Aryaka’s SASE Strategy And Why Gartner’s Wan Edge Infrastructure Report Is ‘Old School’
Aryaka’s CEO and chief marketing and product officer talked about SD-WAN’s evolution to SASE, how COVID-19 shaped its product development efforts, and why the company wasn’t featured in Gartner’s 2020 Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure report.
Networking Through Change
Aryaka had one of its best years amid a global pandemic. That’s because COVID-19 has changed networking architecture requirements -- in some cases, rendered them obsolete -- and that trend isn’t changing anytime soon.
The San Mateo, Calif.-based SD-WAN specialist spent the last year empowering enterprises -- through their trusted solution providers -- with hybrid, flexible networking models that incorporate SD-WAN and security in a secure access service edge (SASE) approach. The work-from-home model is only creating more demand for safe and secure networking and cloud-based solutions that can handle remote users. As a result, Aryaka is considered one of the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S.
Aryaka’s CEO Matt Carter and Shashi Kiran, the firm’s chief marketing and product officer, caught up with CRN about SD-WAN’s transition to SASE, how enterprises are managing change through networking, and why the company didn’t land on Gartner’s 2020 Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure report.
Here’s what Aryaka’s top executives had to say.