Netify have released our 2024 SD-WAN comparison blog article

The best SD-WAN Vendors and Providers in 2024

Compare SD-WAN vendors with our mind map buyers checklist, real-time comparison tool, list of the best solutions, and feature table.

In this article, you can access all of your resources including:

  • Mind Map checklist which details all of the areas you need to consider when choosing SD-WAN solutions for UK, US and Global companies
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  • Curated list of the best SD-WAN vendors and providers with a link to our hands-on review
  • Comprehensive SD-WAN comparison matrix

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We are the only company to have reviewed and tested 10 leading vendors & service providers to help IT decision makers understand current market leaders and their capability. Our analysis of leading SD-WAN vendors provides a comprehensive view of trends, offering valuable guidance for organisations comparing vendors and managed service providers across the US, UK and with national and global sites.

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The SD-WAN Quick Review List

Want to cut straight to the best SD-WAN vendors and providers for UK, US and Global businesses. We understand – IT decision makers are busy and your time is precious. You'll find a roundup of our top choices here. You can also jump to a more in-depth review for each product, along with our real-time, instant comparison tool to build your shortlist now.

Step 1 - Download the IT Manager's SD-WAN Buyers Checklist & Playbook

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What are your key SD WAN and Cybersecurity requirementsPlease add the features which are most of interest. E.g. Global private backbone is a good option for International traffic between metro locations.

Which SD WAN & Cybersecurity features are most important to your business?

We've listed the most popular SD WAN & Cybersecurity features which are requested by the majority of IT decision makers.

Consider your features based on what you already know. Global private backbone services are often considered by companies that currently use MPLS. In contrast, public gateways offer the ability to leverage multiple Internet providers to achieve the best possible global performance. If you're a national business, there is no need to select private or global as the benefits are not required.

WAN optimisation
(Accelerate data, improving application performance)
Global private backbone
(The SD-WAN version of MPLS)
Global public backbone
(Consider for larger multinationals)
Support for 4G/5G
(Support for cellular services)
(Select where Broadband is the primary product)
Network virtualisation
(Client or cloud hosted focused organisations)
WAN edge hardware
(Traditional edge approach, not virtualised)
Featured on Gartner
(Only display Gartner Quadrant vendors)
Granular QoS
(Select where apps are numerous)
Detailed reporting
(Important for governance)
Network segmentation
(Isolating network areas for enhanced security)
Application-aware routing
(Optimising paths for specific application traffic)
Micro segmentation
(Divide network into small segments)
Comprehensive WiFi
(Select where WiFi is key to the business)
Complex services
(For large, complex business needs)
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What are your business' cybersecurity requirements

Which Cybersecurity features do you need to compare?Select your required security features. If you are currently using a security vendor or do not have a need to compare security, please skip this step using the option below.
SASE (Secure Access Service Edge) and SSE (Secure Service Edge) are Gartner security frameworks which are inherently important to the Enterprise when comparing capability. Select the options which are most of interest to find vendors and service providers which are leading the market across these important security features.
(Continuous monitoring, real-time threat mitigation)
(Broader than MDR, integrates across security layers)
(For companies with major cloud usage)
(Secures web access, monitors online activity)
(Zero Trust approach, granular access control)
(Centralised security data analysis and reporting)
Endpoint protection
(Secures devices, prevents malware, data breaches)
IoT security
(Protects connected devices, prevents cyber attacks)
(Manages privileged access, enhances security controls)
Email security
(Safeguards email, blocks threats, prevents phishing)
(Cloud-based firewall, scalable network protection)
Skip this step if no security is required
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What are your Managed services requirements

Do you require managed, co-managed or DIY services?Opting for a fully managed service will consolidate all elements of the solution into one monthly as-a-service invoice. Co-managed allows a degree of flexibility meaning the business can retain control of the service with involvement from vendor or service provider support team when required. Selecting DIY means the business will deploy, manage and support the solution in-house via their own team.
Fully Managed
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What are your business' procurement preferences

What is your preferred method of procuring Networking solutions?How you acquire your SD WAN or Cybersecurity solutions is a key consideration. Did you know that most vendors do not deliver services directly to businesses? The majority of solutions are made available via distribution companies and partners. When procuring services, choices include obtaining solutions from a service provider (e.g. Verizon, BT, AT&T) or purchasing from a vendor directly (the majority will recommend a partner).
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What cloud vendors do you require integration with your solution

Which cloud solutions does your business need to integrate with?

