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New Gartner 2018 Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure

WAN edge infrastructure now incorporates a widening set of network functions, including secure routers, firewalls, SD-WAN, WAN path control and WAN optimization, along with traditional routing functionality. If you are rethinking your WAN edge (and we believe you should be), this report is a must-read.

Gartner WAN Edge Competitive Landscape Report

The enterprise WAN edge has become the focus of new architectural approaches, in addition to functional consolidation, which has attracted more than 40 competitors. Technology product management leaders will be challenged as solution evolution will take multiple paths.

2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant For WAN Edge Infrastructure

Looking for guidance on narrowing your search for an SD-WAN solution to address your evolving business needs? Watch this webcast to gain the latest insights as Gartner VP Analyst, Andrew Lerner and Silver Peak founder and CEO, David Hughes discuss the characteristics of the new WAN edge infrastructure market and how Silver Peak uniquely addresses these evolving enterprise requirements.

2018 Global SD-WAN Edge Survey

Learn why SD-WAN is a top technology strategy for rearchitecting the WAN Edge. See What IT Leaders are saying. Read the 2018 Survey.

2018 Global Software-defined WAN Competitive Strategy Innovation and Leadership Award

The SD-WAN market has emerged out of the early adopter stage and entered the growth stage of the product life cycle. Silver Peak is the largest privately held SD-WAN vendor in the market and continues to depict strong overall performance due to a combination of product and strategy innovation.

2018 Trends in SD-WAN

Today, most WAN traffic, to and from branch and remote sites, is destined for the cloud, either to SaaS services or applications hosted in an IaaS environment. The traditional WAN was architected for branch-to-data-center traffic flows, not to efficiently support new cloud-driven traffic patterns. Starting in 2018, most enterprises will adopt a "cloud-first" SD-WAN architecture designed to efficiently and effectively support the ongoing evolution in their application mix.

2019 Top SD-WAN Predictions

SD-WAN market/vendor consolidation will continue with a few vendors separating from the pack and leading the way forward. Enterprises will begin to realize that they need more than just basic SD-WAN functionality to address their evolving requirements at the WAN Edge.

6 Ways to Improve Your Network Security with SD-WAN

With the right SD-WAN solution, broadband internet service are secure enough for the enterprise. Read this eBook to learn six ways to use a secure SD-WAN solution to improve network security and compliance.

Architecting an Application-Driven WAN Edge

As organizations continue to adopt Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications and cloud infrastructure (IaaS), exploding traffic levels and changing traffic patterns are prompting enterprises to reevaluate their Wide Area Networks (WANs). In virtually every market segment, applications are moving to the cloud and a decreasing number are hosted on-premise in the data center.

IDC Market Spotlight: How SD-WAN Responds to the Need for WAN Transformation

As organizations worldwide pursue digital transformation initiatives, they must also re-architect the WAN to successfully address their evolving needs. Learn how SD-WAN addresses cloud application requirements.

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