Sangfor Technologies Recognized as a Sample Vendor in Gartner® Hype Cycle™ for ICT in China, 2022

Sangfor Technologies recognized as a Sample Vendor under multiple technologies mentioned in the Gartner Hype Cycle for ICT in China, 2022[1] report, published 26 July 2022.

About the Gartner Hype Cycle for ICT in China, 2022

This Gartner Hype Cycle report assesses 28 of the most relevant and innovative information and communication technologies (ICT) in China today. Each technology is rated on their business benefit, market penetration, and maturity level while other key information such as the technology’s drivers, obstacles, user recommendations, and a list of Sample Vendors are provided. The Hype Cycle is intended to help CIOs "identify technologies to help manage IT rationalization and seize digital business opportunities."

Sangfor is excited to be included as a Sample Vendor for the following technologies:

  • Secure Access Service Edge (SASE)
  • Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI)
  • Cloud Security in China

We believe our inclusion in these technologies confirms us as one of the trusted vendors for cloud computing and cyber security in China.

Learn More about the Technologies and Sangfor Products

Secure Access Service Edge in the Hype Cycle for ICT in China

Business Benefit Rating: Transformational

Market Penetration: 5% to 20% of target audience

Maturity: Adolescent (2-5 years till mainstream adoption)

Secure access service edge (SASE) has been rated as transformational in business benefit—the highest rating. Specifically, the report notes that SASE in China "supports branch office, remote worker, internet and cloud access security, low latency access to cloud, use cases" and " a key enabler of digital business transformation, increasing visibility, agility, resilience and security by using a platform approach to delivery services rather than a siloed approach."

Sangfor Access (SASE)

Sangfor Access is our SASE solution that converges network and security capabilities into an integrated service through the cloud. Sangfor Access provides a cohesive suite of security features, including NGFW, SWG, ZTNA, CASB, VPN, and more. Security gaps are eliminated by the unified delivery of security protection irrespective of user location. This makes Sangfor Access the perfect solution for organizations needing secure access to both cloud workloads and the Internet for branch and remote users. With Sangfor Access, internet-bound traffic undergoes security inspection and policy enforcement at the cloud edge as opposed to being backhauled to the security stack in on-prem data centers. This offers many benefits such as improved user experience due to lower latency and reduced operations complexity and costs due to vendor consolidation and lower data center footprint.

Visit the Sangfor Access webpage to learn more about our SASE solution, including features and capabilities, advantages, use cases, and brochure.

Hyperconverged Infrastructure in the Hype Cycle for ICT in China

Business Benefit Rating: High

Market Penetration: 20% to 50% of target audience

Maturity: Early mainstream (0-2 years till mainstream adoption)

The Hype Cycle recognizes hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) as an "enabling technology for hybrid cloud, automation, edge, infrastructure agility and more." In terms of business impact, the report notes that "HCI enables on-premises IT to respond to new business requirements in a modular, small- increment and timely fashion" and "simplifies infrastructure operation, which is particularly valuable for enterprises with relatively weak IT capability or remote sites of large organizations that require operation efficiency."

Sangfor Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI)

Sangfor HCI is a 3rd generation HCI solution and the first HCI product to incorporate security all in one appliance. By converging compute, storage, networking and security onto a simplified single software stack, customers receive ultimate reliability for business-critical applications with easy-to-use management functions. Sangfor HCI provides the foundation for many of our cloud solutions, including Sangfor Managed Cloud Services, Sangfor Hybrid Cloud, Sangfor Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), and Sangfor Disaster Recovery (DR).

Sangfor Technologies has been named in the Gartner Magic Quadrant™ for Hyperconverged Infrastructure Software for 3 consecutive years since 2019.[2] It has also been recognized in Gartner Peer Insights™ ‘Voice of the Customer’: Hyperconverged Infrastructure Software report for three consecutive years.[3]

Visit our HCI webpage to learn more about Sangfor HCI, including features and capabilities, advantages, use cases, and customer testimonials.

Cloud Security in the Hype Cycle for ICT in China

Business Benefit Rating: High

Market Penetration: More than 50% of target audience

Maturity: Adolescent (2-5 years till mainstream adoption)

The report lists several factors that are driving the adoption of cloud security. However, obstacles mentioned include "large enterprises treat(ing) private cloud adoption as an extension of data center protection, with no desire to embrace cloud security" and the "lack of cloud security knowledge and skills lead(ing) organizations to prefer replicating traditional controls to the cloud, both in public and private." The report notes that "effective and manageable cloud security plays a vital role to help enterprises use the cloud securely and compliantly."

[1] Gartner, Inc., Hype Cycle for ICT in China, 2022, Kevin Ji et al., Published 26 July 2022  
[2] Gartner, Inc., Magic Quadrant for Hyperconverged Infrastructure Software 2021, Jeffrey Hewitt et al., Published 17 November 2021. This report was titled Magic Quadrant for Hyperconverged Infrastructure in 2019. 
[3] Gartner, Inc., Gartner Peer Insights ‘Voice of the Customer’: Hyperconverged Infrastructure Software, Published on 28 April, 2022. This report was titled Gartner Peer Insights ‘Voice of the Customer’: Hyperconverged Infrastructure in 2020. 

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About Sangfor Technologies

Sangfor Technologies is an APAC-based, leading global vendor specializing in Cyber Security, Cloud Computing, and IT Infrastructure. Founded in 2000 and publicly listed since 2018 (STOCK CODE: 300454.SZ), Sangfor employs 9,500 employees, operates 60 offices, and serves more than 100,000 customers worldwide, many of them Fortune Global 500 companies, governmental institutions, universities, and schools. Visit us at to learn more about Sangfor’s solutions and let Sangfor make Your Digital Transformation Simpler and Secure.


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