Transforming a global network requires careful design considerations and insight from experienced design professionals that can help you to achieve success.  SD-WAN technology includes an extensive set of capabilities from basic routing to full SASE.  As many enterprises are now moving into their second generation of SD-WAN, new options for procurement and co-management should be considered to ensure the most cost-effective and manageable options are considered.  Reach out to our team anytime for a cost-free discussion about options for your network and a free WAN RFP template.

This article offers a high-level overview of leaders in SD-WAN technology. Several companies are recognized as leading providers of SD-WAN (Software-Defined Wide Area Network) solutions, offering innovative technologies and comprehensive services to businesses seeking to optimize their network infrastructure. 

Here are some of the leading providers of SD-WAN:

  1. Cisco Meraki: Cisco Meraki is a prominent provider of cloud-managed networking solutions, including SD-WAN. Their SD-WAN offering provides centralized management, application optimization, and enhanced security features, leveraging Cisco’s extensive networking expertise.
  2. VMware (VeloCloud): VMware, through its VeloCloud acquisition, offers a robust SD-WAN solution designed to simplify network management, improve application performance, and enhance security. Their SD-WAN platform provides seamless integration with existing infrastructure and cloud services.
  3. Fortinet: Fortinet is a leading cybersecurity company that offers an integrated SD-WAN solution as part of its Fortinet Secure SD-WAN portfolio. Their SD-WAN solution combines advanced security features with WAN optimization capabilities to deliver high-performance and secure connectivity.
  4. Cato Networks: Cato Networks offers a comprehensive cloud-native security and networking solution known as a Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) platform. This integrated service combines Wide Area Network (WAN) capabilities with comprehensive network security features, such as secure web gateways, firewall as a service, and zero-trust network access. By delivering these services through the cloud, Cato Networks provides businesses with simplified management, enhanced security, and optimized network performance, allowing seamless and secure connectivity for users and devices across global locations.
  5. Citrix (Citrix SD-WAN): Citrix offers a comprehensive SD-WAN solution designed to optimize application performance, increase agility, and reduce costs. Their SD-WAN platform integrates with Citrix’s broader application delivery and virtualization technologies to provide a seamless user experience.
  6. Silver Peak (now part of Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company): Silver Peak, now part of Aruba, provides an SD-WAN solution known for its scalability, performance, and ease of deployment. Their SD-WAN platform offers advanced features such as dynamic path selection, WAN optimization, and integrated security.
  7. Versa Networks: Versa Networks is a leading provider of SD-WAN and SASE (Secure Access Service Edge) solutions, offering a cloud-native architecture that simplifies network management and enhances security. Their SD-WAN platform provides comprehensive visibility and control over network traffic.
  8. Aryaka Networks: Aryaka Networks offers a global SD-WAN solution designed to deliver predictable application performance across the WAN. Their SD-WAN platform leverages a global private network and optimization techniques to reduce latency and improve reliability.
  9. Nuage Networks (Nokia): Nuage Networks, a subsidiary of Nokia, provides an SD-WAN solution that integrates seamlessly with existing network infrastructure, offering agility, scalability, and security. Their SD-WAN platform is part of a broader portfolio of software-defined networking (SDN) solutions.
  10. Juniper Networks: Juniper Networks offers an SD-WAN solution designed to simplify branch connectivity, optimize application performance, and enhance security. Their SD-WAN platform provides centralized management and automation capabilities to streamline network operations.
  11. Riverbed Technology: Riverbed Technology offers an SD-WAN solution known for its performance optimization and visibility capabilities. Their SD-WAN platform integrates with Riverbed’s application acceleration and network performance monitoring tools to provide end-to-end visibility and control.

These companies are among the leading providers of SD-WAN solutions, offering a range of features and capabilities to meet the diverse needs of businesses looking to modernize their network infrastructure and improve connectivity across distributed locations.  

Our team has decades of experience in the design of complex global networks.  Please don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss options to assist in your initiatives that range from basic network audit and baselining to RFP/RFI management.