SD-WAN is an acronym for software-defined networking (SDN) in a wide area network (WAN). SD-WAN simplifies the management and operation of a WAN by decoupling the networking hardware from its control mechanism. This concept is similar to how software-defined networking implements virtualization technology to improve data center management and operation.
Top SD-WAN Companies and Solutions
This article showcases Threat.Technology’s top picks for the best SD-WAN solutions. We selected these companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
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.
Cato Cloud cuts MPLS costs, improves performance between global locations and to cloud applications, 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, co-founder of Check Point Software Technologies and Imperva, and Gur Shatz, co-founder of Incapsula..
Versa is unique among software-defined networking vendors, providing an end-to-end solution that both simplifies and secures the WAN/branch office network. Based completely on software, Versa’s Cloud IP Platform delivers a broad set of capabilities for building agile and secure enterprise networks, as well as highly efficient managed service offerings.
Founded by network industry veterans, Versa Networks is an innovative vendor in the SD-WAN and SD-Security market. Versa solutions enable service providers and large enterprises to transform the WAN and branch networks to achieve unprecedented business advantages.
Versa’s carrier-grade network function virtualization (NFV) software provides unmatched agility, cost savings and flexibility vs. traditional network hardware.
The company is backed by premier venture investors Sequoia, Mayfield and Verizon Ventures. For more information visit http://www.versa-networks.com..
Prisma SD-WAN is the software-defined wide-area network (SD-WAN) leader, revolutionizing networking by transforming legacy WAN’s into a radically simplified, secure application-defined fabric, and virtualizing heterogeneous underlying transports into a unified hybrid WAN. Enabling application-specific service-level agreements (SLAs), Prisma SD-WAN (formerly CloudGenix) controls application performance on the network-based upon application performance SLAs and business priority.
CloudGenix ION radically simplifies how WANs are designed and managed, enabling customers to build Networks without Networking and achieve more than 2x the performance at less than half the cost, leading to a much faster time-to-value once deployed and extends datacenter-class security to the network edge. Founded in 2013 by a team that has previously delivered industry-leading products in networking, SDN, cloud, security, and web-scale applications, CloudGenix serves world-class financial services, legal, retail, and technology organizations.
The company is backed by Bain Capital Ventures, Charles River Ventures, and the Mayfield Fund and has headquarters in San Jose, California.. .
Big Switch Networks
Big Switch Networks is the Cloud-First Networking company, bringing public cloud-style networking and hybrid cloud consistency to organizations around the world. The company provides data center switching, monitoring, visibility and security solutions for on-premises enterprise cloud, public cloud and multi-cloud environments that enable companies of all sizes to dramatically increase operational efficiency, increase business agility, and reduce networking costs.
Big Switch was founded in 2010, with roots in the original Stanford research team that invented software-defined networking. Big Switch has strategic partnerships with Dell EMC, HPE and Edgecore, delivering innovative software on industry-standard open networking hardware.
Since its founding the company has been an active member and contributor to multiple open source communities. Big Switch Networks is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, with a dedicated presence across more than 25 countries.
To learn more: www.bigswitch.com. .
BlueCat IP Address Management, DNS, and DHCP solutions provide the foundation for elastic networks that scale and adapt to the ever-changing demands placed on your infrastructure by consolidation, expansion, and modernization. We enable the reliability of your core network services and securely connect devices, virtual machines, and applications to your network.
Enterprises, government agencies, and telecom service providers trust BlueCat to manage the world’s most complex networks and solve the tough technology challenges – from BYOD and virtualization to cloud, software-defined networking and the Internet of Things.. .
Lavelle Networks accelerates networks for the digital economy by offering software defined networking solutions that solve the biggest challenges in the WAN for distributed enterprises. With a 100% software defined architecture, the ScaleAOn SD-WAN solution by Lavelle Networks, enables seamless network experience, ensuring enterprises in turn are empowered to deliver the best customer experience at the branch.
