Data Quadrant Awards 2021

SD-WAN


SoftwareReviews names Adaptiv SD-WAN, Fortinet Secure SD-WAN, Cradlepoint NetCloud, Nuage SD-WAN, and Aryaka Platform as SD-WAN Data Quadrant Award Winners.


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SD-WAN

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SD-WAN Data Quadrant

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Product Features and Satisfaction

The satisfaction is captured in the overall satisfaction score, which is driven by the likelihood of users to recommend the software, combined with user satisfaction across top product features.

Vendor Experience and Capabilities

The vendor relationship is calculated in a weighted average of the satisfaction scores tied to vendor capabilities (e.g. software implementation, training, customer support, product roadmap) as well as emotional response ratings toward the vendor (e.g. trustworthy, respectful, fair).

Gold Medalists


Fortinet

Fortinet Secure SD-WAN

Fortinet is the only NGFW vendor to provide native SD-WAN along with integrated advanced threat protection. FortiGate SD-WAN replaces separate WAN routers, WAN optimization, and security devices with a single solution that is application-aware, offers automatic WAN path control and multi-broadband support.

9.0

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Score

+94

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

88%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

Badge Winner
18Reviews

Cradlepoint

Cradlepoint NetCloud

NetCloud is a cloud-based subscription service that combines cloud management, software-defined networking, and unified edge security with industry-leading LTE and 5G cellular networking technology to power a portfolio of purpose-built wireless edge routers and adapters.

8.9

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Score

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Score

+97

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

93%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

Badge Winner
13Reviews

Nuage Networks

Nuage SD-WAN

Nuage Networks Virtualized Network Services (VNS) automate branch site connectivity and gives you deployment options for cloud integration and branch VPN services. Nuage Networks VNS offers a fresh approach to the enterprise WAN. It seamlessly links all your locations - regardless of size or geography - while reducing your need for customized networking. Nuage Networks VNS is based on an overlay model that can use any IP network to provide connectivity between sites. It gives maximum flexibility and enables to choose from multiple access or last-mile technologies, including copper, fiber and mobile broadband.

8.8

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Score

Composite
Score

+90

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

93%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

Badge Winner
30Reviews

Adaptiv Networks

Adaptiv SD-WAN

We’re an innovative software technology vendor with a market-leading SD-WAN patent portfolio and we operate our own network of cloud-managed SD-WAN gateways. ​We combine all the components of a cloud-managed SD-WAN solution into simple Network-as-a-Service licenses that are powered by our cloud network and supported by our experienced network operations team.

8.8

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Score

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Score

+98

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

88%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

Badge Winner
25Reviews

ARYAKA NETWORKS INC

Aryaka Platform

Aryaka's global private network provides enterprises with an essential level of security, ensuring that business-critical application traffic is not exposed to the public Internet, and does not have entry points that can be exploited by threats.

8.8

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Score

Composite
Score

+92

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

90%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

Badge Winner
17Reviews

Vendor Capability Awards


Availability and Quality of Training

Nuage SD-WAN

Badge Winner

Breadth of Features

Fortinet Secure SD-WAN

Badge Winner

Business Value Created

Nuage SD-WAN

Badge Winner

Ease of Customization

Fortinet Secure SD-WAN

Badge Winner

Ease of Data Integration

Fortinet Secure SD-WAN

Badge Winner

Ease of IT Administration

Cradlepoint NetCloud

Badge Winner

Ease of Implementation

Fortinet Secure SD-WAN

Badge Winner

Product Strategy and Rate of Improvement

Cradlepoint NetCloud

Badge Winner

Quality of Features

Fortinet Secure SD-WAN

Badge Winner

Usability and Intuitiveness

Fortinet Secure SD-WAN

Badge Winner

Vendor Support

Nuage SD-WAN

Badge Winner

Vendor Capability Awards


Availability and Quality of Training

Nuage SD-WAN


Breadth of Features

Fortinet Secure SD-WAN


Business Value Created

Nuage SD-WAN


Ease of Customization

Fortinet Secure SD-WAN


Ease of Data Integration

Fortinet Secure SD-WAN


Ease of IT Administration

Cradlepoint NetCloud


Ease of Implementation

Fortinet Secure SD-WAN


Product Strategy and Rate of Improvement

Cradlepoint NetCloud


Quality of Features

Fortinet Secure SD-WAN


Usability and Intuitiveness

Fortinet Secure SD-WAN


Vendor Support

Nuage SD-WAN


Other Evaluated Vendors


FatPipe Networks Inc

FatPipe SD-WAN

FatPipe's Software-Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN) products provide solutions for an easy migration to Hybrid WAN. FatPipe delivers companies the ability to centrally manage their wide area network, manage branch office configurations, and deploy appliances with the zero-touch installation.

8.7

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+92

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

91%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

18Reviews

Ecessa

Ecessa WANworX

WANworX Secure SD-WAN combines reliable hardware, innovative software, network design and support services to allow organizations to operate from multiple locations – and the cloud – seamlessly.

8.7

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+97

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

87%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

17Reviews

Palo Alto Networks

Palo Alto SD-WAN

Palo Alto Networks CloudGenix SD-WAN is the industry's first next-generation SD-WAN solution that enables the cloud-delivered branch.

8.7

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+96

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

90%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

15Reviews

Aruba Networks

Aruba EdgeConnect SD-WAN

Aruba SD-WAN is designed to optimize routing decisions and improving visibility across the WAN edge. Full Layer 7 application awareness combines with unique in-branch visibility based on end-user roles, device type, and location context to make Aruba SD-WAN ideal for distributed enterprises.

8.6

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+95

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

85%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

18Reviews

Cisco Systems

Cisco Meraki

Unify management and control of thousands of mobile and desktop devices in the secure, browser-based Meraki dashboard. Drive your organization's mobility initiatives by seamlessly onboarding new devices and automating application of security policies.

8.5

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+93

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

83%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

34Reviews

VMware, Inc

VMware SD-WAN

VMware SD-WAN improves upon the economics and flexibility of a hybrid WAN with the deployment speed and low maintenance of a cloud-based service. It includes policy-based, network-wide application performance, visibility and control while dramatically simplifying the WAN by delivering virtualized services from the cloud to branch offices.

8.4

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+85

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

86%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

18Reviews

Versa Networks Inc

Versa SD-WAN

Versa Networks enables enterprises to re-architect their enterprise WAN and branch office networks through a software-based and multi-service approach to SD-WAN – leveraging Versa software + low-cost appliances vs. proprietary network hardware, and providing a full set of integrated SD-WAN and SD-Security functions.

7.9

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+85

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

85%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

12Reviews

CATO Network

Cato Edge SD-WAN

Cato is providing a fully converged global SD-WAN with built-in network security, delivered as a cloud service. SD-WAN edge device is the enabling network infrastructure.

7.5

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+76

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

73%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

10Reviews

Cisco Systems

Cisco SD-WAN

Cisco solutions provide customers secure access with end to end visibility when connecting to cloud applications—while also reducing costs. Features such as transport independence that includes 5G helps connect businesses to the cloud, while true zero-touch provisioning simplifies setup and lowers operating costs. Cisco also offers an unmatched set of service offerings around the globe to ensure customers and partners receive the right level of support to generate a strong ROI from their deployment. Cisco SD-WAN gives customers the flexibility, visibility and control they need to ensure long-term success.

7.4

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+67

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

77%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

20Reviews

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