Why are we asking?
The majority of businesses now require access to public cloud infrastructure. Netify logic understands which vendors and service providers are matched to Azure, AWS and Google Cloud.
Microsoft Azure
Google Cloud
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What are your budgetary requirements

How important is cost to your business?

Why are we asking?

Netify has researched the price points across vendors and service providers. In some instances, a key driver may be to save costs as a primary goal.

Select your interest in cost as a primary objectiveLowest value of 1 represents no interest in saving cost, 10 indicates cost as a primary driver.
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Which sector best represents your business vertical?

Please select the industry that your business operates within

Why are we asking?
The Netify research database has data which records provider experience across your business sector. For example, certain vendors and providers point to their specific industry expertise, citing delivery or support.
Critical Infrastructure
Financial Services
High Technology
ICS/SCADA Control Systems
Legal Services
Non-Governmental Organisations
Professional Services
Public Sector
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What is the required scale of the deployment

Please state your required quantity of branch-office sites and remote users

Why are we asking?

The number of sites and users will factor into your shortlist. For example, a larger Enterprise business will typically engage with different vendors and providers vs SME businesses.

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List of the best SD-WAN vendors

Who are the best SD-WAN vendors in 2024?

In 2024, Meraki emerges as the best choice across SD-WAN Vendors, catering to the requirements of Medium and Large Enterprises. Meraki has been chosen based on Cloud integration, SASE security options, branch-office Wifi capability and support for remote workers.

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Robert Sturt has curated a list of the 10 best SD-WAN vendors and providers to fit the needs of most businesses. Included within each solution is a link to our hands-on test of each product.

Cisco Systems SD-WAN
  1. Cisco SD-WAN: Best vendor for complex services

Recognised by Gartner, as one of their magic quadrant leaders, Cisco SD-WAN is typically best for large complex Global Enterprise SD-WAN deployments.

Cisco SD-WAN offers advanced routing capabilities, integrated security features, centralised management, scalability, and multi-cloud support, all in one package.

Cisco Systems SD-WAN Demo Screen

Expertise, Recognition, and Offerings of Cisco Systems SD-WAN

The features offered by Cisco SD-WAN means that it is a highly configurable and comprehensive SD-WAN solution with capability to deliver features at a granular level of configuration.

Due to this, businesses with complex global networking requirements are a good fit for Cisco SD-WAN. While the service is deemed as complicated to manage, the sheer breadth of capability allows for granular configuration of application performance across branch-office and cloud delivered services.

Control over the Cisco SD-WAN resides within vManage (a centralised configuration and deployment dashboard), vEdge routers (for WAN and multi-cloud), and vSmart (centralised control plane for maintaining connectivity and network intelligence).

Working alongside their main SD-WAN capability is OnRamp, used to simplify the connection process to Cloud services (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud).  The Cisco SD-WAN can also be integrated with the Cisco Umbrella, which provides SASE security capability to provide a complete solution.

We would only recommend Cisco SD-WAN to companies with specific needs across complex services. Organisations must also consider the expertise of in-house IT teams or the expertise of any MSPs (Managed Service Providers) delivering the solution.

Deployment, Use Cases, and Customer Success

Cisco SD-WAN significantly cut WAN operational costs by 40% for Pfeifer & Langen Polska. The project involved setting up a traffic filtering policy between OSPF (Open Shortest Path First) and OMP (Overlay Management Protocol) as the central policy in the SD-WAN setup.

Pfeifer & Langen Polska highlighted Cisco's flexibility, noting their SD-WAN solution allowed the company to negotiate better with their connectivity providers. The network's independence from these providers meant they could consider other options without affecting the WAN infrastructure.

Pros and Cons of Cisco Systems SD-WAN

Pros of Cisco Systems SD-WANCons of Cisco Systems SD-WANMarket Position of Cisco Systems SD-WAN
Enhanced Cloud Integration and Application Performance prioritisation features.Cisco SD-WAN requires expertise to make the most of capability.One of the largest SD-WAN vendors.
Extensive and capable management portal and capability.Lacks some of the more innovative features of new SD-WAN players.A Gartner magic quadrant leader due to a more-complete vision and ability.
Integrated Security Features, enabling network segmentation.Reviews suggest remote access is one of the weaker Cisco SD-WAN features.Has an extensive collection of other systems on offer that can be integrated.

