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Who are the 10 best SD WAN providers & vendors?

The top/best SD WAN providers and vendors are:
  1. Cato - Leading SD WAN vendor with one of the most comprehensive SASE security solutions connected via their global private IP backbone.
  2. Aryaka - Fully managed vendor with 75+ global DIA last mile providers connected to their private IP backbone and WAN optimization.
  3. Masergy - Global IP network with fully managed services from Fortinet including security and UCAAS with over the top support for DIA.
  4. Fortinet - Full SASE security vendor with high performing WAN edge hardware, comprehensive reporting and performance analysis.
  5. Versa - Experienced SASE security vendor with full stack SD WAN, managed and co-managed services.
  6. Cisco Meraki - SD WAN and Security products to meet the needs of most SD-branch requirements with strong Wi-Fi and CCTV support.
  7. GTT - One of the largest Global IP networks with local NOC's and managed SD WAN from Versa, HPE Aruba and Fortinet.
  8. Lumen - North American service provider with global coverage and support for SD WAN, managed security, UCAAS and CDN.
  9. Palo Alto - Security first vendor with full SASE, Palo SD WAN features via their CloudGenix acquisition which has recently reached full integration.
  10. Colt - Fast DIA circuit delivery across their on-net locations and data centres with coverage spanning 32 countries. 

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Company Performance

Top-Rated SD WAN Partners and Managed Service Providers

Best SD WAN Companies

(based on 2021 rating)
Aryaka2.54
Masergy44
Fortinet53
Versa4.34.8
Meraki3.23.8
GTT2.753.6
Lumen3.14.1
Palo Alto4.753.25
Colt2.63.8

(SD WAN rating : Cybersecurity rating)

Summary

We've reviewed the 10 best SD WAN service providers and vendors our team believes match the needs of most national and global medium to large Enterprise companies.

Our recommended SD WAN providers and vendors listed below offer different value propositions but are essentially capable of delivering both SD WAN, SASE Cybersecurity options and cloud service access for SD-branch and remote users.

Selecting an SD WAN vendor, service provider or partner requires significant research across solution features, networking and security capabilities which to meet the needs of the significant challenges of global users and the constant risk of cybersecurity threats. Cloud or multi-cloud integration with AWS, Azure or Google, SASE security (MDR, XDR, CASB, SWG, ZTNA, Firewall as-a-service), WAN optimization (including QoS) and path selection for SaaS applications, zero touch provisioning, managed services, backbone, reporting, orchestration and support. The challenge is clear, IT teams are faced with protecting their businesses from the latest security threats while providing ubiquitous access to their remote mobile users and branch offices.

Cato, Aryaka, Masergy, Fortinet, Versa, Cisco Meraki,  GTT, Lumen, Palo Alto and Colt represent some of the vendors and providers operating across the SD WAN market. The majority of SD WAN vendors offer SASE security, WAN optimization, QoS, management portal and ease of use.

SD WAN Vendor

1. Cato Networks SD WAN Solution

Cato Networks was founded in 2015 and provided customers with cloud-based SD WAN services. Cato Cloud, Cato Network's SD WAN solution, is capable to delivering different transport services which include DIA, MPLS and 4G. Their offering provides access to a global cloud PoP network which is interconnected by several Tier-1 carriers, made up of two layers, the Cato Cloud Network and Cato Security Services.

The Cato solution delivers complete SD WAN SASE security capability via their own hardware known as Cato Sockets. The configuration of Sockets is accessed by their Global could interface which essentially consists of user defined and out of the box policies. Redundancy is achieved via the termination of multiple diverse links with policies to determine how the traffic is routed and preferred.

With Cato statistics and reporting, IT teams are able to analyze link performance over time to gain a better understanding of how the network is performing over time. Customers can also bypass the PoP and create their own IPSec tunnels between Cato devices (Sockets).

Remote users are supported via a Cato software client which will auto home to the nearest closest PoP. All traffic is constantly inspected via the Cato SASE security capability which means Zero Trust, SWG, CASB and Firewall as-a-service applied to all traffic egressing and engrossing the network. Cato provide out of the box security policies which block known URL's with constantly scanning for malicious content across downloaded files.

