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"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 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.""Exinda can show you which product uses how much throughput and can help you manage it.""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.""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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"The most valuable feature is the caching.""The content that we are getting is very good. Content caching is also supported.""The solution is scalable.""It is easy to use, and it is stable and scalable. You don't need a large team for deployment and maintenance.""It's a stable solution."

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"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.""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.""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.""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."

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"There are performance issues with all of the proxies.""The user interface could be improved, and the price could be lower as well.""The solution could improve by having better documentation.""Technical support is an area that requires some improvement.""Activating the SSL inspection is one of the challenges. We are currently moving to the O365 cloud, and one of the challenges is the performance when all of our users are connected to O365 by a proxy."

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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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  • "In terms of cost, it is expensive. Its pricing has been a challenge for us since its acquisition by Broadcom."
  • "It's expensive. Clients often go to other products."
  • "Licensing is based on a subscription."
  • "The price is too expensive compared with that of another solution."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: 
    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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    It is easy to use, and it is stable and scalable. You don't need a large team for deployment and maintenance.
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    The price is too expensive compared with that of another solution. We have a three-year licence.
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    The user interface could be improved, and the price could be lower as well.
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    Also Known As
    Blue Coat Encrypted Traffic Management, ProxySG Appliance
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    Overview
    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.

    A Symantec secure web-filtering proxy empowers you to: Control web and cloud usage with fast app performance. Establish negative-day threat defenses. Implement multi-authentication realm support. Gain visibility into encrypted web traffic.

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    Sample Customers
    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
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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%
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    Computer Software Company28%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Government9%
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    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise33%
    Large Enterprise44%
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    Find out what your peers are saying about Exinda vs. Symantec Proxy and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
    563,327 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Exinda is ranked 3rd in WAN Optimization with 5 reviews while Symantec Proxy is ranked 5th in WAN Optimization with 5 reviews. Exinda is rated 8.0, while Symantec Proxy is rated 7.2. The top reviewer of Exinda writes "Gives us the ability to prioritize network traffic into a hierarchy". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Symantec Proxy writes "Stable, with good caching for better performance and web isolation". Exinda is most compared with Steelhead and Citrix SD-WAN, whereas Symantec Proxy is most compared with Fortinet FortiProxy, Cisco Umbrella, Citrix SD-WAN, Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway and Cisco Web Security Appliance. See our Exinda vs. Symantec Proxy report.

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