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The market for software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN) technology has taken off over the last three years.


  • The expansion of this market segment has attracted vendors from the traditional security and WAN optimization markets.

Features and Benefits

  • Describes the importance of the SD-WAN market to WAN optimization vendors.
  • Explains the two differing approaches of security vendors to SD-WAN.

Key questions answered

  • Why are all the remaining WAN optimization vendors in SD-WAN?
  • Why don't all security vendors compete in SD-WAN?

Table of contents


  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages


  • Recommendations for enterprises
  • Recommendations for service providers

Defining and exploring SD-WAN security

  • Definition and characteristics
  • Key capabilities
  • Business value and applications

Market landscape and participants

  • Market origin and dynamics
  • Key trends in the SD-WAN security market
  • Future market development
  • Vendor landscape

Traditional SD-WAN players

  • On the radar: Cisco
  • On the radar: Nuage
  • On the radar: Talari
  • On the radar: Versa Networks
  • On the radar: VMware

WAN optimization vendors

  • On the radar: Infovista
  • On the radar: Riverbed
  • On the radar: Silver Peak

Security vendors competing in SD-WAN

  • On the radar: Barracuda
  • On the radar: Fortinet

Security vendors not competing in SD-WAN

  • On the radar: Check Point
  • On the radar: Palo Alto
  • On the radar: Zscaler

Recent entrants

  • On the radar: Aruba
  • On the radar: Juniper


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