Future Directions and FAQ

Is Cisco SD-WAN integrating AI?

Cisco is using both AI (Artifical Intelligence) and ML (Machine Learning) for IT operations (AIOps) to enhance and simplify network management.

Future development

They are also investing into their security dashboard, SSE integrations and dual-vendor SASE support.

How much does Cisco Systems SD-WAN cost?

Cisco SD-WAN pricing ranges from $17,000 to $98,000 for a 3-year license across various bandwidth options from up to 25Mbps to 1Gbps and term lengths from 3 to 7 years, for both cloud and on-premises software subscriptions. Cisco offers the "First Year On Cisco" SD-WAN subscription, which includes discounted pricing and up to 28 months free, depending on the subscription term, supporting bandwidths from 10 Mbps to 10 Gbps.

Aryaka SD-WAN
  1. Aryaka SD-WAN: Best vendor for global managed SD-WAN

Aryaka's technology and how they have adapted to changing market demand

Aryaka provides access to a Global wholly owned network of PoPs with fully managed underlay (Internet connectivity) and overlay (SD-WAN and SASE cybersecurity). It provides performance visualisation, security observability control and pro-active troubleshooting. Aryaka is best for organisations with global, fully managed services needs with standard requirements.

MyAryaka SD-WAN Reporting-1

Expertise, Recognition, and Offerings

Aryaka received the Stevie Gold in Software-Defined Infrastructure, the 2021 Internet Telephony SD-WAN Product of the Year Award.

The Aryaka FlexCore network is central to delivery of their overall capability which includes MPLS network migration, Last mile Internet, Cloud and SaaS acceleration, remote access, next generation Firewall and Secure web gateway. These features collectively enhance the SD-WAN system offering customers a comprehensive solution.

Although Aryaka is a highly capable SD-WAN solution, the capability does not extend to complex configuration needs. Aspects such as their last mile procurement and circuit inventory with SLA performance metrics make managing their SD-WAN solution simple on an every day basis. The SLA reporting is generated based on extensive reporting across circuit utilisation, downtime, latency, and jitter.

Deployment, Use Cases, and Customer Success

Customers choose Aryaka because of their capability to deliver SD-WAN as an underlay and overlay MSP with the addition of a wholly owned private IP backbone which spans 40 PoP locations. Aryaka provides excellent latency and jitter performance across Global SaaS cloud applications.

One example of Aryaka in use is Solenis. Solenis has a global presence in over 100 countries and more than 5,000 employees. Their business faced significant challenges with their network infrastructure. Slow file transfers, delayed database syncing, and poor application performance were hindering critical business processes across order management and delivery. After evaluating various solutions, Solenis chose Aryaka’s SmartConnect SD-WAN-as-a-Service for its ability to guarantee application performance in remote regions.

Aryaka’s proprietary byte-level data deduplication algorithm, Advanced Redundancy Removal (ARR™), significantly improves network throughput by removing redundancy from WAN traffic. This has led to bandwidth utilisation reductions of up to 99% and a decrease in round trips by as much as 95% in some customer deployments.

The deployment of Aryaka’s SD-WAN solution enabled Solenis to significantly enhance the performance of its critical business applications.

Pros, Cons and Market Position of Aryaka SD-WAN

Pros of Aryaka SD-WANCons of Aryaka SD-WANMarket Position of Aryaka SD-WAN
Aryaka's SD-WAN is a fully managed service, which means businesses don't have to worry about managing their WAN infrastructure.Aryaka's SD-WAN is a managed service, which means businesses may have less control over their network infrastructure compared to a self-managed solution.Aryaka provides integrated SD-WAN and SASE functionality for global networking.
Aryaka's SD-WAN provides improved application performance through a combination of WAN optimisation techniques.While Aryaka's SD-WAN can lead to cost savings in some areas, such as reduced IT staff workload, the service itself can be expensive.Aryaka combines both technology vendors and managed service providers (therefore catering to customer’s tailored needs).
Aryaka's SD-WAN is easy to deploy and can be scaled up or down to meet changing business needs.With Aryaka's SD-WAN, businesses are dependent on Aryaka for their network infrastructure which could be viewed as a risk.Aryaka must continue to invest in its SASE portfolio to remain competitive against larger SD-WAN vendors and adapt to evolving market demands.

