
    Top Answer: 
    Citrix should continue to offer a perpetual licensing model because it is very important to us.
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    The most valuable feature is the ability to create policies where we can tailor them to the customer. It enables us to prioritize apps and users for bandwidth.
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    The price is okay. Although, our license for Exinda has low bandwidth. I don't know what the price has to be for more bandwidth. I don't think there are additional costs to the standard licensing. I… more »
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    Exinda has not allowed us to also maintain app performance without buying more bandwidth because we generally allocate a certain amount of bandwidth to our customers. Our bandwidth depends on how many… more »
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    Also Known As
    Citrix CloudBridge, WOC, NetScaler SD-WAN
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    Overview

    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.

    Exinda is designed to help Network Managers solve pressing IT problems in today's complex network. Our award winning technology combines interactive analytics, an intelligent recommendation engine and powerful actions like shaping and optimization, all in one solution.
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    Sample Customers
    AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Cornerstone Home Lending Inc., Dallara, ecVision, Essar, Eurofred, Groupe Promutuel, HMSHost Corporation, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Ltd, Royal Caribbean International
    UMass Dartmouth, MLB Network, R&R Ice Cream, Savills, Manhattan School of Music, Blum Shapiro, Cincinnati Public Schools, City of Richmond, Genting Casinos, The Salvation Army, VoIP Unlimited, Frontier Silicon, Lakeshore Toltest, CTI Foods
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider33%
    Computer Software Company30%
    Government5%
    Financial Services Firm4%
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    Comms Service Provider29%
    University29%
    Manufacturing Company14%
    Marketing Services Firm14%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider31%
    Computer Software Company23%
    Government6%
    Non Profit5%
    Company Size
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    Small Business13%
    Midsize Enterprise50%
    Large Enterprise38%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise33%
    Large Enterprise44%
    Find out what your peers are saying about Citrix SD-WAN vs. Exinda and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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    Citrix SD-WAN is ranked 2nd in WAN Optimization with 5 reviews while Exinda is ranked 3rd in WAN Optimization with 5 reviews. Citrix SD-WAN is rated 9.0, while Exinda is rated 8.0. 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 Exinda writes "Gives us the ability to prioritize network traffic into a hierarchy". Citrix SD-WAN is most compared with Cisco SD-WAN, VMware SD-WAN, Fortinet FortiGate, Meraki SD-WAN and Silver Peak NX, whereas Exinda is most compared with Steelhead and Symantec Proxy. See our Citrix SD-WAN vs. Exinda report.

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