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: Barracuda Networks
Barracuda is a Niche Player in this year’s Magic Quadrant once again. The company comes to market with two SD-WAN products, CloudGen Firewall and CloudGen WAN, with hardware appliances and software with orchestration and management. Gartner estimates that the company has more than 11,000 SD-WAN customers and it primarily operates in North America and Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), typically targeting smaller customers and selected verticals with it competitively priced offerings, according to Gartner.
Barracuda lacks integration with security service edge vendors, which could be limiting for some end customers, Gartner warned. Private equity firm KKR completed its acquisition of Barracuda in August 2022, which Gartner said could impact the company in later reports.