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: Peplink
Peplink, a small, Hong Kong-based vendor that caters to SMBs, once again finds itself in the Niche Player quadrant again thanks to its two offerings: Balance for enterprise branch SD-WAN and MAX for Industry and mobility SD-WAN. Both solutions include SpeedFusion software technology and InControl 2 orchestration for management.
A lower-cost solution backed by a financially healthy company, Peplink has strong capabilities targeted at wireless WAN use cases where cellular is the key component for the enterprise buyer, Gartner said. The company is also focused on growing geographically. However, Peplink has been slow to address cloud integrations needed to create a strong SASE strategy that meets clients’ current and future enterprise requirements, Gartner warned.