Future Directions and FAQ

Is Aryaka SD-WAN integrating AI?

Aryaka plans to integrate AI for network security and observability.

Future development

Whilst Aryaka does provide a fully managed service, it will likely require further investment into its SASE portfolio in order to compete with larger SD-WAN vendors.

How much does Aryaka SD-WAN cost? (USD)

Aryaka's SD-WAN solutions offer a range of services for diverse business needs, with pricing structured to match. The SmartConnect service, Aryaka's core SD-WAN offering, starts at $150 per site each month. This plan includes a network appliance, advanced application control and visibility, along with a fully managed service, providing a cost-effective option for global connectivity and application performance optimisation without a large initial expense. For businesses looking for an integrated network and security solution, Aryaka Prime begins at under $150 per site.

Fortinet SD-WAN
  1. Fortinet SD-WAN: Best for highly secure branch office and remote user requirements

Fortinet is known for their history of delivering highly rated Firewall capability via their custom ASIC WAN edge hardware. The Fortinet Secure SD-WAN product supports security sensitive cloud applications for both national and global enterprises across 31,000 customers.

Fortinet's Secure SD-WAN solution is also part of their Unified SASE offering, integrating SD-WAN and security components into a single platform.

Fortinet SD-WAN Setup and Onboarding

Expertise, Recognition, and Offerings

Fortinet was named a 2023 Gartner Peer Insights Customers' Choice for SD-WAN for the fourth consecutive year and received the highest reviews of all vendors in the SD-WAN market as of December 2022, with 96% of reviewers willing to recommend Fortinet's Secure SD-WAN solution.

Standout features include next-generation firewall (NGFW), advanced routing, and ZTNA application gateway functions to ensure branch-office, cloud SaaS applications and remote workers can all access resources without compromising security. Fortinet is currently recognised by Gartner within the SD-WAN magic quadrant.

Fortinet is best for companies with a need for branch-office and remote worker SD-WAN with extensive firewall capability requirements. We also note that Fortinet has been widely adopted by Service Providers and is offered as an MSP proposition.

Deployment, Use Cases, and Customer Success

TH True Milk transformed its network across 400 sites with Fortinet Secure SD-WAN. The solution improved connectivity for 3,000 users, boosted performance by 50x, and cut costs by 45% annually.

Deployment took minutes instead of days. Network tickets dropped by 70%. FortiManager and FortiAnalyzer provided single-pane management and reporting. With Fortinet, TH True Milk secured their network, optimised traffic, and delivered high application performance. The IT team can now easily monitor the network. Fortinet proved to be the best choice for performance, cost savings and ease of use.

Businesses should choose Fortinet if they require a strong WAN edge solution to support branch-offices and remote workers. If strong Zero-trust is at the core of your needs, with next generation Firewall, Fortinet is a good choice. Readers should note that DIY management requires significant expertise - Fortinet is available from numerous MSP's and service providers.

Pros and Cons of Fortinet SD-WAN

Pros of Fortinet SD-WANCons of Fortinet SD-WANMarket Position of Fortinet SD-WAN
Fortinet's Secure SD-WAN solution is known for its deeply integrated advanced security features. Unlike many SD-WAN solutions that require additional security overlays, Fortinet combines networking and traffic shaping with next-generation firewall capabilities in a single solutionWhile Fortinet aims to simplify WAN operations, SD-WAN architectures, in general, can be more complex to manage compared to traditional WAN solutions.Fortinet is recognised as a Leader in Gartner's Magic Quadrant.
Fortinet provides centralised management through FortiOS, which simplifies the operation and management of the WAN. This allows for zero-touch provisioning, enabling quick site deployment.Some organisations may find that the cost savings expected from SD-WAN are not fully realised, especially if they need to upgrade their existing infrastructure to support the SD-WAN platform.Fortinet has a strong market share via range channel partners.
Fortinet's are investing in their global AI assistant to help IT teams improve networking decisions.Although Fortinet's SD-WAN includes integrated security, it may still lack breadth of security offered by some of the newer SD-WAN vendor solutions.Fortinet are viewed as a cost effective provider with good ROI.

