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SD-WAN Roundup: Versa, CommandLink Talk SASE, SD-WAN’s Third Wave

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… less profitable and more complicated, but it couldn’t give its customers the experience they wanted.

“Partners care about their customer. They are entrepreneurs who left their corporate jobs because they wanted to do better for their customer,” he said.

New SD-WAN Study

Masergy just unveiled its 2020 SD-WAN Market Trends Report in conjunction with IDG.

In addition to revealing market demand for SASE, the study showed rising SD-WAN adoption. Two in three (64%) respondents are piloting SD-WAN, are currently installing it or are planning to upgrade it. Most respondents (45%) preferred SD-WAN as a fully managed service, and multicloud connectivity prevailed as SD-WAN’s top capability.

The study also touched on remote work. Unsurprisingly, IT decision makers view remote work and collaboration tools as their top investment area.Masergy's Becky Carr

“With working from home emerging as the ‘new normal,’ supporting remote workers has increased the urgency with which IT departments are approaching their network, security, and cloud infrastructures,” Masergy chief marketing officer Becky Carr said. “As such, it is not surprising to see the transformative impact of SD-WAN and SASE solutions become the new necessity for achieving secure remote access and reliable performance for cloud applications.”

Quick Hits

  • MarketsandMarkets is projecting major SD-WAN market growth over the next five years. The research firm’s latest estimation expects the industry to go from $1.9 billion in 2020 to $8.4 billion in 2025. The study lists Cisco, VMware, Silver Peak (HPE), Aryaka and Nokia as main market leaders. Check out the report.
  • Gartner released its latest Hype Cycle for Network Security. Its report describes the SASE market as 1-5% penetrated. Cato Networks, which Gartner named as a sample SASE vendor, wrote about the difference between providing true SASE and SASE hype.
  • Aryaka partnered with Check Point Software to utilize Check Point’s CloudGuard security portfolio. Read Aryaka’s blog, in which executives emphasized the need to give customers choices for their security.
  • Oracle launched its SD-WAN Orchestration Cloud. The offering provides network management across multiple clouds. Read the announcement.
  • Ecessa made a virtual instance available on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. Read that announcement.

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