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Software Defined WAN

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. ​

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These include:

  • Strategy and Innovation
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  • Conflict Resolution
  • Product Impact
  • Negotiation and Contract

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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.

8.6

Composite Score

8.9

CX Score

+92

Emotional Footprint

84%

Likeliness to Recommend

25

Reviews

Huawei

CloudWAN

Then Huawei SD-WAN solution leverages optimized architecture, hardware acceleration, algorithms, and NetEngine AR6000 — Huawei’s industry-leading series of SD-WAN routers — to achieve improved branch interconnection. With CloudWAN, your WANs can adapt as business needs change and overcome the rapid increase in traffic volume associated with new technologies such as cloud, AI, and 5G. Build high-performance SD-WANs that offer optimal experience, flexible networking, and simplified O&M.

8.7

Composite Score

9.0

CX Score

+91

Emotional Footprint

87%

Likeliness to Recommend

5

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Fortinet

FortiGate 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.

8.5

Composite Score

8.5

CX Score

+84

Emotional Footprint

87%

Likeliness to Recommend

8

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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.

8.1

Composite Score

8.0

CX Score

+77

Emotional Footprint

83%

Likeliness to Recommend

7

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Silver Peak Systems Inc

Unity EdgeConnect

Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect is a complete, high-performance SD-WAN solution that enables service providers to quickly and cost-effectively bring new, differentiated, managed SD-WAN services to market to expand market reach, create new revenue streams and deliver SD-WAN services with SLAs in and out-of-region.

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Composite Score

10.0

CX Score

+100

Emotional Footprint

100%

Likeliness to Recommend

1

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ZTE INC

SDN&NFV

Based on innovative distributed architecture and network service framework, the SDN Controller supports intelligent resilient automation, network resource acquisition on demand, and multi-service scenario end-to-end collaboration.

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--

CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

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Riverbed Technology, Inc.

SteelHead

Secure optimization of all applications, across hybrid networks to users everywhere so you can leverage global resources and access applications and data from anywhere.

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Composite Score

10.0

CX Score

+100

Emotional Footprint

100%

Likeliness to Recommend

1

Reviews

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.

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Composite Score

3.6

CX Score

-12

Emotional Footprint

56%

Likeliness to Recommend

1

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Citrix Systems, Inc.

Citrix SD-WAN

Citrix SD-WAN (formerly NetScaler SD-WAN) is a next- generation WAN Edge solution that simplifies digital transformation for enterprises. It offers the best application experience for SaaS, cloud, and virtual apps & desktops; comprehensive security; and cloud choice with automation to ensure an always-on workspace.

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Composite Score

--

CX Score

+77

Emotional Footprint

56%

Likeliness to Recommend

1

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NTT Ltd

NTT SD-WAN

NTT SD-WAN services transform the way networks are designed and built by leveraging the industry’s leading global SD-WAN platform to deliver a next generation WAN solution with application-awareness, optimized MPLS, Internet, or hybrid connectivity networking, fully integrated security and application acceleration services to optimize the user experience.

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--

CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

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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.

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--

CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

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Ribbon Communications Operating Company, Inc.

Ribbon SD-WAN

Ribbon SD-WAN solution provides the voice, video, and business application performance across multiple WAN connections to drive customer satisfaction. End customers will have better voice quality while experiencing fewer issues.

--

Composite Score

--

CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

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Riverbed Technology, Inc.

Ocedo SteelConnect

The solution consists of appliances and a centralized management console that the administrator uses to view network health, deploy appliances and make changes to policy. Secure connectivity is automatically established with appliances, policy is updated, and, based on real-time network health, business-critical applications always receive right-of-way.

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Composite Score

8.8

CX Score

+100

Emotional Footprint

89%

Likeliness to Recommend

1

Reviews

Nuage Networks

Nuage Networks Virtualized Network Services (VNS)

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.

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Composite Score

8.4

CX Score

+92

Emotional Footprint

100%

Likeliness to Recommend

1

Reviews

Mushroom Networks Inc

Mushroom SD-WAN

SD-WAN (Software Defined Wide Area Networking) refers to the networking solutions that are deployed primarily by multi-office enterprises and by Service Providers, to provide connectivity and additional cloud based services to branch office end-points. The SD-WAN architectures utilize cloud based SDN (Software Defined Networking) design concepts whereby the networking appliances at the edges can be easily configured, monitored and managed.

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Composite Score

--

CX Score

+92

Emotional Footprint

67%

Likeliness to Recommend

1

Reviews

Gluware Inc

Gluware SD-WAN Solutions

luware SD-WAN Solution is a simple approach to “unchain”-ing the enterprise from expensive bandwidth provided by carriers. Gluware provisions the existing WAN architecture to make intelligent decisions about what traffic is placed on which route. It allows high priority traffic to get the best treatment and differentiates the lower priority traffic so that cheaper bandwidth can be used.

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Composite Score

--

CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

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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.

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Composite Score

--

CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

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128 Technology

SD-WAN Solutions

A networking platform that’s been built from the ground up to connect your locations more efficiently, to improve the performance of your applications, to support advanced cloud and hybrid architectures – and to do it all more securely than ever before.

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Composite Score

--

CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

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Oracle

Oracle SD-WAN Edge

With Oracle SD-WAN, enterprises can benefit from internet economics, leverage high-bandwidth and inexpensive Internet connections, and safely migrate applications to the public cloud and SaaS at their own pace – without sacrificing the high availability and predictable application performance they expect from their MPLS-only WANs.

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--

CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

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Bigleaf Networks Inc

Bigleaf SD-WAN Solutions

Bigleaf’s Software Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) technology ensures that your business-critical applications are prioritized across your Internet connections and that all traffic flows are routed over the best connection in real-time.

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CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

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CATO Network

Global SD-WAN Solutions

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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Composite Score

--

CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

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Mode

Mode Core

Mode Core is a cloud private network that brings flexible, affordable QoS connectivity to SD-WAN. It works side-by-side with Internet and MPLS. Moving even a small portion of traffic from MPLS can pay for an entire SD-WAN instance, with no performance impact.

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Composite Score

--

CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

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Turnium Technology Ltd

Turnium SD-WAN

Turnium SD-WAN provides a flexible, reliable, and easy to implement network. Your current WAN solutions can be over-complicated, unreliable, perform poorly, and can even compromise network security.

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Composite Score

--

CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

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Connectify Inc.

Speedify

Speedify is a software solution for channel bonding. It is also a next-generation VPN. The Speedify app delivers enterprise-level SD-WAN coverage so that your team has all the bandwidth they need on every device. Platforms include Windows, macOS, Android, iOS and Linux.

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Composite Score

--

CX Score

+77

Emotional Footprint

67%

Likeliness to Recommend

1

Reviews

SimpleWAN

SD-WAN 2.0

SD-WAN 2.0 is next-generation technology, both for enterprises looking to grow and for partners who want to provide it to their customers.

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--

CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

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Likeliness to Recommend

0

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