Future Directions and FAQ

Is Fortinet SD-WAN integrating AI?

Introduces enhanced AIOps capabilities across their SD-WAN, wired/wireless, and 5G/LTE gateway portfolio. This is in the form of a digital experience monitoring, an AI-based assistant, and improved internet and application performance.

How much does Fortinet SD-WAN cost? (USD)

For small setups, the 40F model starts at £950, while medium businesses might look at the 60F model priced at £1,250. Larger organisations have options like the 100F at £5,350, and for very large or enterprise-level needs, the 200F model is available at £12,250, showcasing a significant range based on capability needs, from SSL Inspection Throughputs of 310mb for smaller setups to 4gb for the largest configurations. Source:

Meraki SD-WAN
  1. Meraki SD-WAN: Best for orgnisations requiring an easy to manage solution

Meraki is known for their ability to deliver SD-WAN to branch-office and remote users with simplicity and unique features, including support for CCTV (smart cameras), sensors, cloud services, remote users and an excellent WiFi capability.

Meraki Site to Site VPN

Expertise, Recognition, and Offerings

One of their stand-out capabilities is their management interface together with AutoVPN, which enables the setup and deployment of SD-WAN in minutes.  Meraki deployments are also effective at supporting multiple Internet circuit types (including support for cellular) via their capability across failover and prioritisation using policy based routing and dynamic path selection. Meraki can deliver the complete solution across Wireless and Switching with unified SASE capability.

Meraki is viewed as the best solution for healthcare and retail. In part, this is due to their strong Wifi, CCTV and sensor capability which fits with the needs of these sectors. However, most business can leverage Meraki benefits, which include ease of configuration, strong partner support and significant product investment from Cisco.

Deployment, Use Cases, and Customer Success

Reading School District faced network management challenges with 19 schools to manage. The School switched to a full-stack Meraki solution, which included over 1,400 access points to enhance wireless coverage and simplify network management.

Mr Hiestand (the district's sole Network and Systems Administrator) needed an easily managed system without sacrificing performance. Meraki's solution provided a unified management dashboard, allowing for quick, district-wide updates and configurations to significantly reduce the potential for errors and administrative overhead. This shift has enabled the district to focus on improving classroom technology and student engagement.

For businesses requiring an SD-WAN for numerous branch-office sites, Meraki represents a good solution. CCTV, Wifi, and sensor technology are often a great fit for specific use-cases across the retail and healthcare sectors. Alongside these features is a good overall SASE capability, switching and remote user solution (using their mobile device management features).

Pros and Cons of Meraki SD-WAN

Pros of Meraki SD-WANCons of Meraki SD-WANMarket Position of Meraki SD-WAN
Meraki SD-WAN offers a user-friendly, web-based dashboard for managing the entire network.While Meraki SD-WAN is viewed as a cost-effective solution, some businesses report costs rise significantly as more features are required.Cisco Meraki SD-WAN has huge market presence with a large global partner base.
Meraki's Auto VPN technology simplifies the complex process of VPN configuration.Meraki's focus on simplicity and user-friendly design sometimes comes at the cost of granular control.Financial details about Cisco's specific investment in the SD-WAN market, including Meraki, are limited.
Strong CCTV and branch-office Wifi capability with excellent reporting.Meraki SD-WAN requires the use of Meraki hardware for its full set of features and benefits. Think carefully if your organisation is invested in other vendor solutions. 

Future Directions and FAQ

Is Cisco SD-WAN integrating AI?

Building their network platform from the cloud up for automation and AI, focusing on network health and intelligent recommendations. Meraki's product strategy includes focusing on AI networking, integrated security, scalability, and cloud onramp capabilities.

How much does Meraki SD-WAN cost? (USD)

Meraki offers a range of SD-WAN products and services, including the MX67 Secure SD-WAN Plus License at approximately $661.22 for a year's support, and the Enterprise License for site redundancy across three locations at about $17,000 for three years, alongside a comprehensive design, build, and managed service priced per day. Prices are based on recent exchange rates and may vary.

