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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.

Leader: VMware

A leader for the third year running, VMware's acquisition of top SD-WAN player VeloCloud and resulting VMware SD-WAN powered by VeloCloud offering has made it tough to beat, according to Gartner.

The Palo Alto, Calif.-based company is offering solid products, a sizable installed base of SD-WAN customers and a massive global channel, according to Gartner. VMware‘s roadmap highlights plans to bump up the security and analytics features that customers are asking for. However, the vendor currently has limited native security capabilities built into its offerings, Gartner found.

 
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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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