Lavelle Networks SD-WAN solutions are designed for Scale, Speed and Security. Enterprises that are using, or plan to use hybrid WAN or cloud applications and are on the path to digital transformation.
For more information reach us at www.lavellenetworks.com.. .
ZeroTier offers the fastest, most flexible solution to deploy and maintain secure networks. With over a half-million strong global user base and open-source origins, ZeroTier provides unrivaled ease of connectivity and management for modern networking use cases.
ZeroTier is trusted by organizations in an expansive range of global industries including Information Technology, Cloud, Telecommunications, IoT, Manufacturing, Education, and Defense. For more information, visit https://www.ZeroTier.com or follow us on Twitter @ZeroTier..
Interface Security Systems
Interface Security Systems is a leading managed service provider delivering business security, managed network, UCaaS, and business intelligence solutions for distributed enterprises. We improve security, streamline connectivity, optimize operations and reduce IT costs, maximizing ROI for the nation’s top brands.
Our managed service offerings include implementation and maintenance of SD-WAN, wireless WAN, cloud-based enterprise communications, interactive remote video monitoring, lone worker safety, managed access control, intrusion alarm systems, cloud video management, video analytics and POS exception reporting. Our technology partnerships and world-class command and control centers operated by our team of experts give our customers a significant competitive advantage.
We eliminate the hidden costs and complexities of dealing with multiple vendors and charge a flat monthly rate with a single invoice for security, network, communications, and business intelligence. Our culture of complete transparency and relentless focus on customer success has made Interface a trusted partner for leading enterprises..
The unstoppable forces of mobile and cloud are transforming IT and making the Internet the new WAN. Pertino enables enterprises to build and manage private cloud networks that overlay the public Internet and extend visibility, security and control to workforces and workloads everywhere.
The Pertino Cloud Network Engine platform powers the company’s network-as-a-service offering—combining the power and persuasiveness of the cloud with network virtualization, Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Service Virtualization (NSV). Pertino is an entirely new way to WAN that lets IT organizations build and manage private virtual networks over the Internet, securely connecting people and resources anywhere.
IT admins can add virtual network services from the AppScape app store to extend the security, visibility and control of their Pertino cloud networks with just a few clicks. Today, over 5,000 customers have used Pertino’s Cloud Network Engine to build cloud networks spanning over 70 countries around the world, from Iceland to Australia.
Headquartered in Los Gatos, California, Pertino is a venture-backed company funded by Norwest Venture Partners (NVP), Lightspeed Venture Partners and JAFCO Ventures, with private investments from a number of network industry luminaries.. .
Yunshan Networks was established in December 2011, the team members from Tsinghua University and several well-known domestic and foreign network manufacturers is the first focus on SDN technology in the cloud data center industrial applications of the company. The company has acquired an investment in several venture capital institutions, such as Northern Lights, Red Dots, and has established a comprehensive service, sales, and R&D system in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Suzhou, Chengdu.
Core Products DeepFlow is a new SDN controller designed to help enterprise customers build an open, intelligent network service platform in the cloud computing data center. Adhering to the “technology to create value” mission, relying on excellent technical innovation and product development capabilities, DeepFlow has opened up the telecommunications, finance, the Internet and other important customers in the industry, and dozens of large data centers in China and the successful deployment..
Veracity Industrial Networks
Veracity is a resilient and secure industrial network that provides an on-premises, centralized configuration, control, and monitoring solution that manages all connected devices and their communications. The Veracity platform is a secure-by-design, deny-by-default network that moves beyond the detection and alerting of cyber events into a resilient network that reduces the attack surface.
Veracity massively reduces the complexity of the network by repurposing the switch infrastructure to ensure communication between devices is determined by the system’s design. Veracity provides an innovative and comprehensive platform for critical networks that enables your business mission.
For more information, visit www.veracity.io. .
LOKI is a cloud-based secure network platform that can be managed without any technical knowledge. The company enables companies to manage and secure their networks by changing how they interact with cybersecurity products.
