… tailor solutions to customers’ specific needs, goals and preferences. Bringing to market more differentiated solutions allows partners to best serve their customers and further win their trust by designing the best possible solution, one customer at a time.”
Brady said Windstream offers both the Fortinet and VeloCloud SD-WAN solutions over-the-top and “fully extrapolated from the public or private underlay.” Windstream can also assist with managing the service.
Aerohive launched an SD-WAN solution in December 2017. The platform combined with the company’s SD-LAN solution to reach retail, health care and other multisite customers.
“That’s something that Extreme did not really have before today,” an IDC analyst told Haber.
However, SD-WAN pales in comparison to the overall cloud-managed networking portfolio Aerohive brings to the table for Extreme. Extreme is adding approximately 20,000 net new customers, according to its chief marketing development and products operations officer.
Gee Rittenhouse, senior vice president and general manager of Cisco’s security group, attributed the 21% revenue increase to the evolution of branch offices. Branch locations now require more than firewalls and web proxies for security.
“They now have direct internet access with their branches. They have direct internet access with their branches. They have mobile users and things like cloud and SaaS,” Rittenhouse.
Rittenhouse added that SMB customers are asking for SD-WAN solution with built-in security.
Another security vendor is profiting from SD-WAN.
Netsurion announced Tuesday that it has deployed more than 2,500 edge devices. MSPs operate more than half of those devices. Check out the video interview we did with Netsurion last year.
“By focusing on branch businesses, along with IoT and in-vehicle environments, the company has benefited from strong demand for and rapid adoption of SD-WAN solutions specifically designed for these network environments as organizations look to efficiently power secure and agile networks, reduce cost and complexity, and increase scalability and security,” the company wrote in its news release.
Netsurion credited its partner program for driving growth.