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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.

Visionary: Juniper Networks

Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Juniper networks was late to the SD-WAN market, but the established networking and security provider today provides Juniper SD-WAN, its flagship WAN edge offering that is made up of its SRX Series Services Gateways—physical, virtual and cloud—and Contrail Service Orchestration. The company is increasingly focused on integrating its Mist Marvis AI/ML engine to simplify Day 2 operations.

Gartner said that Niche Player of two years, Juniper, has a solid SD-branch solution that appeals to small footprint locations. The company still lacks cloud feature capabilities to simplify branch sites connecting to cloud workloads and has limited application performance optimization capabilities.

 
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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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