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Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure


WAN edge infrastructures are undergoing major changes as infrastructure and operations leaders responsible for networking face dynamic and expanding business demands. I&O leaders must identify vendors that address the requirement to support applications with on-premises and cloud-based deployments.

Published: 26 November 2019

ID: G00376745

Analyst(s): Jonathan Forest , Mike Toussaint , Neil Rickard

Table Of Contents

Market Definition/Description

Magic Quadrant

  • Vendor Strengths and Cautions
    • Aryaka
    • Barracuda
    • Cisco
    • Citrix
    • CloudGenix
    • Cradlepoint
    • FatPipe Networks
    • Fortinet
    • HPE (Aruba)
    • Huawei
    • Juniper Networks
    • Nuage Networks
    • Oracle (Talari Networks)
    • Peplink
    • Riverbed
    • Silver Peak
    • Teldat
    • Versa
    • VMware
  • Vendors Added and Dropped
    • Added
    • Dropped

Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria

  • Product Capabilities
  • Financial Performance
  • Exclusion Criteria
  • Vendors of Note

Evaluation Criteria

  • Ability to Execute
  • Completeness of Vision
  • Quadrant Descriptions
    • Leaders
    • Challengers
    • Visionaries
    • Niche Players


  • Market Forecast
  • Popular and Emerging Topics
    • Internet Substitution for MPLS Connections
    • Thin Versus Thick Branch
    • Merging of Security and Networking
    • Virtualization and NFV
    • Routing From Nontraditional Suppliers
    • Feature Breadth Versus Feature Depth
    • Automation and Agility
    • Combining LAN, WLAN and WAN
    • Leveraging AI/ML
    • Application Analytics

Market Overview

  • Market Drivers
  • Vendor Landscape Changes
  • Market Recommendations
  • Extended Market Definition
    • Characteristics of the Market
    • Characteristics of WAN Edge Solutions
    • Routing, WAN Optimization and Security
    • Deployment Options
    • Consumption Models for WAN Edge Infrastructure

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  • Ability to Execute
  • Completeness of Vision

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