Cato Networks SD-WAN
  1. Cato SD-WAN: Best for global co-managed SD-WAN and SASE requirements

In Q3 2023, Cato were recognised by Gartner as a leader in their GigaOm report across product leadership. The Cato SD-WAN solution provides cloud-native SASE architecture to deliver a consistent level of service across all elements of their capability. In simple terms, Cato are delivering the complete Cloud stack across SASE and SD-WAN which reduces complexity.

Cato Netorks VPN Setup

Expertise, Recognition, and Offerings

While Cato can deliver fully managed services, most customers opt for co-managed, which ensures the core capability is setup and deployed but allows IT teams to quickly make the changes they need. Comparable to Aryaka, Cato operate a network of global PoP locations to enhance application and cloud access performance.

Cato is best for businesses which require global co-managed services. While Cato does offer fully managed services, their capability is more aligned with businesses requiring initial setup and support but, day to day control of the SD-WAN.

Deployment, Use Cases, and Customer Success

Brake Masters is a 71-site auto-repair chain, their business switched from MPLS to Cato's SD-WAN. The change increased bandwidth by 30x and ended weekly outages. The previous MPLS network bandwidth was low and they company was experiencing issues with lines poor Wi-Fi.

After comparing 10+ vendors, IT Director Steve Waibel picked Cato for their capability across setup, management and cost. The new solution enables proactive network monitoring. Steve praised Cato's affordability and ease of opening new locations - he says it greatly improves on their six years with MPLS.

It should, however, be noted that if your business is global and requires a fully featured end-to-end single vendor SASE and SD-WAN co-managed solution, it is important to understand that Cato is a solution which is not highly customisable which may mean complex Enterprise networks should look elsewhere for their SD-WAN solution.

Pros and Cons of Cato SD-WAN

Pros of Cato SD-WANCons of Cato SD-WANMarket Position of Cato SD-WAN
Cato SD-WAN is known for its simplicity and quick deployment capabilities. The Cato Socket, a key component of their SD-WAN solution, facilitates easy setup and immediate operational status, making the process hassle-free for businesses of all sizes.Cato Networks might lack some of the advanced features and the broad market acceptance that established competitors possess.In Q3 2023, Cato were recognised by Gartner as a leader in their GigaOm report across product leadership.
Cato integrates comprehensive security features directly into its SD-WAN solution, including a Secure Web Gateway, advanced anti-malware, and Intrusion Prevention System (IPS).Unlike Aryaka, customers must research and purchase their own underlay connectivity (ISP services).Cato Networks has been continuously adding new features, with SSL inspection in the cloud being released in 2021. This commitment to ongoing innovation demonstrates that Cato Networks is dedicated to staying ahead of the curve and delivering cutting-edge solutions to its customers.
Cato offers a global private backbone that significantly enhances the performance of international traffic.To fully leverage Cato's SD-WAN solution, some organisations might need to replace their current network infrastructure or make significant changes to it.In 2017, Cato Networks' SD-WAN was recognized for its cloud-native architecture and the potential of its upcoming SASE features.

Future Directions and FAQ

Is Cato SD-WAN integrating AI?

Cato Networks is actively exploring the use of Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to enhance the security and effectiveness of their Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) product, which includes its SD-WAN solution.

How much does Cato SD-WAN cost? (USD)

We do not have specific examples of Cato SD-WAN pricing but, Fisher & Company, an automotive company, was able to lower its connectivity costs by 70% by using Cato's SD-WAN instead of MPLS. They were previously spending $27,000/month for a managed, secure MPLS service, with a 10 Mbps U.S. to Mexico connection alone costing $7,000/month.

  1. VMware SD-WAN: Best for global application performance

VMware's work within the virtualisation market means they are a well recognised and respected brand in the networking space. With the purchase of VeloCloud, VMware has integrated an SD-WAN and SASE capability to create a number of features.

VMware Reporting Overview

Expertise, Recognition, and Offerings

One of these features is dynamic multi-path optimisation with access to a network of global gateways meaning their solution has been adopted by their existing multinational customer base. Similar to Cisco SD-WAN, VMware is also capable of network segmentation which is aligned well with significant cloud capability

VMware are best for global businesses that require the best possible application performance. With global Internet connected gateways, VMware are recognised for their ability to ensure applications traverse the Internet with low latency.

