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Gartner’s Magic Quadrant For WAN Edge Infrastructure: Cisco Makes A Comeback

The 2020 report saw Cisco bounce back in the leadership quadrant and four more players up their SD-WAN games enough to be named leaders. Here are the vendors that made the cut.

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In the past three years that Gartner has been publishing the Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure, the report has been whittled down from 20 providers to 17 as acquisitions and strategy changes continue to shape the evolving SD-WAN market. But the remaining 17 vendors are maturing their SD-WAN offerings with the addition of security, analytics, and even managed solutions. So much so, that this year‘s report contains four new leaders that have joined the existing two players that have spent the last three years in the leader’s circle.

Gartner defines the wide-area network (WAN) edge infrastructure market as WAN edge products that provide network connectivity from distributed enterprise locations to access resources in private and public data centers, as well as infrastructure as a service and software as a service. The 2020 Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure report features six leaders, two challengers, seven niche players and two visionaries. This year‘s report dropped three providers, including Aryaka and Oracle, which Gartner said didn’t meet inclusion criteria this time around. Palo Alto, which acquired CloudGenix, a visionary in last‘s year’s report -- was added as a leader to the 2020 report.

Click through to see which vendors made the cut for Gartner‘s 2020 Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure.

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