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Emotional Footprint Awards 2022

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SoftwareReviews names Fortinet Secure SD-WAN, Nuage Virtualized Services Platform, FatPipe SD-WAN, Adaptiv Enterprise Connect, and Prisma SD-WAN as SD-WAN Emotional Footprint Award Winners.


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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.

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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


Adaptiv Networks

Adaptiv Enterprise Connect

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.

9.4

CX Score

CX
Score

+98

Net Emotional Footprint

Net Emotional
Footprint

89

Value Index

VALUE INDEX

0% Negative 98% Positive
Badge Winner
25Reviews

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.

9.2

CX Score

CX
Score

+94

Net Emotional Footprint

Net Emotional
Footprint

89

Value Index

VALUE INDEX

1% Negative 95% Positive
Badge Winner
40Reviews

Nuage Networks

Nuage Virtualized Services Platform

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 92% Positive
Badge Winner
32Reviews

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.

9.1

CX Score

CX
Score

+97

Net Emotional Footprint

Net Emotional
Footprint

84

Value Index

VALUE INDEX

1% Negative 98% Positive
Badge Winner
25Reviews

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.

9.0

CX Score

CX
Score

+93

Net Emotional Footprint

Net Emotional
Footprint

87

Value Index

VALUE INDEX

1% Negative 94% Positive
Badge Winner
20Reviews

Other Evaluated Vendors


ARYAKA NETWORKS INC

Aryaka SD-WAN Security

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.

8.9

CX Score

CX
Score

+92

Net Emotional Footprint

Net Emotional
Footprint

87

Value Index

VALUE INDEX

2% Negative 94% Positive
20Reviews

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.

8.9

CX Score

CX
Score

+94

Net Emotional Footprint

Net Emotional
Footprint

85

Value Index

VALUE INDEX

1% Negative 95% Positive
25Reviews

Cisco Systems

Cisco Meraki

Empower your teams with intuitive experiences and scale operations with ease. Our cloud-managed network makes it a snap.

8.9

CX Score

CX
Score

+93

Net Emotional Footprint

Net Emotional
Footprint

86

Value Index

VALUE INDEX

1% Negative 94% Positive
51Reviews

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.

8.9

CX Score

CX
Score

+93

Net Emotional Footprint

Net Emotional
Footprint

85

Value Index

VALUE INDEX

0% Negative 93% Positive
21Reviews

Cradlepoint

Cradlepoint NetCloud Exchange

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.

8.6

CX Score

CX
Score

+87

Net Emotional Footprint

Net Emotional
Footprint

85

Value Index

VALUE INDEX

2% Negative 89% Positive
38Reviews

Aruba Networks

Aruba EdgeConnect

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.

8.6

CX Score

CX
Score

+91

Net Emotional Footprint

Net Emotional
Footprint

80

Value Index

VALUE INDEX

1% Negative 92% Positive
29Reviews

Versa Networks Inc

Versa SASE

Versa SASE integrates a comprehensive set of services through VOS™ (Versa Operating System) delivering security, networking, SD-WAN, and analytics. Built to run in the most complex environments, Versa SASE provides the flexibility and elasticity for simple, scalable, and secure deployments. Versa SASE integrates security, networking, SD-WAN, and analytics within a single software operating system delivered via the cloud, on-premises, or as a blended combination of both.

8.4

CX Score

CX
Score

+88

Net Emotional Footprint

Net Emotional
Footprint

80

Value Index

VALUE INDEX

1% Negative 89% Positive
27Reviews

CATO Networks

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.

8.2

CX Score

CX
Score

+86

Net Emotional Footprint

Net Emotional
Footprint

77

Value Index

VALUE INDEX

4% Negative 90% Positive
21Reviews

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