Emotional Footprint Awards 2021

SD-WAN


SoftwareReviews names Fortinet Secure SD-WAN, Adaptiv Networks, and Nuage Networks SD-WAN 2.0 as SD-WAN Emotional Footprint Award Winners.


View Category

SD-WAN

Emotional Footprint Awards

SoftwareReviews Emotional Footprint Awards evaluate and rank products based on emotional response ratings from IT and business professionals. Using our Emotional Footprint methodology, we aggregate emotional footprint scores across 26 dimensions of the vendor-client relationship and product effectiveness, creating a powerful indicator of overall user feeling toward the vendor and product.

Emotional Footprint Awards are proudly founded in 100% user review data and are free of traditional “magical” components such as market presence and analyst opinion, which are opaque in nature and may be influenced by vendor pressure, financial or otherwise.

Read The In-Depth Report

See how each vendor stacks up across each of the 26 dimensions and our thorough evaluation of vendor capabilities, product features, and overall satisfaction.

Download Now

30+ pages

View Preview

Measuring Emotional Footprint

Emotional Footprint is scored using our “Net Emotional Footprint” Index. This index tracks responses across 26 dimensions of emotional footprint that span 5 categories: Purchasing, Service Experience, Product Impact, Vendor Strategy, and Conflict Resolution. Then, the following calculation is done across this index:

% of Positive Reviews - % of Negative Reviews

For clarity, the total percentage of positive, neutral, and negative ratings is shown for each vendor as well.

Emotional Footprint Leaders


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.

9.4

CX Score

CX
Score

+96

Net Emotional Footprint

Net Emotional
Footprint

91

Value Index

VALUE INDEX

0% Negative 96% Positive
Badge Winner
22Reviews

Adaptiv Networks

Adaptiv Networks

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.

9.3

CX Score

CX
Score

+97

Net Emotional Footprint

Net Emotional
Footprint

89

Value Index

VALUE INDEX

0% Negative 98% Positive
Badge Winner
25Reviews

Nuage Networks

Nuage Networks SD-WAN 2.0

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.

9.1

CX Score

CX
Score

+90

Net Emotional Footprint

Net Emotional
Footprint

92

Value Index

VALUE INDEX

2% Negative 91% Positive
Badge Winner
30Reviews

Other Evaluated Vendors


ARYAKA NETWORKS INC

Aryaka Networks

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.

9.0

CX Score

CX
Score

+92

Net Emotional Footprint

Net Emotional
Footprint

88

Value Index

VALUE INDEX

2% Negative 94% Positive
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.

9.0

CX Score

CX
Score

+94

Net Emotional Footprint

Net Emotional
Footprint

86

Value Index

VALUE INDEX

1% Negative 95% Positive
37Reviews

Ecessa

Ecessa

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.

9.0

CX Score

CX
Score

+94

Net Emotional Footprint

Net Emotional
Footprint

85

Value Index

VALUE INDEX

0% Negative 94% Positive
18Reviews

Palo Alto Networks

Prisma SD-WAN

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

8.9

CX Score

CX
Score

+96

Net Emotional Footprint

Net Emotional
Footprint

81

Value Index

VALUE INDEX

1% Negative 97% Positive
16Reviews

FatPipe Networks Inc

FatPipe Networks

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.

8.9

CX Score

CX
Score

+92

Net Emotional Footprint

Net Emotional
Footprint

86

Value Index

VALUE INDEX

1% Negative 93% Positive
18Reviews

Aruba Networks

Aruba

Aruba Edge-to-Cloud Security for the Intelligent Edge. Full visibility, control, and enforcement with a built-in foundation for Zero Trust and SASE frameworks.

8.8

CX Score

CX
Score

+95

Net Emotional Footprint

Net Emotional
Footprint

82

Value Index

VALUE INDEX

0% Negative 95% Positive
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.

8.7

CX Score

CX
Score

+89

Net Emotional Footprint

Net Emotional
Footprint

85

Value Index

VALUE INDEX

1% Negative 90% Positive
37Reviews

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.

8.5

CX Score

CX
Score

+87

Net Emotional Footprint

Net Emotional
Footprint

83

Value Index

VALUE INDEX

3% Negative 90% Positive
19Reviews

Versa Networks Inc

Versa Networks

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.

8.4

CX Score

CX
Score

+85

Net Emotional Footprint

Net Emotional
Footprint

82

Value Index

VALUE INDEX

1% Negative 86% Positive
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.

7.4

CX Score

CX
Score

+75

Net Emotional Footprint

Net Emotional
Footprint

72

Value Index

VALUE INDEX

8% Negative 83% Positive
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.

7.3

CX Score

CX
Score

+69

Net Emotional Footprint

Net Emotional
Footprint

77

Value Index

VALUE INDEX

9% Negative 78% Positive
21Reviews

For the full list of vendors in this space, click here.

Contact Us

* Starred fields are required
Or email us at hello@softwarereviews.com