I'm looking for a study (or a report) that can help me choose the best possible SD-WAN solution (features, cloud access, security, deployment, service chaining, etc.). I work at a university with 5K+ employees.
I searched but each time I find contradictory information. It will help me a lot if I have something in which there are the 3 solutions listed below:
Director of Community at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Jul 25, 2022
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Can you please chime in and help @Diyaspino with this question?
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SE at a comms service provider with 11-50 employees
Aug 16, 2022
@Diyaspino, all three are overpriced.
Depending on what are you looking for, you may look at Fortinet or even check the latest Sophos offering.
There is a number of different postings on SD-WAN in the last few years. Once people learned that SD-WAN is an old VPN with a new user interface, they moved to a new buzzword.
FortiGate. Fortinet is in Gartner Leader Magic Quadrant (MQ).
Sophos is in Niche Player Quadrant if I remember right.
You can never go wrong picking a vendor in the Gartner Leader MQ. Show the Gartner MQ to your leadership to get them on board too.
If I look at it only from the point of view of analytics and performance, I lean towards Fortinet, but if I look at it at the service level and with the possibility of being part of an even larger project, this is when I don't see competitors for Fortinet and I mean the component. of after-sales services, the local presence in my country has come from less to more, which makes the difference when choosing a partner to work with.