Infographic: Comparing the leading SD-WAN vendors

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Preparing for software-defined WAN deployment requires substantial research to determine what organizations need from their WANs. But, with a growing number of options in the market, choosing which SD-WAN vendor to go with can be overwhelming. To help out, the chart below provides readers with an SD-WAN vendor comparison.

Our editors focused on enterprise SD-WAN technology and only included vendors that directly offer an SD-WAN service to customers -- no middleware or resellers. This vendor comparison does not include fully managed SD-WAN options offered by service providers.

In the chart, you'll find a side-by-side comparison of 13 SD-WAN vendors -- listed alphabetically -- that addresses a variety of important features to consider, including security, WAN optimization, deployment options, public cloud connectivity and available pricing.

SD-WAN requirements considered fundamental are not broken down in the vendor comparison. These include the following:

  • The SD-WAN offering should create a network overlay that abstracts the existing WAN.
  • It should enable dynamic bandwidth allocation for traffic efficiency.
  • It should be transport-agnostic and support multiple types of connectivity -- like MPLSEthernet, cellular and broadband, for example.
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