Cloud applications are secured to ensure access to applications such as Salesforce are accessible via a known IP range (i.e. within the Cato cloud).

What are Cato's SD WAN products?

  • Global private backbone.
  • Edge SD WAN.
  • Security-as-a-service.
  • Cloud integration.
  • Cloud application acceleration.
  • Cloud management application.

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Pros & Cons

What are the benefits of Cato SD WAN?

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Pros

  • Great management interface for DIY & Co-managed services
  • Full SASE capability
  • Recognized for reducing false positives across security threats
  • Private global backbone

Cons

  • No native cloud support for Azure, AWS and Google
  • Cato does not manage underlay as standard
  • WAN optimization is limited
  • Can be viewed as expensive
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Cato Networks Strengths and Weaknesses

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SASE Security5
SD WAN4
Reporting4
Cost2

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SD WAN Vendor

2. Aryaka SD WAN Solution

Aryaka are a single source vendor providing managed SD WAN as-a-service for both overlay and Internet underlay on a global basis with last mile procurement from 35 partnerships.

The underlying network is a well-engineered private MPLS core resulting in end-to-end traffic prioritization and better SLAs when compared to general Internet connectivity. While SD WAN functions are broadly in line with other vendors,

Aryaka differentiate by connecting their customer to a software-defined layer 2 core network with 99.99% SLAs (Service Level Agreements), 24x7x365 monitoring and Zero CapEx pricing. The cost and proportion from Aryaka place their business in alignment with large global Enterprise business sending traffic over long distances. Statistics suggest that their network is within 30ms of the worlds knowledge workers - the Aryaka underlay offering is based on a tail circuit into their closest Point of Presence. Aryaka offers accelerated delivery for CDN, which again plays into the global WAN customer.

The Aryaka SmartCONNECT product is suited to organizations with a desire to outsource more complex elements of the WAN. Aryaka has patented their TCP optimization technology with proxies on each section of their network including first mile, middle mile and last mile to optimize data flows. This results in localized packet loss rather than the traditional complete round trip packet delay before packets are requested again which creates high latency figures.

Aryaka have acquired Secucloud GmbH which will eventually position the solution as fully SASE security enabled.

Who does Aryaka use for SD WAN partners?

Aryaka Managed services are available from Vodafone Global services and Deutsche Telekom Global Business.

What are Aryaka's SD WAN products?

  • SmartOptimise - Application Acceleration
  • SmartCloud - Access to multi-cloud as-a-service across AWS, Azure, Google and Oracle).
  • SmartSecure - Security-as-a-service via partnerships with Check Point and Palo Alto.
  • SmartInsights - Reporting and statistics.

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What are the benefits of Aryaka SD WAN?

What are the benefits of Aryaka SD WAN?

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Pros & Cons

  • Global private backbone
  • Fully managed services
  • Supports underlay connectivity and will source ISP services
  • Good customer experience

Cons

  • SASE security via integration but this is changing with an acquisition
  • SASE security via integration but this is changing with an acquisition
  • North American customers are supported outside of their region
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Aryaka Strengths and Weaknesses

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SASE Security2.5
SD WAN4
Reporting3.9
Cost3

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Managed Service Provider

3. Masergy SD WAN Solution

Coverage in over 102 countries with their own high performing backbone which offers some of the best latency and jitter performance of any service provider. Masergy state their offerings provide:

  • 100% availability across SD WAN and connectivity (underlay).
  • <1 ms of jitter for directly connected customers.
  • In sequence packet delivery from WAN edge to WAN edge.
  • Outage notification within 5 minutes.
  • High performing global backbone.
  • Net Promotor score of 66.
  • Over the Top SD WAN DIA. Single management interface with AI (Artificial Intelligence).

