Gartner Research

Critical Capabilities for WAN Edge Infrastructure

Published: 30 September 2020

ID: G00465597

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


Infrastructure and operations leaders responsible for networking are increasingly evaluating WAN edge solutions to connect users to distributed application workloads. There is differentiation between vendors, so this research should be used to identify vendors that best fit their specific use cases.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know


  • Critical Capabilities Use-Case Graphics
  • Vendors
    • Barracuda
    • Cisco (IOS XE With Umbrella)
    • Cisco (Meraki With Umbrella)
    • Cisco (Viptela OS With Umbrella)
    • Citrix
    • Cradlepoint
    • FatPipe Networks
    • Fortinet
    • HPE (Aruba)
    • Huawei
    • Juniper Networks
    • Nuage Networks
    • Palo Alto Networks (CloudGenix With Prisma)
    • Peplink
    • Riverbed (SteelConnect EX With Versa VOS)
    • Silver Peak
    • Teldat
    • Versa (Titan)
    • Versa (VOS)
    • VMware
  • Context
  • Product/Service Class Definition
  • Critical Capabilities Definition
    • SD-WAN Features
    • Security Features
    • App Performance Optimization
    • Operational Features
    • Deployment Flexibility
    • Small Platform Flexibility
    • Scalability
    • Cloud Features
  • Use Cases
    • Small/Midsize Enterprise/Regional WAN
    • Large Global WAN
    • Small Footprint Retail WAN
    • Security-Sensitive WAN
    • Cloud-First WAN
  • Vendors Added or Dropped
    • Added
    • Dropped

Inclusion Criteria

  • Critical Capabilities Rating

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