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.
The only Challenger in this year‘s report, Huawei remains in the Quadrant with its NetEngine AR series physical and virtual routers, HiSecEngine USG series gateways and the iMaster NCE Orchestrator. The Shenzhen, China-based telecom and networking heavyweight has experience and proven scale with extremely large deployments, as well as a strong channel ecosystem. The company is estimated to have more than 25,000 SD-WAN customers in China specifically and selective countries in the Asia/Pacific, EMEA and Latin American regions.
Huawei has good financial viability compared to its competitors in the SD-WAN space and as such, its pricing is often lower compared with other vendors in the Magic Quadrant, which is attractive for cost-conscious organizations. The cons are that Huawei has been slow to address cloud and third-party integrations and the company doesn’t meaningfully address organizations in the U.S., Canadian, U.K., Australian and Indian markets due to geopolitical issues, Gartner said.