SD-WAN Software

SD-WAN is a predefined policy-based route optimization approach to simplify WAN network to deliver network services over Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), broadband, and Long-Term Evolution (LTE) network by leveraging Software-Defined Networking (SDN) technology. SD-WAN Software helps companies in lowering costs, optimizing network, providing higher security, accelerating the Time to Market (TTM), reducing network complexities, and improving overall efficiency. Digital transformation across the globe has created many opportunities for the SD-WAN Software for government market. With the implementation of SD-WAN, networks have become easier to operate, manage, and maintain. SD-WAN software plays a key role in digital transformation not only by saving cost on network infrastructure, but by improving the performance of the applications. There are various use cases of SD-WAN software solutions in the government vertical. National security agencies, civil agencies (such as departments of income tax, revenue, and digital transformation), and defense agencies are using SD-WAN Software to ensure complete confidentiality of nation’s information and provide strong security to the citizens.

VISIONARY LEADERS

Visionary leaders are the leading market players in terms of new developments such as product launches, innovative technologies, and the adoption of growth strategies. These players have a broad product offering that caters to most of the regions globally. Visionary leaders primarily focus on acquiring the leading market position through their strong financial capabilities and their well-established brand equity.

INNOVATORS

Innovators in the competitive leadership mapping are vendors that have demonstrated substantial product innovations as compared to their competitors. The companies have focused on product portfolios. However, they do not have very strong growth strategies for their overall business, when compared with the visionary leaders.

DYNAMIC DIFFERENTIATORS

Dynamic Differentiators are established players with very strong business strategies. However, they have a weaker product portfolio compared to the visionary leaders. They generally focus only on a specific type of technology related to the product.

EMERGING COMPANIES

Emerging companies have niche product and service offerings. Their business strategies are not as strong as that of the established vendors. The emerging vendors include the new entrants in the market, emerging in terms of product portfolio and geographic reach, and require time to gain significant traction in the market.

Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) Solutions Quadrant

Comparing 25 vendors in Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) Solutions across 127 criteria.

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EVALUATION CRITERIA

Below criteria are most commonly used for comparing Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) Solutions tools.
  • Breadth and Depth of Product Offerings
    • SD-WAN Solutions Offered
    • Licenses
    • Solutions Offered
      • Virtual appliances
      • Physical appliances
      • Hybrid
    • Services Offered
      • Education & Training
      • Support & Maintenance
      • Managed Services
      • Technology Consulting
      • Deployment & Integration Services
      • Others, please specify
  • Product Features and Functionality
    • Markets Catered
      • Cloud technology
      • Data center technology
      • Enterprise networking
    • Features Offered
      • Automated provisioning of services
      • Cloud orchestration
      • Direct path to enterprise and cloud applications
      • Scalable and redundant cloud network
      • Dynamic multi path optimization
      • Automatic monitoring and capacity testing
    • Connection Type
      • MPLS
      • Broadband
      • 4G
      • LTE
  • Delivery
    • Deployment Model
      • On-Premise
      • Hosted / On-Cloud
    • Delivery Mode for Client Location
      • Full Time Equivalent
      • Subscription / Licensing
      • Per User Basis
    • Channel of Delivery
      • Directly
      • Through Partners / Third-Party Vendors / MSSPs
  • Scalability
    • System Requirement
    • Server Capacity
  • Support and Services
    • Level of Support
    • Customer Redressal Mechanism/Program
    • services
      • Technical Support
      • Customer Support
      • Sales Support
      • Others
    • Pre Sales Support
      • Software Requirement Specification (SRS)
      • Product Demos
      • Proof of Concept
      • Dedicated Account Manager (DAM)
    • Channel for Delivery of Support Services
      • On-Site Support
      • Remote Support

TOP VENDORS (25)

  • 1

    Cisco SD-WAN is deployed on an overlay WAN architecture, which helps enterprises digitally transform their network, globally. Cisco deploys 2 types of SD-WANs, first is Cisco SD-WAN powered by Viptela, which is for enterprises with sophisticated environments that require customization and advanced routing, to secure isolation of enterprise assets using segmentation, or optimize connectivity to multi-cloud or SaaS applications. The second one is Cisco SD-WAN powered by Meraki, which is ideal for lean IT environments having full stack management of WAN and LAN. Security is valued, along with simple management, orchestration, and automation, or where Meraki is the predominant architecture.

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    • Enterprise
    • California, USA
    • Founded: 1984
    • $10BN to $50BN
    • 50,001 to 75,000
  • 2

    Citrix SD-WAN eases the networking with reliable, high-performance workspace experience while accessing the SaaS applications, cloud workloads, virtual apps and desktops, or traditional data center resources. It also consolidates network functions into a single branch appliance and increases efficiency. CITRIX SD-WAN also reduces the cost by combining the real-time path selection, stateful firewall, end-to-end Quality of Service (QoS), and WAN optimization in its SD-WAN product.

