Gartner Research

Critical Capabilities for WAN Edge Infrastructure

Published: 03 December 2018

ID: G00351468

Analyst(s): Mike Toussaint , Bjarne Munch , Mark Fabbi


Infrastructure and operations leaders responsible for networking are increasingly looking to new WAN edge solutions to address connectivity to on-premises and cloud-based application deployments. They should use this research to identify vendors that best fit their specific use cases.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know


  • Critical Capabilities Use-Case Graphics
  • Vendors
    • Aryaka
    • Barracuda
    • Cato Networks
    • Cisco
    • Citrix
    • CloudGenix
    • Cradlepoint
    • Cybera
    • FatPipe Networks
    • Forcepoint
    • Fortinet
    • Huawei
    • Juniper Networks
    • Nuage Networks
    • Peplink
    • Riverbed
    • Silver Peak
    • Talari
    • Teldat
    • Versa
    • VMware
  • Context
  • Product/Service Class Definition
  • Critical Capabilities Definition
    • SD-WAN Features
    • Routing Features
    • WAN Optimization
    • Operations
    • Deployment Flexibility
    • Small Platform Flexibility
    • Virtual Application Environments
  • Use Cases
    • Midsize Enterprise/Regional WAN
    • Large Global WAN
    • Small Footprint Retail WAN
  • Vendors Added and Dropped

Inclusion Criteria

  • Critical Capabilities Rating

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