Gartner Magic Quadrant For SD-WAN: Forcepoint Joins The Fray
The 2022 report saw the addition of security software specialist Forcepoint, while Riverbed and Fat Pipe fell off. Here are the SD-WAN vendors that made the cut.
Niche Player: Citrix
Citrix landed in the Niche Player Quadrant this year after spending the last couple of years in the Challenger quadrant. It‘s product, Citrix SD-WAN, includes physical and virtual appliances, and Cloud Direct service managed via the Citrix SD-WAN Orchestrator. The company is estimated to have more than 1,700 SD-WAN customers and Citrix was one of the early vendors to enter the SD-WAN market. Since then, it’s consistently delivered new features, such as cloud integrations.
Based on client feedback, Citrix’s commitment to the SD-WAN market is in question. The company also has a limited go to market strategy, according to Gartner. The research firm also added that Citrix did not respond to requests for supplemental information or to review the draft contents of this year’s Magic Quadrant.
Affiliates of Vista Equity Partners announced their intention to acquire Citrix in January 2022, which could change the company‘s ability to be included for future Magic Quadrant SD-WAN reports.