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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
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    The Cisco SD-WAN Solution is a cloud-delivered overlay WAN architecture that facilitates digital and cloud transformation for enterprises and is offered on cloud, physical and virtual platforms.

    Cato Networks
    (50)4.3 out of 5
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    Cato Networks provides organizations with a cloud-based and secure global SD-WAN. Cato delivers an integrated networking and security platform that securely connects all enterprise locations, people, and data. The Cato Cloud cuts MPLS costs, improves performance between global locations, eliminates branch appliances, provides secure Internet access everywhere, and seamlessly integrates mobile users and cloud datacenters into the WAN. Based in Tel Aviv, Israel, Cato Networks was founded in 2015 by cybersecurity luminary Shlomo Kramer, who previously cofounded Check Point Software Technologies and Imperva, and Gur Shatz, who previously cofounded Incapsula. The Cato Cloud connects all the enterprise network elements, including branch locations, the mobile workforce, and physical and cloud datacenters, into a global, encrypted and optimized SD-WAN in the cloud. With all WAN and Internet traffic consolidated in the cloud, Cato applies a set of security services to protect all traffic at all times.

    Connect your global branch offices, point-of-sale locations, and sites using Azure and the Microsoft global network. Plan, configure, and seamlessly deploy new connections, tuned for a growing ecosystem of market-leading partners.

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

    Software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) technology is reshaping the modern enterprise network by providing improved performance, reduced costs, and enhanced security.

    Oracle + Talari SD-WAN
    (13)4.6 out of 5
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    On November 27, 2018, Oracle completed the acquisition of Talari. Talari is the original innovator of failsafe SD-WAN (Software-Defined WAN) technology and the leader in offering carrier-agnostic, failsafe SD-WANs. Talari delivers advanced MPLS-class reliability and application QoE (Quality of Experience) for both hybrid and all-Internet WANs, compared to competitor offerings that sacrifice application performance predictability enterprises expect from MPLS WANs. Talari technology delivers a multi-network WAN solution with 100 times more bandwidth for the same investment, a reduction in WAN costs by 40-80%, and greater reliability and application QoE than any single MPLS network. Talari provides more attractive Internet economics, radically reduced troubleshooting costs, and superior cloud access and support for hybrid-cloud IT infrastructures and next-generation apps like web/video conferencing and Salesforce. Talari’s patented solutions – hardware, virtual and cloud – have proven so effective at delivering failsafe WANs that Talari is uniquely trusted to broker real-time VoIP traffic in large metro EMS-911/999 and public safety unified contact centers. Talari is deployed in over 500 customers in 40 different countries with more than 9,000 aggregated SD-WAN sites.

    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 equal. That’s why we bring you the unique experience of getting a flexible network without having to work with inflexible carriers. We have partnered with the leading SD-WAN provider, VeloCloud. And we have the resources to manage all your internet providers, too. The Wanify Promise: We’ve heard time and again that the big carriers are unresponsive and don’t provide the level of customer support that’s needed. Instead of going directly to a carrier for SD-WAN, work with Wanify. We will manage the entire solution for you and provide you with personalized support and a 24/7 dedicated contact.

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

    Aryaka is transforming how global enterprises connect sites and users worldwide, and use mission-critical applications to support modern business execution demands. Aryaka’s Global SD-WAN combines a purpose-built private network, SD-WAN, optimization and acceleration techniques, connectivity to cloud platforms, and network visibility in a single solution that is delivered as a service.

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

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

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

    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 is a complete WAN solution to support secure, scalable networks across a full range of connectivity types. Our SD-WAN solutions integrates disparate connectivity types into a seamless hybrid software-defined WAN. It utilizes aggregated and customer provided circuits including a mix of MPLS, Dedicated Internet, low cost Broadband Internet, LTE based on your site and application requirements.  SD-WAN gives you complete visibility of the entire WAN through a centralized customer portal.  Branches can get out to the internet/cloud directly without having to hairpin through a central HQ, for improved performance. CenturyLink SD-WAN can help improve application performance features like application-aware routing and QoS.​ CenturyLink was recently recognized with the Frost and Sullivan Innovation and Leadership Award for SD-WAN in North America to go along with the 2017 MEF Award as the Best SD-WAN Managed Service of the Year, Worldwide. We offer Complete Managed / Co- Managed Global Hybrid Network Solution​s including: • WAN design, deployment, initial configuration, site activation, 24/7 support​ • Multiple CPE options, including x86 with SD-WAN software provided ​ • Flexible transport options: MPLS, Broadband, LTE, Internet or BYON​ • Centralized administration control via CenturyLink portal​ Security​ • Authentication, key exchange and encryption​ • Advanced security options: Built-In next-generation firewall, Dashboards and analytics and Detailed event logs ​ Application Performance​ • Automatic, customer and pre-defined identification for 2,800+ applications for policy-based control​ • Application QOS: Prioritization, Policing and Shaping & Marking​ • Optimal Path Selection​ Analytics and Reporting Tools​ • Historical analytics and near real-time reporting​ • Appliance, circuit, policy, application and VRF utilization​ • SD-WAN availability, packet loss, jitter and latency performance​ • Near real-time visibility and troubleshooting tools

    Contrail offers intelligent automation, application security, and always-on reliability for cloud and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV).