LOKI platform offers a cloud-based secure software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) infrastructure that automatically scans and protects all network traffic from threats.. .
Nu-âhj: From French, meaning ‘cloud’. Nuage Networks from Nokia brings a combination of technologies and networking expertise to the enterprise and telecommunications industries.
The Silicon Valley-based business has applied new thinking to the problem of delivering massively scalable and highly programmable SDN solutions within and across the datacenter and out to the wide area network (SD-WAN) with the security and availability required by business-critical environments. Nuage Networks backed by Nokia’s IP/Optical Networks business, has the pedigree to serve the needs of the world’s biggest clouds.
The cloud has made promises – the mission of Nuage Networks is to help you realize them. For more information, visit Nuage Networks on: www.nuagenetworks.net, read the latest posts on the Nuage Networks blog http://www.nuagenetworks.net/blog/ and follow the company on Twitter: https://twitter.com/nuagenetworks..
Virtela Technology Services
Virtela is the smart alternative to traditional global carriers and equipment vendors for enterprise networking and virtualized IT services. The company delivers award-winning services via its Virtualized Overlay Network and Virtela Enterprise Services Cloud (ESC) platform, which enables the transition of branch office networking and security services to the cloud.
Virtela gives enterprises the benefit of “asset-light” software-defined networking that delivers up to 80% cost savings in upfront capital and 30% savings in ongoing operating expenses. The company’s services suite includes global managed network, security, mobility, application acceleration, and IT infrastructure services..
Gluware pioneered the industry’s first network orchestration engine enabling software-defined networking (SDN) from the data center to campus LAN and WAN. Gluware automates network lifecycle management on existing networks, allowing companies to roll-out a robust suite of advanced network and security features while reducing manual deployment and support costs.
Gluware currently powers mission-critical networks of blue-chip enterprises and managed service providers.. .
QOS Networks is redefining the network edge with their intelligent and robust solutions. QOS Networks brings a holistic network solution to enterprise networks through their Intelligent Network Platform – simplifying operations and enabling IT teams to welcome the future of network technology.
QOS is an expert in the design, deployment, and management of edge solutions like SD-WAN, WAPs, integrations like ITSM platforms, IoT, cloud and SaaS, edge compute, and 5G readiness. Their tool and integration-based Intelligent Network Platform brings enterprises a simpler way to grow and manage their network ecosystem that solves their business needs..
COSGrid networks provides software-defined network platform and solutions for seamless and secure WAN connectivity between branches, cloud and data centers. COSGrid enable Enterprises to transform their existing WAN infrastructure into a flexible and highly resilient service platform suitable for Cloud and IOT world.
They are a global technology startup headquartered in Chennai, India and extended teams based out of Sillicon valley and Canada.. .
Cloudessa 2012 Qualcomm Q-Prize finalist. It is a cloud network security virtualization platform that solves the problem of authentication, authorization, accounting and access control for enterprises and telecom companies.
It is offered as SaaS and is the first product in the space to incorporate OpenFlow software-defined networking technologies.. .
Reliance Globalcom, a division of Reliance Communications, spearheads the Global Telecom operations of India’s largest Integrated Telecom Service Provider. Reliance Globalcom brings together the synergies of Reliance Communications Global Business encompassing Enterprise Services, Capacity Sales, Managed Services and a highly successful bouquet of Retail products & services comprising of Global Voice, Internet Solutions and Value Added Services.
The company serves over 2100 enterprises, 200 carriers and 2.2 million retail customers in 163 countries across 6 continents.. .
Established in 2004, Gatekeeper is a US-based advanced technology company dedicated to the development of technologies that automatically inspect the undercarriage of road and rail vehicles. Gatekeeper has developed internationally patented bi-directional scanners that rapidly capture, compare and identify undercarriage anomalies then deliver high resolution virtual 3D images to security personnel and system users.