Masergy is not just another service provider with an SD WAN vendor portfolio, the company has their intellectual property in software-defined networking, machine learning and advanced analytics. As a fully-managed IT provider, the portfolio includes support for SD WAN, managed SASE security, Microsoft Teams, Unified Communications and Contact Center.

Where Masergy cannot deliver their backbone connectivity, the company offers their 'over the top' capability which adds an SLA over 3rd party Internet services to complete the solution. The Masergy SD WAN managed services portal offers clients the ability to control elements of both the network and security. With real-time analytics, IT teams are well placed to make changes to application performance and security and bandwidth. AI is beginning to feature within the Masergy AIOps platform to help optimize network and security on an automated basis.

Who does Masergy use for SD WAN?

Masergy specialize in managed and co-managed Fortinet SD WAN and HPE Aruba (Silver Peak).

What are Masergy's SD WAN products?

  • SD WAN as a service
  • Managed security
  • UCaaS
  • Contact Center

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Pros & Cons

What are the benefits of Masergy SD WAN?

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Pros

  • Net Promotor score one of the best across providers
  • Well scaled global IP network
  • Comprehensive SLA
  • Support for SD WAN, SASE, UCAAS and MS Teams

Cons

  • Network focus on global metro areas reducing regional reach
  • Limited vendor support
  • Connectivity often viewed as expensive vs competitors
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Masergy Strengths and Weaknesses

Masergy offers fully managed services across their global metro to metro IP backbone with support for SD WAN, SASE, UCAAS and Microsoft Teams integration.

SASE Security4.2
SD WAN4.1
Reporting3.5
Cost2.9

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SD WAN Vendor

4. Fortinet SD WAN Solution

Fortinet require no introduction, the company is among the top 5 global cybersecurity companies with support for SD WAN, Security, Cloud and IoT (Internet of Things). Although Fortinet are firmly recognized as a SASE security vendor, their portfolio is actually broad to meet the needs of most Enterprise requirements to secure SD-branch and remote users. Security surrounds network, multi-cloud, endpoint, email, web application security, secure unified access, advanced threat protection, management and analytics.

Fortinet recognize the need to consolidate branch and user security by bringing everything together under one cloud-based interface for wired and wireless devices.

Netify recommends Fortinet for companies looking for a cost effective security first solution with the ability to secure networks across all devices (LAN, WAN, Remote). Fortinet SD WAN incorporates a security first solution with integrated Software WAN, Next Generation Firewall and advanced IP routing.

Fortinet monitors their SD WAN links for packet loss, jitter, and latency by using several techniques, such as HTTP, TWAP, and ping. They support hub and spoke, full mesh, on-demand VPN and partial mesh. Plus, there are up to 4,000 administrative domains and virtual domains that can be supported. Fortinet continues to invest in application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) which ensures their price point is competitive together with fully featured SD WAN.

Who does Fortinet use for SD WAN partners?

Fortinet service providers selling SD WAN are Masergy, NTT, Telefonica, AT&T, BT Global, CDW, Orange Business Services, Verizon Business and Exponential-E

What are Fortinet's SD WAN products?

  • Network Security
  • Cloud Security
  • Security Operations
  • Zero Trust Access
  • Security-as-a-service

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Pros & Cons

What are the benefits of Fortinet SD WAN?

Consider the items below when creating your vendor shortlist.

Pros

  • Security first vendor
  • Complete support for SASE security
  • Expanding channel with reach across all verticals
  • Uses their own WAN edge hardware with fast performance

Cons

  • Not viewed as an SD WAN vendor
  • Limited experience of complex WAN architecture
  • Typically associated with branch security
  • Cloud support is growing but behind competitors
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Fortinet Strengths and Weaknesses

The scores show the approximate capability of Fortinet to deliver across SASE security, SD WAN features, reporting and cost.

SASE Security4
SD WAN3
Reporting4
Cost4

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5. Versa SD WAN Solution

The Versa SD WAN solution was traditionally associated with large complex requirements and, therefore, not particularly suited to mid-market or simpler needs. Versa recognized the need to create a more off-the-shelf product and have since released their Titan solution which offers SD WAN with SASE security at a cost-effective price point.

