SD-WAN - Enterprise Software

SD-WAN - Enterprise

What is SD-WAN - Enterprise Software?

A software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) separates the data and control plane from its hardware, virtualizing the network. As a result, WAN capabilities and control are achievable across standard Internet connectivity. ​

Common Features

  • Multiple Connection Type Support
  • Dynamic Routing
  • Load Sharing
  • Resilience
  • Simple Administration
  • SD-WAN Security
  • Quality of Service
  • Flexible Deployment
  • Adaptive Traffic
  • Ease of Troubleshooting
  • Application Optimization

Top SD-WAN - Enterprise Software

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Top SD-WAN - Enterprise Software 2024

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Composite Score
8.5 /10
CX Score
8.7 /10

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.

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Pros

  • Inspires Innovation
  • Caring
  • Respectful
  • Security Protects
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Composite Score
7.9 /10
CX Score
7.9 /10

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.

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Pros

  • Trustworthy
  • Fair
  • Acts with Integrity
  • Security Protects
Badge Winner
VMware, Inc.

VMware SD-WAN

Composite Score
7.8 /10
CX Score
8.1 /10

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.

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Pros

  • Helps Innovate
  • Performance Enhancing
  • Includes Product Enhancements
  • Trustworthy
Badge Winner
Aruba Networks

Aruba EdgeConnect

Composite Score
7.7 /10
CX Score
7.9 /10

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.

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Pros

  • Performance Enhancing
  • Respectful
  • Efficient Service
  • Caring
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Cisco Systems

Cisco SD-WAN

Composite Score
7.5 /10
CX Score
7.5 /10

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.

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Pros

  • Performance Enhancing
  • Efficient Service
  • Respectful
  • Enables Productivity
CATO Networks

Cato Edge SD-WAN

Composite Score
7.4 /10
CX Score
7.4 /10

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.

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Pros

  • Performance Enhancing
  • Enables Productivity
  • Effective Service
  • Caring

Products below are ineligible for awards due to insufficient recent reviews

Juniper Networks

Juniper SD-WAN

Composite Score
8.0 /10
CX Score
8.4 /10

Juniper SD-WAN includes its SRX edge appliances with Contrail Service Orchestration and an increasing focus on the Mist Marvis AI/ML engine to simplify Day 2 operations.

Pros

  • Helps Innovate
  • Continually Improving Product
  • Reliable
  • Performance Enhancing
Palo Alto Networks

Prisma SD-WAN

Composite Score
7.7 /10
CX Score
8.0 /10

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

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Pros

  • Continually Improving Product
  • Performance Enhancing
  • Enables Productivity
  • Trustworthy
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ARYAKA NETWORKS INC

Aryaka

Composite Score
7.4 /10
CX Score
7.7 /10

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.

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Pros

  • Performance Enhancing
  • Enables Productivity
  • Trustworthy
  • Unique Features
Badge Winner
Barracuda Networks

Barracuda CloudGen WAN

Composite Score
7.2 /10
CX Score
6.9 /10

Barracuda CloudGen WAN combines ease of use, full security, and cloud-native SD-WAN connectivity, to utilize Microsoft Global Network as your WAN backbone instead of MPLS or leased lines. Deployed directly from the Azure Marketplace, Barracuda CloudGen WAN is available for as many regions as needed and managed centrally in the CloudGen WAN portal across all locations and endpoints. The Microsoft Global Network is automatically provisioned as the backbone for anywhere-anytime application access. This allows you to create a pragmatic SASE solution in Azure, on your own terms.

Pros

  • Helps Innovate
  • Continually Improving Product
  • Reliable
  • Performance Enhancing

Cons

  • Less Generous
  • Leverages Incumbent Status