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

Gina Narcisi

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.

Niche Player: Peplink  

Peplink, a small, Hong Kong-based vendor, is coming to the market with a variety of WAN products including its Balance and Max ruggedized appliances, which deliver wired and wireless SD-WAN.

Peplink, a SMB-focused player, offers a solid, LTE/5G, wireless-focused SD-WAN offering and products suitable for specific industry use cases, such as transportation, public safety and broadcasting. The company is leaning heavily on its limited channel partnerships at all levels of the sales and support cycle, Gartner said.

However, Peplink‘s products lack capabilities in many areas, including security and application performance management with basic SD-WAN capabilities, and limited application recognition and failover criteria, Gartner said.

 
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Gina Narcisi

Gina Narcisi is a senior editor covering the networking and telecom markets for CRN.com. Prior to joining CRN, she covered the networking, unified communications and cloud space for TechTarget. She can be reached at gnarcisi@thechannelcompany.com.

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