Versa Titan delivers the enterprise-grade capabilities of the Versa classic platform in a more compact package intended to be simpler and faster to deploy for the midmarket enterprise.

With Versa Titan, the solution is far better suited to DIY (self-manage), enabling their customers to buy SD-WAN and Security independent of transport and carrier. Versa Titan is completely cloud-managed with ZTP (Zero Touch Provisioning) and support for Wi-Fi/cellular, full SASE security, Next-generation Firewall and UTM (Unified Threat Management). Netify rate Versa statistics and reporting, which provides extensive insights into application visibility. It is worth noting that Versa's Security solution is NSS Labs recommended for enterprise-class software-defined security features like NGFW and UTM.

Who does Versa use for SD WAN partners?

BT Business currently support Versa.

What are Versa's SD WAN products?

  • Versa Titan
  • Versa Classic
  • Secure SD WAN
  • Secure Remote Access
  • Routing

Versa SD WAN Solution

 

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Pros & Cons

What are the benefits of Versa SD WAN?

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Pros

  • Cost effective compared to other vendors
  • Strong cloud integration
  • Good support for built-in SASE security
  • Good growth which recognizes their strengths

Cons

  • Smaller vendor when compared with other leaders
  • Versa VOS remains complex and requires considerable expertise
  • Broad range of capability may weaken some areas
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Versa Strengths and Weaknesses

SASE Security4.2
SD WAN3.9
Reporting4
Costs2.8

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6. Cisco Meraki SD WAN Solution

Netify is the first dedicated global SD WAN & SASE comparison marketplace. Meraki is without a doubt the most popular vendor when discussing initial requirements with prospective buyers. Rated as a Gartner magic quadrant leader with >30K customers, Meraki products are cost-effective (license options will increase cost) and feature-rich, offering functions such as endpoint management, positioning IT teams to share intelligence and enforce policies across the network based on the device status and where the services are located or installed, Software and/or users.

The goals (as stated by Meraki) are to improve management for IT, to simplify and ultimately improve the digital experience. The overall Cisco security division is experiencing slow growth when compared to competitors which are innovating faster by integrating cloud-based SASE. Meraki does offer adaptive policies based on client intent and identity with a focus on advanced malware protection across products such as the MS390 and MR56.

Cisco Meraki is feature-rich with the ability to support/deliver a full stack of connectivity from Security, Switching, WAN and Wireless via a single interface.

It is important to note, and perhaps obvious, but to take advantage of the Meraki capability, your network 'needs' to be Meraki end to end. (Not necessary but advised). Cisco Umbrella can optionally be deployed for enhanced cloud security capabilities.

Lastly, Meraki offers support for CCTV which represents an ideal use case for retail, warehousing and manufacturing.

Who does Meraki use for SD WAN partners?

Cisco SD WAN Managed services are available from the following service providers: BT Business, NTT, Logicalis, Orange Business Services, CDW, Computacenter, Verizon and Vodafone.

What are Cisco's SD WAN products?

  • Cisco Meraki - SME based SD WAN product set
  • Cisco SD WAN - highly configurable product for large Global Enterprises.

(Managed by Cisco vManage with security via their Cisco Umbrella product set)

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Pros

  • Good for retailers or businesses with numerous branch office locations
  • Strong WiFi reporting with simple configuration
  • The Cisco partner channel is one of the biggest and well serviced across almost all vendors
  • Generally perceived as cost effective

Cons

  • Adding features requires buying the correct license which often increases cost over contract term as your needs change
  • Not the best for customers with hybrid networking requirements which include technologies such as MPLS
  • Lacks some features which support large scale global complex Enterprise networks
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Meraki strengths and weaknesses

SASE Security3.9
SD WAN4.2
Reporting4.1
Costs4.5

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7. GTT SD WAN Solution

Truly Global Tier-1 IP network provider with 550 PoPs worldwide, 2,500+ local access providers for diverse, secure global access. GTT is known for their ability across large 10Gbps+ bandwidth requirements between data centres and between branch office sites.

