Best SD-WAN Software

SD-WAN is a hybrid application of software-defined networking (SDN) and wide area network (WAN) connectors. Companies use SD-WAN to link enterprise networks across large geographic areas. Businesses can connect remote offices and employees to securely deliver applications and information. These products eliminate a fair amount of hardware and service cost required to connect services through the cloud. The tools secure internet connections between end users and cloud-based applications. Many also provide virtualization features to enhance security even more through virtual private networks (VPN). These tools can also improve the quality and security of communications tools like voice over internet protocol (VoIP), web conferencing, and audio conferencing software solutions.

SD-WAN solutions are related to a lot of other IT infrastructure software, but have a unique set of characteristics and uses that set them apart. These dynamic tools fulfil a range of network security, application optimization, and IT administration needs.

To qualify for inclusion in the SD-WAN category, a product must:

  • Support multiple WAN connectors
  • Ability to support VPNs, firewalls, or web gateways
  • Link SDN and WAN connectors
  • Sync networks across long distances

SD-WAN Software Grid® Overview

The best SD-WAN Software products are determined by customer satisfaction (based on user reviews) and market presence (based on products’ scale, focus, and influence) and placed into four categories on the Grid®:
  • Products in the Leader quadrant are rated highly by G2 Crowd users and have substantial Market Presence scores. Leaders include: Cato Networks and Cisco SD-WAN
  • High Performers are highly rated by their users, but have not yet achieved the Market Presence of the Leaders
  • Contenders have significant Market Presence and resources, but have received below average user Satisfaction ratings or have not yet received a sufficient number of reviews to validate the solution.
  • Niche solutions do not have the Market Presence of the Leaders. They may have been rated positively on customer Satisfaction, but have not yet received enough reviews to validate them. Niche products include: Cisco Meraki SD-WAN
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    The Cisco SD-WAN Solution is a cloud-delivered overlay WAN architecture that facilitates digital and cloud transformation for enterprises.


    Cato Networks provides organizations with a cloud-based and secure global SD-WAN. Cato delivers an integrated networking and security platform that securely connects all enterprise locations, people, and data. The Cato Cloud cuts MPLS costs, improves performance between global locations, eliminates branch appliances, provides secure Internet access everywhere, and seamlessly integrates mobile users and cloud datacenters into the WAN. Based in Tel Aviv, Israel, Cato Networks was founded in 2015 by cybersecurity luminary Shlomo Kramer, who previously cofounded Check Point Software Technologies and Imperva, and Gur Shatz, who previously cofounded Incapsula. The Cato Cloud connects all the enterprise network elements, including branch locations, the mobile workforce, and physical and cloud datacenters, into a global, encrypted and optimized SD-WAN in the cloud. With all WAN and Internet traffic consolidated in the cloud, Cato applies a set of security services to protect all traffic at all times.


    Cisco Meraki SD-WAN offers software-defined WAN features for all MX Security Appliances.


    The Technology behind Wanify: Wanify leverages multiple best of breed technologies to deliver enterprise class SDWAN solutions. VeloCloud cloud-delivered SD-WAN enables you to support application growth, network agility, and simplified branch implementations while delivering optimized access to cloud data centers and applications. All at a price that works for you. The Wanify Experience: There are more than enough SD-WAN solutions on the market to choose from, but not all solutions are created equal. That’s why we bring you the unique experience of getting a flexible network without having to work with inflexible carriers. We have partnered with the leading SD-WAN provider, VeloCloud. And we have the resources to manage all your internet providers, too. The Wanify Promise: We’ve heard time and again that the big carriers are unresponsive and don’t provide the level of customer support that’s needed. Instead of going directly to a carrier for SD-WAN, work with Wanify. We will manage the entire solution for you and provide you with personalized support and a 24/7 dedicated contact.