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    • SME
    • 101 to 500
  • 3

    RIVERBED SD-WAN provides application performance infrastructure solutions. Its products include Riverbed SteelHead, Riverbed SteelFusion, and Riverbed SteelApp virtual application delivery controllers. The company also offers Riverbed SteelConnect, a SD-WAN solution, which streamlines the process of designing, deploying, and managing distributed networks, and SteelStore cloud storage delivery products.

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    • Enterprise
    • San Francisco, California, US
    • Founded: 2002
    • $500MN to $1BN
    • 1,001 to 5,000
    • Enterprise
    • 501 to 1,000
    • Startup
    • San Jose, California, US
    • Founded: 2007
    • $11MN to $50MN
    • 51 to 100
  • 6

    Silver Peak is capable of offering highperformance SD-WAN solution, which provides secure and reliable virtual overlays to connect users. This solution augments or replaces the existing MPLS network.

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    • Enterprise
    • 501 to 1,000
  • 7

    Their solutions speed up applications globally, even in remote locations to deliver consistently smooth user experience and high productivity. They deliver fast, stable and predictable performance for data, infrastructure, applications and other IT assets hosted in IaaS/PaaS environments. ARYAKA SD-WAN Software is easy to deploy the service in a matter of hours by implementing a simple CNAME change.

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    • Startup
    • San Mateo, California, US
    • Founded: 2009
    • $11MN to $50MN
    • 101 to 500
    • Enterprise
    • 501 to 1,000
    • Startup
    • Palo Alto, California, US
    • Founded: 2012
    • Below $10 MN
    • 501 to 1,000
  • 10

    Versa Networks provides virtualized network functions and services. The company's software-based networking and Secure Cloud IP runs on x86 servers or white box appliances, combined with management, orchestration, and analytics. It provides advanced networking and security services delivering SD-WAN and Software-Defined Security in the co-location, data center, and cloud.

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    • Startup
    • San Jose, California, US
    • Founded: 2012
    • Below $10 MN
    • 51 to 100
    • Enterprise
    • 501 to 1,000
  • 12

    CloudGenix is a networking company, which simplifies how companies connect people anywhere in the enterprise with applications across public, private, and hybrid clouds. CloudGenix SD-WAN virtualizes enterprise networks and connects users securely with highperformance cloud and data center applications, while radically reducing remote office infrastructure requirements. CLOUDGENIX SD-WAN delivers products in networking, SDN, cloud, security, and web-scale applications.

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    • Enterprise
    • 501 to 1,000
    • Enterprise
    • 501 to 1,000
    • Startup
    • San Diego, California, US
    • Founded: 2004
    • Below $10 MN
    • 51 to 100
    • Startup
    • Mountain View, California, US
    • Founded: 2014
    • Below $10 MN
    • 51 to 100
  • 16

    INFOVISTA SD-WAN uses Application Intelligence+ to pave the way for unprecedented application performance on the users' network. VistaInsight aligns with the state of the network, normalizes multi-vendor KPIs, builds effective service policies, and enriches big data analytics. TEMS offers the users the ability to walk test, drive test, and dynamically analyze their mobile network optimization under the real-life conditions their users experience-indoors, outdoors, and around the clock.

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    • SME
    • Massy, Essonne, France
    • Founded: 1985
    • $51MN to $100MN
    • 101 to 500
  • 17

    FatPipe is one of the industry leaders in providing high levels of WAN optimization, reliability, security, and bandwidth management for networks.

    • Enterprise
    • 501 to 1,000
    • Enterprise
    • Plymouth, Minnesota, US
    • Founded: 1968
    • 51 to 100
  • 19

    PEPLINK Software-Defined WAN, a subsidiary of Plover Bay Technologies, provides multi-WAN VPN bonding (SDWAN) routers and access points. Its solutions help customers from varied industries to increase bandwidth, enhance internet reliability, reduce costs, and allow network administrators to visualize, manage, and keep track of complex global WAN deployments via a single web console.

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    • Enterprise
    • 501 to 1,000
    • Startup
    • Boise, Idaho, US
    • Founded: 2006
    • $11MN to $50MN
    • 101 to 500
    • Enterprise
    • 501 to 1,000
    • Enterprise
    • Sacramento, California, US
    • 51 to 100
    • Startup
    • Montreal, Québec, Canada
    • Founded: 2004
    • Below $10 MN
    • 51 to 100
    • Startup
    • Tel Aviv, Israel
    • Founded: 2015
    • Below $10 MN
    • 101 to 500
    • Enterprise
    • Boston, Massachusetts, US
    • Founded: 2015
    • 51 to 100

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