Paparizos said Riverbed Technology is among “tried and true vendors that have long pedigrees of excellent products in the network hardware space.” Washburn also cited Riverbed among successful players.
“An effective SD-WAN service should offer dynamic path selection between these different links based on predefined policies set to align with business priorities,” Ratcliff said. “They should test circuit performance in real time, measuring packet loss, latency and jitter to determine if the line meets the acceptable level of quality for its application traffic. Clients also need guaranteed traffic levels for different applications and secure VPN. Lastly, zero-touch deployment that allow appliances to be delivered remotely and configured by simply powering on.”
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