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  • 26 Mar 2021

Sangfor Technologies Named in the 2021 Gartner Asia/Pacific Context: ‘Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure’ report AGAIN!

Sangfor Technologies, a leading vendor known for bringing new and exciting enterprise-level security, cloud computing and IT infrastructure solutions to the global market, is proud to announce the company has been included as a Notable Vendor in the Gartner Asia/Pacific Context: ‘Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure’1 released on the 15 March 2021. Gartner Inc. is a leading research and advisory company providing professionals across the IT enterprise with the indispensable business insights, advice and tools they need to achieve their mission-critical priorities and build the organizations of tomorrow.

In this report, Gartner mentions that, “…there is extreme variation between countries in both IT and telecom maturity. Telecom infrastructure in some markets, including Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore, are highly evolved with world-leading internet parameters. Meanwhile, markets such as India, Indonesia and Malaysia continue to experience patchy wired broadband coverage and unreliable connectivity in general… The retail cloud in China is one of the most evolved and competitive, with a strong local, digital-first enterprise requirement”.

China and India boast some of the most mature and reliable SD-WAN vendors, with a wide range of cutting-edge products. As these established vendors expand globally, they are coming into contact with global vendors in more and more markets, and increasingly taking the market share, as local companies prefer to work with local vendors, familiar with the specific issues and challenges they deal with. According to Gartner, characteristics making the market in Asia/Pacific (APAC) distinct include diverse market environment, local SD-WAN equipment vendors, price sensitivity, specific security requirements and unique ecosystem . 

SD-WAN in the APAC region has been facing certain challenges in the face of rapid growth, including:

  1. Unable to help with business-critical priorities
  2. Solutions which can’t be easily integrated with existing equipment
  3. Poor after-sales support

About Sangfor’s SD-WAN Solution

As the globe enters the next phase of its total digital transformation, or more appropriately, its total overhaul, intranet traffic is experiencing explosive growth. Cloud and SaaS applications have never been more popular, and traditional branch network access is lagging under the sudden and crushing weight of lock-downs and a flood of remote workers. SD-WAN is the newest technology rising to fill this gap, with an incredible growth rate in recent years and a continuing upward trajectory.

SD-WAN, an acronym for software-defined (SD) networking in a wide area network (WAN), simplifies the management and operation of a WAN, by decoupling the networking hardware from its control mechanism, an invaluable tool for branch network access of multi-branch enterprises and multi-level organizations.

Sangfor is one of the most significant SD-WAN vendors in the APAC region.  Sangfor has over 3,000 WAN edge customers across 10 separate sites spread across the APAC region. Sangfor has cemented their foothold on the global marketplace with over 130 WAN edge customers in over 100 different sites across the globe. 

Sangfor SD-WAN is a  “global brand” with a broad and diverse customer base. SD-WAN is based on Sangfor’s leading VPN technology, integrated security, WAN optimization and superior virtualization technology. Sangfor’s SD-WAN is designed to make IT architecture simple, smart, secure, speedy and scalable and helping enterprises increase productivity, reduce costs and speed up their digital transformation.

Key Highlights of Sangfor SD-WAN

  1. All-in-one solution with great capabilities, including integrated security & acceleration
  2. Flexible solution for end-users who doesn't wish to change their current gateway device. With Sangfor SD-WAN, there is no business downtime, and it provides a smooth network evolution from MPLS to broadband.
  3. Better services thanks to the many global branches with customized service, online support service and local support.

 

Source:

1Gartner, Asia/Pacific Context: 'Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure' released on 15th March 2021.

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About Sangfor Technologies

Founded in 2000, Sangfor Technologies is an APAC-based, global leading vendor of IT infrastructure solutions specializing in Network Security and Cloud Computing. Visit us at www.sangfor.com to learn more about your internet security options, benefits and functions, and make your IT simpler, more secure and valuable