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

    Top 8 SD-WAN Software

    • Cisco SD-WAN
    • Cisco Meraki SD-WAN
    • Cato Networks
    • Oracle SD-WAN
    • FortiGate SD-WAN
    • VeloCloud
    • Citrix SD-WAN
    • Cisco Adaptive Security Virtual Appliance (ASAv)

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    (63)4.2 out of 5

    Cisco SD-WAN gives users the ability to manage connectivity across their WAN from a single dashboard that simplifies day to day monitoring and operations. Cisco SD-WAN can be cloud-managed or deployed on premise offering comprehensive routing, security and policy control, along with advanced analytics with the flexibility to connect to multiple clouds with greater speed, reliability, and efficiency. It can be deployed across a small number of locations or easily scales to thousands of locations

    (26)4.6 out of 5

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

    (55)4.3 out of 5
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    Cato is the world’s first SASE platform, converging SD-WAN and network security into a global, cloud-native service. Cato optimizes and secures application access for all users and locations. Using Cato, customers easily migrate from MPLS to SD-WAN, optimize connectivity to on-premises and cloud applications, enable secure branch Internet access everywhere, and seamlessly integrate cloud datacenters and mobile users into the network with a zero-trust architecture. With Cato, the network, and you

    (23)4.4 out of 5
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    The Oracle SD-WAN delivers a reliable high performing network for business critical Services. Business outcomes are highly dependent on availability and performance of enterprise critical services that span across geographies. Employee productivity is dependent upon constant availability and responsiveness of remote services from their location. In order to provide the highest customers satisfaction, services are highly dependent on the ability to deliver the services consistently and reliably

    (22)4.7 out of 5

    FortiGate SD-WAN replaces separate WAN routers, WAN optimization, and security devices with a single solution that is application-aware, offers automatic WAN path control and multi-broadband support. It improves application performance, reduces WAN Operating expenses and minimizes management complexity.

    (11)4.7 out of 5

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

    (11)4.2 out of 5

    Citrix SD-WAN is a complete WAN edge solution that consistently delivers high performance and a superior experience for SaaS, cloud and virtual applications. Increase agility, reduce network costs, and provide visibility into network performance.

    Adaptive Security Virtual Appliance is a virtualized network security solution based on the market-leading Cisco ASA 5500-X Series firewalls.

    (10)4.9 out of 5

    Aryaka is a Cloud-First WAN company. With its optimized global network and innovative technology stack, it offers the industry’s #1 managed SD-WAN delivered as a managed service. Bringing agility, simplicity and choice to customer networks, Aryaka sets the gold standard for application performance. Its portfolio of SmartServices include connectivity, application acceleration, security, cloud networking and insights powered by its powerful SmartManage service automation and orchestration. Aryaka

    (10)4.7 out of 5

    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

    (5)4.7 out of 5

    Check Point CloudGuard Connect delivers enterprise grade security to branches as a cloud service, with top-rated threat prevention, quick and easy deployment, and unified management saving up to 40% in OpEx.

    (4)3.0 out of 5

    CenturyLink® SD-WAN solutions integrate disparate connectivity types into a seamless hybrid software-defined WAN for complete visibility and enhanced performance of your entire network ecosystem through a centralized customer portal.​ CenturyLink was recently recognized with the Frost and Sullivan Innovation and Leadership Award for SD-WAN in North America to go along with our 2017 MEF Award as the Best SD-WAN Managed Service of the Year, Worldwide. CenturyLink® SD-WAN with hybrid connectivity

    (5)4.1 out of 5

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

    (3)4.2 out of 5

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

    (19)4.7 out of 5

    Barracuda's Cloud Generation Firewalls redefine the role of the Firewall from a perimeter security solution to a distributed network optimization solution that scales across any number of locations and applications, connects on-premises and cloud infrastructures, and helps organizations transform their business.

    (2)3.8 out of 5

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

    (2)4.0 out of 5

    Caching web and video to save on bandwidth, reduce backhaul and accelerate content for an improved user experience

    (3)4.8 out of 5

    Silver Peak SD-WAN solutions enable distributed enterprises to build a better WAN, securely connecting users to applications without compromising application performance

    (5)4.8 out of 5

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

    (1)5.0 out of 5

    CloudGuard Edge protects branch offices on-premise with top-rated Threat Prevention, that can be deployed in minutes, and be managed by a unified threat prevention and access platform.

    (1)5.0 out of 5

    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.

    (1)5.0 out of 5

    Exinda's self-optimizing SD-WAN is designed to simplify network operations, improve performance and boost reliability of wide-area networks for small and medium businesses. Whereas traditional SD-WANs require significant hands-on administration and expertise to manage traffic and mitigate problems, Exinda automatically optimizes throughput, application performance and uptime without human intervention. Exinda's proprietary Optimal Path technology shapes traffic, ensures high quality-of-service (

    (1)3.5 out of 5

    The WAN SDN controller automates the creation of traffic-engineering paths across the network, increasing network utilization and enabling a customized and programmable networking experience.

    Versa SD-WAN reduces cost through WAN flexibility and simplifies operations with centralized provisioning, management, policy control and application visibility. Multiple layers of security protect against Internet and branch cyber threats.

    (1)3.0 out of 5

    Riverbed Xirrus leads the way in high-performance enterprises and commercial wireless networks that can keep up with any demand. Give users consistent, “wired-like” performance plus superior coverage and security, whatever your needs—from single small office network to global multi-site enterprise networks.

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    With AXOS, you will benefit from a fully abstracted service layer, hardware independence, common service models and workflows, as well as a stateful, always on operational environment - all of which will dramatically simplify your operations.

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    Barracuda CloudGen WAN combines ease of use, full security, and cloud-native SD-WAN connectivity, to utilize Microsoft Global Network as your WAN backbone instead of MPLS or leased lines. Deployed directly from the Azure Marketplace, Barracuda CloudGen WAN is available for as many regions as needed and managed centrally in the CloudGen WAN portal across all locations and endpoints. The Microsoft Global Network is automatically provisioned as the backbone for anywhere-anytime application access.

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

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    PacketShaper is a highly-scalable WAN Optimization and network QoS platform.

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    Cato Networks
    Cisco Meraki SD-WAN
    Oracle SD-WAN
    Cisco Adaptive Security Virtual Appliance (ASAv)
    Citrix SD-WAN
    Cisco SD-WAN
    FortiGate SD-WAN
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