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Here's Who Made Gartner's First-Ever Magic Quadrant For WAN Edge Infrastructure

Matt Brown

Niche Player: Forcepoint

Austin, Texas-based Forcepoint is owned by defense firm Raytheon and Vista Equity Partners. Forepoint is a security company that offers SD-WAN as a feature of its platform. Forcepoint's ability to offer SD-WAN and security from a single vendor sets it apart from competitors that partner with third-party security vendors for that capability, Gartner said. The company's strength in security policy is solid, and Gartner said customer feedback indicates strong feature quality. However, it is unknown whether Forcepoint can compete with network-centric SD-WAN vendors, and its offering may be less mature than competitors'.

 
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