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.
Leader: Versa Networks
A Leader quadrant mainstay for the last three years and Visionary before that, standalone SD-WAN specialist Versa Networks has avoided acquisition and comes to the market with its unique take that involves combining SD-WAN with other branch networking functions, including routing and security. The company has two offerings: the full-featured Versa Operating System (VOS) which can be delivered on the Cloud Services Gateway (CSG) or with third-party hardware. The second offering is VOS with Titan, which is built on the same platform but delivered as a cloud-based solution for lean IT organizations.
Gartner said in this year‘s report that Versa Networks offers one of the broadest and most capable solutions in this market for both networking and security functions. As a downside, Versa’s solution is one of the more complicated offerings in the Magic Quadrant, which could pose a challenge for some DIY enterprises to manage themselves, Gartner noted. It is estimated that the company has more than 19,000 SD-WAN customers.