Alongside Gatekeeper’s automatic under vehicle inspection technology (AUVIS) is a range of integrated automatic license plate reading systems that are capable of wide area network deployment either as part of the AUVIS platform or as standalone systems. Gatekeeper’s products have been integrated into sophisticated and layered security systems and are working effectively in government and commercial facilities, installations, ports, airports, nuclear plants, research facilities, heads of state facilities, international rail border crossings, and other access control points in the US and around the world.
Operating through two regional hubs in Dubai and Mexico City.. .
BBT.live designs, develops, engineers, and manufactures advanced SASE wireless technology solutions. The company has developed and deployed a complete commercial wireless SD-WAN platform that is implemented as a multi-channel bonded cellular software platform.
The platform utilizes BBT.live’s proprietary wireless SD-WAN technology to enable remote office/branch office (ROBO); wireless connectivity for smart cities and HLS; remote video streaming and broadcasting; any type of wired or wireless connectivity; and more. BBT.live has also developed IP-based live video solutions based on its commercial SD-WAN platform, including a complete system solution, addressing capacity problems and providing a significant improvement in network capacity over any public infrastructure.
BBT.live is a spin-off company of Beeper Communications Israel. It completed a management buyout in June 2020 and is now a majority employee-owned company together with a group of investors led by President, CEO, and co-owner Moshe Levinson, former executive vice president at Beeper Communications.
BBT.live serves customers of all sizes in news broadcasting, web streaming, law enforcement, healthcare, public safety, military applications, and other areas.. .
Trustgrid is a pioneer and leader in secure, cloud-native software-defined connectivity. Through our platform we integrate the best elements of software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) and end-user remote access technologies, to manage Zero Trust network access (ZTNA) between any application, system or end-user.
Combining these elements provides a single platform of connectivity between the cloud, data center, branch or home; enabling IT, application and security providers to reduce cost, complexity, and risk.. .
Netrolix has created a highly elastic and flexible offering built to match the growing needs of networks today. Our mission is to continue to leverage our Artificially Intelligent – Machine Learning network to enable any user to define and create their own secure networks – instantly.
Additionally, we offer exceptionally high visibility, monitoring, centralized management, and our AI-infused security, all with significant cost savings. Welcome to Netrolix.
What you can expect: – Deploy a Global Network in minutes – Reduce your Network and Equipment costs by 50-70% – Instant connection to any Cloud Provider or Data Center – No CapEx – No term commitment. As a customer, you can expand and contract as needed The initial 9 users of the Netrolix Network: 3 of the top 5 global energy companies 5 are Fortune 50 2 are Fortune 100.
– Datacipher is a system integrator, professional services and consulting services organisation. – Established in 2009 by group of engineers with a strong focus on Service Delivery Business.
– Privileged to serve world’s most successful businesses, our client base spans across multiple continents and almost all business verticals. – Some of the complex networking projects executed in India – Fujitsu – (Firewall Migration), Vodafone – (Network Audit) , Railtel (IP/MPLS services), Tata Sky ( BNG Solutions), Axis Bank ( Firewall Integration), Reliance Jio ( IP/MPLS Services) , Mahindra and Mahindra ( Network Integration/MRV) and many more from Enterprise and Telco vertical Strong Technical / Services team of more than 50+ professionals certified on multiple technologies (Routing / Switching / Security / SD WAN / Cloud / Wireless) – Equipped with in house labs for multiple OEMs for POCs and to keep enhancing skillsets of services team – Authorised Sales – Elite Partner to Juniper Networks and many more.
– Authorized Services Partner to Juniper Networks, Versa Networks and Pulse Secure and many more – Authorised Training Partner for Palo Alto Networks, Juniper Networks, Aruba, Checkpoint and many more. – Dedicated 24×7 Support , Call logging System, On Call Support Engineers / Resident Engineers with flexible working hours.
– We won many awards over the years and most important award came in 2015 from Juniper Networks as Worldwide Highest Customer Satisfaction Award for quality service delivery. – We simplify greatest networking problems with the help of our fabulous technical team who enjoy working with complex networking projects.
