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: Nuage Networks
Sitting squarely in the Niche Player quadrant once again is Nuage Networks, which is owned by Nokia. The company had an early start in the SD-WAN market with its offering, Virtualized Network Services (VNS), which includes Network Services Gateways (NSG) and corresponding software. Gartner estimates that it has more than 3,500 enterprise WAN edge customers and the company operates mostly through carrier channels.
The Mountain View, Calif.-based company has an above average customer experience score, according to Gartner, but is mostly focused on service provider customers and is demonstrating that it will have limited innovation and third-party integrations going forward, which could impact its ability to attract new enterprise customers.