    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.

    Exinda provides multi-dimensional visibility and control for sanctioned/unsanctioned apps whether in public or private cloud.

    Masergy provides global enterprises fully-managed networking, cloud communications, and cybersecurity solutions with the industry's best client experience.

    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.

    Respond to evolving business priorities with industry-leading cloud integration.

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

    MACH5 with Asymmetrical Caching technology extends beyond the other WAN optimization solutions that focus on symmetrical data caching and acceleration.

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

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

    Branch locations of the distributed enterprise are more connected than ever and reliant on always-on, secure network performance. However, technology sprawl has resulted in complex, expensive, and inflexible infrastructure. Netsurion BranchSDO is a comprehensive SD-branch solution that combines a powerful yet easily-deployed edge appliance and cloud orchestration, along with next-gen security, cellular failover, Wi-Fi and PCI DSS compliance tools and support to efficiently power secure and agile networks for branch locations as well as IoT environments. The result is reduced cost and complexity coupled with increased scalability and security.

    Cradlepoint's SD-WAN solution is designed to reduce reliance on expensive and relatively slow MPLS by enabling LTE and broadband connectivity to maximize reach and connectivity.

    Dispersive Edge Switch is a software-defined Layer 2 switch that bridges a enterprise network across the WAN in minutes.

    Ecessa's WANworX SD-WAN solutions are designed to increase network performance and reliability by leveraging any connection.

    A true virtualised and cost effective network and cloud access solution provider leveraging the flexibility and agility of the internet, globally.

    atPipe MPVPN, a patented* router clustering device, is an essential part of Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Planning for Virtual Private Network (VPN) connectivity. It makes any VPN up to 900% more secure and 300% times more reliable, redundant and faster. MPVPN can take WANs with an uptime of 99.5% or less and make them 99.999988% or higher, providing a virtually infallible WAN.

    Lavelle Networks solves the biggest challenges in the WAN for distributed enterprises. All users, locations and cloud applications are connected using the world’s simplest SD-WAN control panel, fastest network convergence algorithms, and a true network-as-a-service experience

    We started Lumina Networks to ensure that providers can use open source in critical use cases, not just experimental ones. Yet, delivering technology by itself is not enough. Our customers are learning and doing with us, so they acquire the skills, practices and tools needed to develop and manage the platforms we jointly deploy.

    We started Lumina Networks to ensure that providers can use open source in critical use cases, not just experimental ones. Yet, delivering technology by itself is not enough. Our customers are learning and doing with us, so they acquire the skills, practices and tools needed to develop and manage the platforms we jointly deploy.

    Revolutionize your WAN approach by leveraging the benefits of software defined networking with Maxxis SD-WAN from West.

    Nuage SD-WAN is designed to drive down wide area networking and branch office IT tasks with centralized, policy-based automation.

    The Teldat SD-WAN solution is designed to allow customers to gradually migrate from a traditional access device to a fully operative SD-WAN network.

    Trustgrid enables cloud application providers to easily connect, deploy, integrate and manage on-premise applications and data

    Designed to make your networks edge easier to extend, manage and protect, SD Secure Branch lets you run a variety of networking functions on a single appliance. Working with experts, youll also have the peace of mind that comes from more than two decades of experience managing customer networks.

    VNS - SD WAN combines your public and private networks into a virtualized WAN solution that automates traffic flow and boosts bandwidth on demand. Choose from a portfolio of leading virtual solutions and deploy them on a single universal customer premises equipment (uCPE) appliance, a cloud-based virtual CPE (vCPE), or a combination of the two.

    Versa FlexVNF is a multi-service, multi-tenant software platform built from ground up on cloud principles to deliver scale, segmentation, programmability and automation. It provides both networking and security functions in a single software along with service chaining capabilities.

    VINO SD-WAN is designed to build cloud-ready networks with 10x more speed for 70% less than MPLS.

    The VEP4600 is a Universal CPE (uCPE) and is ideal for hosting SD-WAN and other VNFs (virtual network functions), with applicability for the SP Edge and Enterprise Branch.

    The VPN Gateway Virtual Appliance (VGVA) is designed to simplify VPN and GRE termination, and is a key component of Aerohives SD-WAN solution. As a software-based VMware-compliant solution, the VGVA provides scalable enterprise-class VPN termination for thousands of layer 2/3 VPN tunnels from remote access locations.

    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.