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.
Visionary: Juniper Networks
Singularly holding down the Visionary category once again is Juniper Networks. The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based provider was late to the SD-WAN market, but in December 2020, acquired 128 Technology for $450 million, which is now the company’s flagship SD-WAN product.
Juniper comes to the market with its Juniper AI-driven SD-WAN, which includes Session Smart Routers, Session Smart Conductor and Mist WAN Assurance, with Marvis Virtual Network Assistant. It also offers the SRX solution for specific use cases. The company is offering SSE capabilities to deliver SASE as part of its Secure Edge offering. Gartner is estimated to have more than 1,900 WAN edge customers.
Juniper has low SD-WAN market visibility thanks to its late start and limited cloud security integrations right now, which can introduce complexity for some organizations, Gartner warns.