Deployment, Use Cases, and Customer Success

First, if you are a current customer of VMware with Global requirements, VMware should make your shortlist. The global network of cloud gateways are connected to multiple ISP's which in turn is leveraged by their dynamic multi-path SD-WAN application routing meaning Global Enterprises should also consider the VMware solution. Readers should note that VMware is typically available via Service Providers which presents a further comparison task when conducting research.

Stolt-Nielsen replaced its complex MPLS network with VMware SD-WAN through Expereo. The old setup had issues with cost, flexibility, and management across 40+ global sites.

VMware SD-WAN connected Stolt-Nielsen's apps and guarantees quality across their users. The SD-WAN solution supports easy M&A integration too. Rollout took just 3 months, down from 1 year. with sites seeing a major bandwidth and speed boost.

New sites now take days, not months to install which offers significant agility. Management is also simpler with 1 portal vs. 6+ used previously.

Pros and Cons of VMware SD-WAN

Pros of VMware SD-WANCons of VMware SD-WANMarket Position of VMWare SD-WAN
VMware SD-WAN enhances application performance across the network by leveraging dynamic multi-path optimisation.VMware SD-WAN does not provide an integrated solution for WLAN, LAN, and network security within a single offering.Recognised as a Leader in Gartner's Magic Quadrant.
The platform integrates comprehensive security features, including end-to-end segmentation, advanced threat protection, and the ability to insert security services wherever needed.Some users have found VMware SD-WAN to be costly and have expressed concerns about the lack of transparent pricing information.Roadmap is aligned with current and emerging customer needs, including cloud transport and AI functionality.
VMware SD-WAN supports a highly scalable and flexible network architecture.While VMware SD-WAN is praised for its features and performance, some users have reported challenges with finding comprehensive documentation and receiving support for complex issues.Recognised for strong customer experience based on Gartner client interactions, Peer Insights data, and high Net Promoter Score.

Future Directions and FAQ

Is VMWare SD-WAN integrating AI?

VMware is integrating AI and ML into their SD-WAN solution to enhance network operations and application performance. The Edge Network Intelligence delivers enhanced AIOps capabilities to reduce SD-WAN operations costs and provide visibility to end-to-end application performance.

How much does VMware SD-WAN cost? (USD)

VMware's SD-WAN offerings include the VeloCloud Premium Edition with a 1-year subscription for 1 Gbps bandwidth at $6,831.99, and the Enterprise Edition priced at $4,779, alongside a 5-year 10 Gbps bandwidth plan with support at $15,728, and variable pricing for the 10 Mbps production support edition between $326 and $928. The UK Government Digital Marketplace lists VMware SD-WAN at £438.45 annually.

Masergy (Comcast) SD-WAN
  1. Masergy SD-WAN: Best global SD-WAN provider offering managed services

The first true traditional service provider to make our list of best SD-WAN providers. Netify have worked successfully with Masergy (now Comcast) since 2010, as customers of large telcos became disgruntled with service and support.

Masergy SD-WAN Changing Bandwidth

Expertise, Recognition, and Offerings

Not only does Masergy offer highly rated support, they also operate one of the highest performing global backbones across latency and jitter. We note the capability of Masergy's AIOps and Network Analytics to deliver actionable insights into network security and application performance. There's also integrated SASE security which is delivered by their UTM (Unified Threat Management), NGFW (Next Generation Firewall) with advanced IDS (Intrusion Detection System). The entire Masergy capability is wrapped into fully managed services which is capable of delivering connectivity across their own backbone of via OTT (Over the Top) where Masergy will SLA 3rd party Internet connectivity.

Deployment, Use Cases, and Customer Success

Customers looking to outsource managed services to a traditional service provider should consider Masergy. The Masergy capability integrates fully managed SD-WAN and SASE security across a global infrastructure with flexible managed service options. All backed up by a high Net Promoter score.

Eurostar runs high-speed trains linking England, France and Belgium. The goal of engaging Masergy was to migrate critical apps to Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud meaning that the network is vital for access and security.

With a small IT team, Eurostar wanted a managed provider to support this shift. It needed an MSP with traffic engineering, bandwidth on demand, and strong cybersecurity. Masergy created a custom software-defined WAN with direct AWS links, which intelligently delivers primary and backup connectivity globally. Eurostar can adjust bandwidth in real time as needed.

Masergy are best for global service provider managed services. The combination of their backbone, adoption of AIOps, and high Net Promoter score means your applications perform well and your solution support is firmly in place for when issues occur.