The GTT coverage is perhaps the differentiator vs competitors in North America and Europe with over twice the PoP density of competitors. GTT have grown their business via an acquisition strategy which almost certainly increased capability and coverage but painful integration of systems and processes has created issues for their customers.

Support for GTT customers is provided by their NOCs (Network Operation Centers) which are available within 140 countries. Pricing is competitive due to their relationship with 700+ last mile providers.

Partnerhips for SD WAN are VeloCloud by VMWare, HPE Aruba and Fortinet with additional services including UCAAS and managed security. (SASE implementations would require leveraging VeloCloud or Fortinet).

In addition, GTT offer traditional telco services which includes private line, MPLS, leased line DIA and Broadband.

Who does GTT use for SD WAN partners?

GTT partner with HPE Aruba (Silver Peak), VeloCloud by VMWare and Fortinet.

What are GTT's SD WAN Products?

  • SD WAN
  • MPLS 
  • VPLS
  • uCPE
  • Managed Detection and Response
  • Secure Remote Access
  • Managed Services for Security and SD WAN

GTT SD WAN Solution

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What are the benefits of GTT SD WAN?

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Pros

  • Global network service provider
  • Good support for high bandwidth 10Gbps+ circuits
  • Tier 1 ISP backbone, 40+ NOCs
  • Managed SD-WAN and Managed Security

Cons

  • Large service providers often result in slow responses
  • Not particularly well suited to the SME market
  • Account managers often lack experience and knowledge
  • Customer satisfaction is varied 
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GTT strengths and weaknesses

SASE Security2.3
SD WAN2.8
Reporting3.1
Costs4

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8. Lumen SD WAN Solution

Netify is the first dedicated global SD WAN & SASE comparison marketplace. One of the oldest North American telcos with $23.44 billion in revenue and International capability in all regions. Lumen is a good choice for the larger Enterprise looking to consolidate their global managed WAN with connectivity underlay all in one invoice and support team. Aside from managed SD WAN, connectivity and IP telephony, Lumen have 4,000 IT professionals all working across network security, premises security, content service (CDN) and public/private cloud access. The Lumen IP backbone is expansive which results in truly global solutions. Lumen deliver solutions via the following SD WAN vendors: Versa Networks, VMware, Cisco Meraki and Cisco Viptela. FAQ Who does Lumen use for SD-WAN? Who provides SD-WAN?

Who does Lumen use for SD WAN partners?

Lumen use the following vendors for SD WAN:

What are Lumen's SD WAN products?

  • Networking (DIA, Optical, Dark fiber)
  • Collaboration
  • Managed Security
  • Edge Computing
  • Hybrid cloud

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What are the benefits of Lumen SD WAN?

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Pros

  • Seriously experienced global telco
  • Strong security portfolio 
  • Recognized for their CDN (Content Delivery Network)
  • Managed services encompasses consolidation of products

Cons

  • Not ideally suited to the mid-market sector
  • Customers report slow change requests due to process
  • Products are not as strong outside of North America
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Lumen strengths and weaknesses

SASE Security3.8
SD WAN3.7
Reporting3.2
Costs2.5

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9. Palo Alto SD WAN Solution

Netify is the first dedicated global SD WAN & SASE comparison marketplace. Palo Alto SD WAN was founded in San Jose back in 2013 with backing by Charles River Ventures, Mayfield, Intel Capital and Bain Capital Ventures.

The Palo Alto SD WAN solution is based on technology from their CloudGenix acquisition from 2019. Palo Alto Prisma is their SASE platform which is now fully integrated with their SD WAN technology which includes updates to their CloudBlade integrations and 5G appliances via their ION 200 platform which includes a built in modem. SASE security includes the typical array of Secure Web Gateway, Zero-trust network access, Cloud Access Security Broker and Next Generation Firewall delivered via distributed Google Cloud data centers which offers customers local access on a global basis.

