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Products Of The Year 2023: The Finalists

Rick Whiting

CRN staff compiled the top partner-friendly products that launched or were significantly updated over the last year. Now it’s up to solution providers to choose the winners.


SD-WAN is a software-defined approach to managing and optimizing the performance and security of wide area networks that connect users to applications and cloud platforms.

SD-WAN is a significant market for the channel: MarketsandMarkets expects the global SD-WAN market to grow at a CAGR of 31.9 percent from $3.4 billion in 2022 to $13.7 billion in 2027. The growing use of mobility services is a significant growth driver.

HPE Aruba EdgeConnect SD-WAN

Aryaka Managed SD-WAN

Cato Networks SD-WAN as a Service

Fortinet Secure SD-WAN

Palo Alto Networks Prisma SD-WAN

Versa Networks SD-WAN


Rick Whiting

Rick Whiting has been with CRN since 2006 and is currently a feature/special projects editor. Whiting manages a number of CRN’s signature annual editorial projects including Channel Chiefs, Partner Program Guide, Big Data 100, Emerging Vendors, Tech Innovators and Products of the Year. He also covers the Big Data beat for CRN. He can be reached at

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