Here's Who Made Gartner's First-Ever Magic Quadrant For WAN Edge Infrastructure
Leader: Silver Peak
Santa Clara, Calif.-based Silver Peak is ahead of the SD-WAN game. Hitting the market ahead of other major SD-WAN vendors has given the company a strong understanding of the intricacies of customer needs, as well as the market itself, Gartner said. Silver Peak's key strength is in its real-time internet path intelligence, which provides support for internet links whose performance can be variable, Gartner said. Silver Peak also has partnerships with key security vendors, including Check Point Software Technologies, Fortinet, Palo Alto Networks and Zscaler. One key challenge for Silver Peak is a lack of service provider partnerships that could turn off buyers looking to consume its SD-WAN solution as a service, Gartner said.