Hughes delivers fully-managed network and digital media services to multi-branch enterprises like retailers, banks, and restaurant chains. With more than 40-years of experience supporting these markets, Hughes’ end-to-end managed network services leverage the best of wireline, wireless and satellite technologies to deliver highly secure, reliable broadband connectivity to all branch sites, not matter how remote or challenging.
Hughes provides one-stop-shop for customers, offering a portfolio of network and digital media services that are all managed by an expert staff 24/7. Hughes employs advanced automation and tightly integrated software, delivering zero-touch configuration and self-adjusting platforms that ‘learn’ and refine their own performance without intervention, freeing up time and resources for other tasks.
Hughes ‘premium network services include managed SD-WAN, VoIP, WiFi and security. These managed services eliminate the complexities and burden customers struggle with when managing their network so that they can focus on growing their business.
Hughes also improves customers’ business operations with variety of rich media applications and technologies including employee communications, training, and digital signage and kiosks that significantly enhance the in-store experience for employees and customers. By handling all the network, hardware and software needs with one expert provider, customers benefit from a next-generation network that delivers high performance, non-stop application availability and industry-leading security — to all branches..
Cloud Managed Networks
Cloud Managed Networks provides enterprise grade IT network solutions for cloud-based and on premise network security, Wi-Fi, data switching, collaboration, device management and more. Cloud Managed has clients in education, manufacturing, healthcare, agriculture and more.
It has a national footprint with an experienced team for network design, integration and support. Designed as a one-stop-shop for IT, Cloud Managed focuses on solutions that offer scalability and ease of management.
Going beyond Information technology solutions (end points, firewall, switches, SD-Wan, etc.) and services, Cloud Managed Networks can also does installation, managed services and system architecture. Client relationships are key and make it easy for you to have your “IT simply work”.
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Just explain to them what it is that your Computer network needs to accomplish and they will set you up with the perfect solution that suits your needs. They Are! Hewlett Packard Authorized Service & Sales – IBM Authorized Service & Sales Lenovo Authorized Service & Sales – OKI data Authorized Service & Sales Brother Authorized Service & Sales – Compaq Authorized Service & Sales ——————————————————————————– Services Include: Network and Internet consulting, SOHO Solutions (Small Office and Home Office), ,Infrastructure needs ,Procurement and configuration of computer hardware ,Local Area Network (LAN) Design & Support ,Wide Area Network (WAN) Design & Support ,Project Management (Business or Corporate Office) ,Microsoft Windows NT Server and Workstation ,Installation and Support (computer) ,Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional, Server, and Advanced Server Support and Installation ,Heterogeneous Networks Support (NT, etc) ,Systems Management ,Web Server Design and Support OKC ,Internet Security and Design (Firewalls, NAT, Proxy, etc.) ,Internet Installation (xDSL, Cable Modem, etc.) ,Customer Needs Analysis ,Voice Over IP Solutions ,Network Security and Monitoring Analysis ,Cabling for CAT5 and CAT5e cables for homes, businesses, and ,educational ,institutions ,Citrix Server Solutions ,Terminal Server Support and Installation Virtual Private Networking (VPN) Support and Installation ,Data Backup (data protection and disaster recovery solutions) ,Aamcomp Cumputer Technology Oklahoma City.
Swiss Global Communications (SGC) S.A.
Global Secure WAN Networking & Worldwide Connectivity for the Energy, NGO & Enterprise markets in the EMEA region. One global network to interconnect all your remotes sites, one partner to handle all your local connections and the networking: – Fast pricing – Expeditious delivery – Seamless 7×24 Network & Security Management, Operation & Support Ideal for organizations with multiple offices & sites distributed over many countries.
Our Legacy: a solid team, knowing the Satellite VSAT & Networking business, delivering results for the last 15 years & creating now a new company to continue to serve the Energy and Enterprise VSAT markets in the EMEA region and beyond.. .
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