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

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"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.""There are 400 functionalities of the system.""It is fairly similar to other solutions. It has the capability for testing link connectivity, which is its unique feature from a control perspective.""They make use of a combination of different internet lines, which improves quality.""VeloCloud developed DMPO to increase performance and connectivity.""The most valuable feature for one of our customers is the ability to stage cloud workloads from the local network.""The cloud gateway is a very good feature for scaling purposes, etc.""The service they provide is very stable and is the main influencer of why customers purchase this solution."

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Cons
"Citrix should continue to offer a perpetual licensing model because it is very important to us.""I would like to either see the price reduced or have it packaged with other products to give better value for the money.""I would like to see support for additional reporting.""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.""The initial setup could be a bit easier."

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"There is room for improvement with respect to security.""Reporting is an area that can be improved, as there are some features that are lacking with the reporting aspect.""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.""There should be more automation and self-service features.""They should provide us with the flexibility to scale up.""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.""In an upcoming release, the solution can be more functional and have additional features.""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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  • "VeloCloud performs as well as the Cisco SD-WAN but it is cheaper in price."
  • "The price of this solution is higher than that of other SD-WAN vendors."
  • "The price of this solution should be lower."
  • "The pricing is very comparable to Fortinet."
  • "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."
  • "The cost of VMware SD-WAN is high, but I think you can still get better pricing if your volume is high."
  • "The price of the solution could be reduced."
  • "My understanding is that the pricing is in the same range as other solutions."
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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: 
    This solution is as stable as most firewalls. VMware is a reputable vendor.
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    Also Known As
    Citrix CloudBridge, WOC, NetScaler SD-WAN
    VeloCloud
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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 Provider32%
    Computer Software Company30%
    Government5%
    Financial Services Firm4%
    REVIEWERS
    Comms Service Provider62%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Transportation Company8%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider30%
    Computer Software Company24%
    Manufacturing Company4%
    Retailer4%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business13%
    Midsize Enterprise50%
    Large Enterprise38%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business48%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise41%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise64%
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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 3rd in Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) Solutions with 25 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, 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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