    Aryaka is transforming how global enterprises connect sites and users worldwide, and use mission-critical applications to support modern business execution demands. Aryaka’s Global SD-WAN combines a purpose-built private network, SD-WAN, optimization and acceleration techniques, connectivity to cloud platforms, and network visibility in a single solution that is delivered as a service.


    Elfiq SD-WAN aims to support multiple connection types and VPNs between sites, offer dynamic and flexible WAN connectivity, reduce costs, improve network performance and provide a simple management interface.


    SteelConnect is a complete SD-WAN system for securely connecting users and business to the applications they need, wherever they reside.


    Versa Cloud IP Platform is a cloud-native, multi-tenant, multi-service software for a software defined network.


    The XR200P, powered by Aerohive's cloud networking technologies, provides secure SD-WAN routing for distributed organizations, extending unied enterprise connectivity to any location.


    AppGate SDP secures the network with a Software-Defined Perimeter's network security model that dynamically creates one-to-one network connections between the user and the resources they access.


    The 7000 series optimizes cloud services and secures enterprise applications at branch offices while rightsizing the network infrastructure


    Optimized for 802.11ac, the 7200 series features a central processor with eight CPU cores to support over 32,000 devices and stateful firewall policy enforcement at 40 Gbps.


    Connect your global branch offices, point-of-sale locations, and sites using Azure and the Microsoft global network. Plan, configure, and seamlessly deploy new connections, tuned for a growing ecosystem of market-leading partners.


    Bigleaf Cloud-first SD-WAN manages traffic in real-time across multiple Internet connections to optimize cloud access and internet performance.


    CloudGenix is designed to enable clouds without compromise, reduce branch and WAN cost, and enable integration of direct internet."


    Cradlepoint's SD-WAN solution is designed to reduce reliance on expensive and relatively slow MPLS by enabling LTE and broadband connectivity to maximize reach and connectivity.


    Ecessa's WANworX SD-WAN solutions are designed to increase network performance and reliability by leveraging any connection.


    Exinda provides multi-dimensional visibility and control for sanctioned/unsanctioned apps whether in public or private cloud.


    A true virtualised and cost effective network and cloud access solution provider leveraging the flexibility and agility of the internet, globally.


    Lavelle Networks solves the biggest challenges in the WAN for distributed enterprises. All users, locations and cloud applications are connected using the world’s simplest SD-WAN control panel, fastest network convergence algorithms, and a true network-as-a-service experience


    Revolutionize your WAN approach by leveraging the benefits of software defined networking with Maxxis SD-WAN from West.


    Software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) technology is reshaping the modern enterprise network by providing improved performance, reduced costs, and enhanced security.


    Nuage SD-WAN is designed to drive down wide area networking and branch office IT tasks with centralized, policy-based automation.


    Respond to evolving business priorities with industry-leading cloud integration.


    MACH5 with Asymmetrical Caching technology extends beyond the other WAN optimization solutions that focus on symmetrical data caching and acceleration.


    Talari SD-WAN components include a controller, a centralized orchestration and analytics platform, and a family of physical and virtual appliances.


    The Teldat SD-WAN solution is designed to allow customers to gradually migrate from a traditional access device to a fully operative SD-WAN network.


    Unity EdgeConnect SD-WAN solution is designed to enable enterprises to reduce cost and complexity of WANs.


    VeloCloud provides cloud based software-defined wide area networking solutions.


    VINO SD-WAN is designed to build cloud-ready networks with 10x more speed for 70% less than MPLS.


    The VEP4600 is a Universal CPE (uCPE) and is ideal for hosting SD-WAN and other VNFs (virtual network functions), with applicability for the SP Edge and Enterprise Branch.


    The VPN Gateway Virtual Appliance (VGVA) is designed to simplify VPN and GRE termination, and is a key component of Aerohives SD-WAN solution. As a software-based VMware-compliant solution, the VGVA provides scalable enterprise-class VPN termination for thousands of layer 2/3 VPN tunnels from remote access locations.


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