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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 scalability and stability are quite good in general.""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 its reliability.""The best feature is the backup capability, where all of the users' computers are tied into a central data repository."

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"We have found the scalability to be good.""Meraki can react fast to emerging trends.""They're known for their ease of use and ubiquitous management platform that covers everything. Meraki really excels in plug-and-play solutions. You just plug it up, and everything works. All of the components—the firewall/router, the switches, the access points, the cameras—work very nicely together, and they all can be managed from one platform. That is probably their biggest selling point. Everything comes in one ubiquitous package, and you don't have to manage different components from different platforms. You can see everything from one platform.""The most valuable features of this solution are load balancing and the security possibilities you have.""Meraki SD-WAN is a very stable and scalable solution with good technical support.""The solution is scalable.""t is very stable based on our experience and the application performance has been superb.""The most valuable feature is application awareness."

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

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"The solution lacks controllers.""Meraki could make better use of virtual connect.""I think they should enhance the security.""Some systems use some applications with the wrong data application. It bypasses the network, and you need to block that application on Meraki. We first try to put in passwords to do it and the network is not really safe. It's not 100%, the network can be bypassed.""There are literally things you cannot do at this point in a graphical user interface that can be done from a command line.""There are currently issues with NAT-Unfriendly situations on G4 networks that should be resolved.""This solution can only support up to two WAN ports.""The product could be improved by being made more simple to use. We had some issues integrating our MPLS with Meraki SD-WAN."

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  • "As NetScaler is now, I find it quite pricey."
  • "The price of the subscription should be cheaper."
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  • "Meraki solutions come with a choice of several different subscription options including one year, three years, five years, seven years, and ten years."
  • "The licensing fees are approximately $1,000 USD annually."
  • "The pricing is fair, but if they can make it less it would be even more attractive."
  • "Any license you buy until January 2021 gets you an extra year for that purchase."
  • "like everything else, it's negotiable."
  • "If you purchase a Meeraki box, you have to purchase a license, and it's already the basic license, you will have you SD-WAN included."
  • "This solution is more expensive than competitors."
  • "From the perspective of the customer, the price is not terribly cost-effective."
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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.
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    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 »
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    Citrix should continue to offer a perpetual licensing model because it is very important to us.
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    From the perspective of the customer, the price is not terribly cost-effective. It should be more attractive to the market.
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    We are resellers, meaning we are a certified partner of Meraki and, as such, it is my job to sell Meraki products to our customers on the Korean market. Occasionally, I encounter issues concerning the… 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.

    Software-defined WAN is a new approach to network connectivity that lowers operational costs and improves resource usage for multi-site deployments, allowing network administrators to use bandwidth more efficiently and ensure the highest possible level of performance for critical applications without sacrificing security or data privacy. For more information on deploying and configuring SD-WAN on the Meraki MX Security Appliance, see the Meraki SD-WAN Deployment Guide.

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    AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Cornerstone Home Lending Inc., Dallara, ecVision, Essar, Eurofred, Groupe Promutuel, HMSHost Corporation, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Ltd, Royal Caribbean International
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    Educational Organization13%
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    Midsize Enterprise50%
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    Citrix SD-WAN is ranked 2nd in WAN Optimization with 5 reviews while Meraki SD-WAN is ranked 1st in Software Defined Networking (SDN) with 18 reviews. Citrix SD-WAN is rated 9.0, while Meraki 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 Meraki SD-WAN writes "Ultimate flexibility in this solution lends opportunities for creative problem solving and cost savings". Citrix SD-WAN is most compared with Cisco SD-WAN, VMware SD-WAN, Fortinet FortiGate, Steelhead and WAAS, whereas Meraki SD-WAN is most compared with VMware SD-WAN, Cisco SD-WAN, Versa FlexVNF, Cradlepoint NetCloud and VMware NSX.

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