Sangfor Technologies is a leading vendor specializing in enterprise-level security, cloud computing and IT infrastructure solutions based in Asia. The global authority on all things IT, Gartner Inc., has recently released their Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure in the APAC Context titled “Asia/Pacific Context: "Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure", including Sangfor Technologies as a Notable Vendor.
Gartner’s Considerations for Technology and Service Selection from the Research
As SD-WAN is fairly new in many parts of the region, there is a lot of hype around it, as well as peer pressure pushing enterprises to reevaluate their WAN infrastructure and services — leading to refreshes and investments. Many enterprises are going ahead to select their solutions even without carrying out due diligence and proofs of concept. This presents several risks, including undesirable outcomes such as:
1. High expectations followed by disappointments with failure to deliver business outcomes.
2. A suboptimal solution that does not meet the key requirements, leading to extra costs, such as unplanned managed services and additional solutions.
3. SD-WAN being highly proprietary — a wrong decision could mean getting stuck with a wrong vendor, including even a costly exit.
4. A solution that ticks the tactical needs but does not align to strategic priorities.
About Sangfor’s SD-WAN Solution
As enterprises expand, intranet traffic is experiencing explosive growth. With the rise of cloud and SaaS apps, the traditional branch access network is finding it difficult to adapt to the newest business development requirements. SD-WAN is the newest technology rising to popularity to fill this gap, with an incredible growth rate in recent years.
SD-WAN is an acronym for software-defined (SD) networking in a wide area network (WAN). SD-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 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.
Gartner, Asia/Pacific Context: ‘Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure’, Naresh Singh, Bjarne Munch, Evan Zeng, 2 April 2020. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
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 more valuable.