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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 best feature is the backup capability, where all of the users' computers are tied into a central data repository.""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."

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"VMware has been chosen by many of our customers who do not want to do a lot of complex routing in their environment and want a very easy-to-use solution. The most valuable features are simple troubleshooting, Dynamic Multipath Optimization (DMPO), and cybersecurity.""The most valuable feature is the Dynamic Multipath Optimization (DMPO), which allows the customer to maintain and monitor their link quality in real-time.""The most valuable feature is the dynamic multipath optimization.""Anyone can migrate over to VeloCloud, it's that simple, just plug in the necessary cables and it's done.""I would absolutely recommend VeloCloud because it's user-friendly and because the integration is easier than with other solutions.""There are 400 functionalities of the system.""They have a lot of built-ins. There are so many applications defined inside the solution. It makes it so that we don't have to create some policies. Each and every application is already defined in it.""The most valuable feature is load balancing."

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Cons
"I would like to see support for additional reporting.""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 either see the price reduced or have it packaged with other products to give better value for the money.""The initial setup could be a bit easier."

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"There is no security included, which is something that should be improved.""In an upcoming release, the solution can be more functional and have additional features.""Reports could be simplified.""The firewall can be more advanced.""Some of the service providers that use VeloCloud as their SD-WAN should be enabled to have better global visibility.""In an upcoming release, they should allow customers the flexibility to use mobile applications where they can go and check on the information about their networks. A lot of vendors, such as Meraki, have a lot more integration with the use of portals to a mobile application. Having this feature as an alternative to logging into a laptop would be beneficial. If you are a SaaS-based company why not make a mobile application as well. You might not be able to do configurations but at least monitor while away or on vacation.""Reporting is an area that can be improved, as there are some features that are lacking with the reporting aspect.""It needs better security."

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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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"The price of this solution is higher than that of other SD-WAN vendors.""VeloCloud performs as well as the Cisco SD-WAN but it is cheaper in price.""The price of this solution should be lower.""You need to pay for a license to use this product.""The pricing is very comparable to Fortinet.""My understanding is that the pricing is in the same range as other solutions.""The cost of VMware SD-WAN is high, but I think you can still get better pricing if your volume is high.""The price is reasonable for this solution, but the only challenge for us is that the Rand currency fluctuates to the dollar and provides some complexities. The price might go up just because the Rand has actually lost value."

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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.
Top Answer: One of our favorite things about Fortinet Fortigate is that you can deploy on the cloud or on premises. It is a very stable, reliable, and consistent solution. We like that we can manage the entire… more »
Top Answer: There are 400 functionalities of the system.
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5
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9.0
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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 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
applications.

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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
Redmond, Coca Cola, Roka Bioscience, MetTel, Deutsche Telekom, Rockford Construction,  The Bay Club, tru Independence, Triton Management Services, DevCon, AXPM
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider33%
Computer Software Company30%
Government5%
Insurance Company3%
REVIEWERS
Comms Service Provider62%
Financial Services Firm15%
Transportation Company8%
Manufacturing Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider30%
Computer Software Company24%
Retailer5%
Manufacturing Company4%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise50%
Large Enterprise38%
REVIEWERS
Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise38%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business20%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise65%
Find out what your peers are saying about Citrix SD-WAN vs. VMware SD-WAN and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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Citrix SD-WAN is ranked 7th in Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) Solutions with 5 reviews while VMware SD-WAN is ranked 4th in Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) Solutions with 23 reviews. Citrix SD-WAN is rated 9.0, 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, Steelhead, Fortinet FortiGate, Meraki SD-WAN and WAAS, whereas VMware SD-WAN is most compared with Cisco SD-WAN, Fortinet FortiGate, Meraki SD-WAN, Versa FlexVNF and Zscaler SASE. See our Citrix SD-WAN vs. VMware SD-WAN report.

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