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. ​

The Data Quadrant is a thorough evaluation and ranking of all software in an individual category to compare platforms across multiple dimensions.

These include:

  • User Satisfaction Rankings
  • Business Value Scores
  • Vendor Capability Comparisons
  • Product Feature Evaluations

The Emotional Footprint is a powerful indicator of overall user sentiment toward the relationship with the vendor, capturing data across five dimensions.

These include:

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

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Software Defined WAN Products

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Cisco Systems

Cisco Meraki Enterprise Mobility Management

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

+91

Emotional Footprint

83%

Likeliness to Recommend

24

Reviews

Huawei Technologies

SD-WAN

The Huawei SD-WAN Solution provides on-demand interconnection between branches, between branches and data centers, and between branches and the cloud. It delivers the ultimate experience in enterprise interconnection through application-based intelligent traffic steering and acceleration, a full series of open uCPEs, and cloud-based visualized O&M.

8.7

Composite Score

9.0

CX Score

+91

Emotional Footprint

87%

Likeliness to Recommend

5

Reviews

Velocloud Networks Inc

VMware NSX SD-WAN

NSX SD-WAN enables the use of wired or wireless broadband Internet with or without traditional MPLS to create enterprise grade wide area networks with increased bandwidth, high performance access to cloud, service insertion and extensive network visibility.

8.1

Composite Score

8.0

CX Score

+77

Emotional Footprint

83%

Likeliness to Recommend

7

Reviews

Barracuda Networks

Barracuda NextGen / CloudGen Firewalls

Barracuda’s NextGen / CloudGen Firewalls are purpose-built to optimize network traffic flows in hybrid environments – adding intelligence that improves your network while securing it. Unlike traditional port-based firewalls, our firewalls are application-aware, enabling you to regulate application usage and prioritize network traffic.

7.8

Composite Score

7.8

CX Score

+77

Emotional Footprint

81%

Likeliness to Recommend

6

Reviews

Silver Peak Systems Inc

Silver Peak SD-WAN

A Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) is a virtual WAN architecture that provides enterprises with the flexibility to leverage any combination of transport services, including broadband internet, to securely connect users to applications.

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Composite Score

10.0

CX Score

+100

Emotional Footprint

100%

Likeliness to Recommend

1

Reviews

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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Composite Score

--

CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

Reviews

Riverbed Technology

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

Intelligent WAN

Cisco® Intelligent WAN (IWAN) is a comprehensive set of traffic control and security features for the wide-area network that have been integrated into Cisco branch-office routers. IWAN supplies you with all the business-grade capabilities of an MPLS VPN – such as quality of service (QoS), WAN optimization, and VPN tunneling – that you can put to work using less-expensive connections.

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Composite Score

3.6

CX Score

-12

Emotional Footprint

56%

Likeliness to Recommend

1

Reviews

Citrix Systems, Inc.

Citrix SD-WAN

Whether you are a large enterprise planning a global expansion, or an SMB looking for help with new site roll-outs and migration to the cloud, simplify SD-WAN integration by partnering with a Citrix SD-WAN Managed Service Provider.

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Composite Score

--

CX Score

+77

Emotional Footprint

56%

Likeliness to Recommend

1

Reviews

NTT America

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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Composite Score

--

CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

Reviews

Aryaka

Aryaka Passport SD_WAN

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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Composite Score

--

CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

Reviews

Ribbon Communications

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.

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Composite Score

--

CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

Reviews

Riverbed Technology

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

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.

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Composite Score

5.6

CX Score

+62

Emotional Footprint

78%

Likeliness to Recommend

1

Reviews

Nuage Networks

Nuage Networks Virtualized Network Services (VNS)

Nuage Networks Virtualized Network Services (VNS) is an SD-WAN solution that offers wide area networking on your terms.

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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

Multapplied Networks

Multapplied SD-WAN Solutions

Control and monitor every node, in every network, for every client, from a branded, multi-tenant, single pane-of-glass, so you can make global changes from virtually anywhere all managed in one place. Designed to provide you with remote access to every device in your network, giving you the unique ability to make customer configuration changes remotely. Deploy new sites, change policies, add WAN links — all in just seconds. Create Wide-Area Networks made up of multiple connections — from multiple service providers, in multiple geographies — and provide your customers with connectivity, resilience, uptime, and the best hosted application performance.

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Composite Score

--

CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

Reviews

Gluware

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

Reviews

Martello Technologies Corp

Martello SD-WAN Solution

Martello’s SD-WAN solutions transform aging networks to build an affordable, resilient WAN infrastructure across multiple circuits and VPNs for business continuity and enhanced network performance. Working together with Elfiq Central, our hardware, virtual and Cloud solutions can help safely create and maintain a powerful SD-WAN.

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Composite Score

--

CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

Reviews

Ecessa Corp

Ecessa SD-WAN Solutions

Ecessa secure SD-WAN and Internet failover products make ANY business network run better. We grow with your IT needs, from ensuring reliable business Internet connectivity for a single office, through powering global enterprises with today’s most advanced networking technology: SD-WAN.

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Composite Score

--

CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

Reviews

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 Talari SD-WAN Solutions

Talari's SD-WAN solution creates a smart and responsive network, one that adapts in real time to bandwidth demand and actual network conditions, ensuring that presently and regardless of network issues, critical applications have priority and all applications take the best quality path through the network, ensuring up-time so business can get done.

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Composite Score

--

CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

Reviews

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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Composite Score

--

CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

Reviews

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

Reviews

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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