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Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure


Digital transformation and accelerated cloud adoption are driving WAN edge infrastructure changes for infrastructure and operations leaders responsible for networking. Consequently, I&O leaders must select SD-WAN vendors that address the evolving requirements to connect end users to applications.

Published: 23 September 2020

ID: G00465582

Analyst(s): Jonathan Forest , Andrew Lerner , Naresh Singh

Table Of Contents

Market Definition/Description

  • Core Functionality
  • Optional Functionality

Magic Quadrant

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

Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria

  • Product Capabilities
  • Business/Financial Performance
  • Exclusion Criteria

Evaluation Criteria

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


  • Market Forecast
  • Popular and Emerging Topics
    • Current Trends
    • Future Trends

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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