Palo Alto CloudBlades provides application level configuration of policies for SD WAN and security. The typical approach to applying application level policies is to use protocol or source/destination IP, CloudBlades uses granular techniques such as fingerprints and signatures.

CloudBlades supports the main application types in use today which include MS Teams and Zoom (as examples). Palo Alto app fabric is designed to operate across all connectivity types (MPLS but also 4G, 5G and Broadband). Regardless of the circuit type, intelligent traffic steering, high availability and direct access to Cloud-based services all come together to create a rich Software-based WAN capability. Review sites suggest Palo Alto has one of the highest ratings for customer experience and support when compared to other vendors. Netify note that the Palo Alto SD WAN solution is branch focussed meaning that their products are often not an ideal fit for small offices or retailers.

The standard Palo Alto SD WAN does not offer sophisticated WAN optimization capability and their overall solution is more aligned to simpler requirements. Large global Enterprise networks may not be well suited to the Palo Alto SD WAN solution as the ability to deal with complex requirements is limited.

Who does Palo Alto use for SD WAN partners?

Palo Alto Managed services are available from the following service providers:

  • BT Business
  • Aruba
  • AT&T Cybersecurity
  • Cloudflare
  • Cradlepoint
  • Darktrace
  • ExtraHop
  • FireEye

What are Palo Alto's SD WAN products?

  • Prisma Access
  • Prisma SD WAN
  • Threat Protection
  • Managed Security

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  • One of the most complete SASE security solutions
  • Good customer experience ratings
  • Good knowledge and history of security
  • Management portal and statistics are rated highly

Cons

  • SD WAN features are not viewed as comprehensive
  • No real WAN optimization capability
  • Limited form factors meaning certain verticals will not be a good fit
  • Still some integration between Cloud Genix and Palo Alto
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Palo Alto strengths and weaknesses

SASE Security4.7
SD WAN4.5
Reporting4.4
Costs3.5

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10. Colt SD WAN Solution

Netify is the first dedicated global SD WAN & SASE comparison marketplace. Colt offers significant access to over 24,000 on-net buildings and 500 data centers with a focus on Europe, North America (less coverage) and Asia with less ability to deliver in Latin America, Middle East and Africa.

Colt have formed a partnership with Versa to deliver SD WAN and SASE security services via their secure Cloud. Using the Colt customer portal, customers can orchestrate and deliver their SD WAN services with analytics and support for remote access.

The value from Colt is typically derived from proximity to their network together with their own version of managed Versa SD WAN. Colt are recognized by Gartner and have been awarded visionary status. Their Net Promotor score is 71 which is significant compared to other telco service providers which are not often known for customer service.

The Colt IQ backbone is fully owned and spans 32 countries across 4 continents with NFV-based options. Cloud vendors are accessed via a single management portal with interconnects providing access to Azure, AWS and Google Cloud. The Colt management portal offers control of policies, firewall security management, analytics across firewall, interface and applications. Customer's are provided with detailed network and device information to ensure the estate is easily tracked and managed.

Who does Colt use for SD-WAN partners?

Colt primarily use Versa as their partner for SD WAN delivery.

What are Lumen's SD WAN products?

Services sold include managed networks which include:

  • SD WAN overlay
  • DIA (Direct Internet Access)
  • MPLS
  • with SIP trunking and UC (Contact center, Unified Communications Collaboration, Audio conferencing)

Colt SD WAN Solution

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Pros

  • Significant metro area connectivity across Europe and Asia
  • Good hybrid network connectivity offerings
  • Strong in the financial sector

Cons

  • Middle East and Latin America are weaker areas for Colt
  • Only one SD WAN vendor option but could be viewed as a positive for expertise
  • Not particularly strong virtualisation product offerings
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Colt strengths and weaknesses

SASE Security4.1
SD WAN4
Reporting4.1
Cost4.5

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Cybersecurity Rating

Cato Networks4.5
Aryaka4
Masergy4
Fortinet3
Versa Networks4.8
Cisco Meraki3.8
GTT3.6
Lumen4.1
Palo Alto Networks3.25
Colt3.8
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