Pros and Cons of Masergy SD-WAN

Pros of Masergy SD-WANCons of Masergy SD-WANMarket Position of Masergy SD-WAN
Masergy SD-WAN includes built-in security capabilities such as next-generation firewalls with Unified Threat Management (UTM), advanced Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), and end-to-end IPsec data encryption.While Masergy SD-WAN offers a comprehensive set of features and managed services, the cost can be a significant factor for some businesses.Recognised for their pioneering approach in managed SD-WAN services.
Masergy offers a global network that ensures high performance and reliability for SD-WAN sites, committing to 100% service availability for SD-WAN sites configured for high availability and for direct cloud connections architected for redundancy.While Masergy's managed SD-WAN service is designed to simplify network management, it may also result in limited visibility and control for businesses that prefer to have hands-on management of their network.Designed for companies seeking a single provider global network for their bespoke SD-WAN design and deployment.
High Net Promoter score recognising their ability to deliver excellent customer service.Masergy's service and support does carry a premium, businesses looking for low cost SD-WAN should look elsewhere.The best-of-breed approach relies on external vendors for certain security and network functionalities.

Future Directions and FAQ

Is Masergy SD-WAN integrating AI?

Masergy has introduced AIOps, an industry-first integrated AI-based solution for network, security, and application optimisation. This digital assistant, embedded into Masergy's Intelligent Service Control customer portal, acts as a virtual engineer, providing intelligent alerts and recommendations to enhance application performance, predict bandwidth needs, and optimise network throughput using anomaly detection and predictive analytics.

How much does Masergy SD-WAN cost? (USD)

Masergy SD-WAN ServiceEstimated Monthly Cost Per Location
SD-WAN as a Service$100 to $200

We hope to research pricing further during 2024. Masergy do not publish SD-WAN pricing data.

Versa SD-WAN
  1. Versa SD-WAN: Best for Service Provider delivered SD-WAN and SASE

Versa SD-WAN offers true multi-tenancy with sophisticated and customisable analytics and reporting. These features mean that Versa is widely adopted by service providers which, in turn, deliver managed services to their customer base.

Versa also offers a Unified SASE solution that natively integrates SD-WAN and SSE components into a single architectural framework.

Versa SASE NGFW Setup

Expertise, Recognition, and Offerings

Versa is also capable of delivering highly complex requirements along side standardised SD-WAN features to meet the needs of most organisations. Where simpler requirements are concerned, Versa is one of the most cost effective solutions on the market which is capable of offering a broad set of SASE and SD-WAN features.

Gartner recognise Versa within the leader section of their magic quadrant, which is part due to highly capable UTM (Unified Threat Management) and their single pass architecture which is designed to reduce latency.

Versa are best for national companies with generalised needs. The Versa capability is excellent across all SD-WAN features from SASE security to traffic optimisation. Although Versa is used for Global companies, we would recommend their solution for national requirements.

Deployment, Use Cases, and Customer Success

Versa is a cost effective alternative to the usual suspects of Meraki and Fortinet. There's no IP backbone to leverage with Versa but the solution is delivered via their Cloud presence. There is a focus on SASE security, Versa have been recognised by Gartner for their approach to networking and security. Overall, Versa should be selected based on their strong application steering and comprehensive SASE solution.

A global financial services firm transformed their complex, hardware-dependent WAN into an agile software-defined network using Versa SD-WAN Platform-as-a-Service.

The dual-management solution allowed the company to maintain control over configurations while the service provider handled uCPE deployment and monitoring.

Key benefits included optimised bandwidth usage, intelligent traffic steering, centralised orchestration and integrated security. The Versa Secure Cloud IP platform enabled the firm to achieve its goals of a topology- and vendor-agnostic network that supports both on-premises and cloud applications with scalability and automation.

Pros and Cons of Versa SD-WAN

Pros of Versa SD-WANCons of Versa SD-WANMarket Position of Versa SD-WAN
Versa SD-WAN offers a unified solution that integrates advanced security services, such as next-generation firewalls and Unified Threat Management (UTM), with its SD-WAN capabilities.Some users have reported that the management interface of Versa SD-WAN can be complex and overwhelming.Recognised as a Leader in Gartner's Magic Quadrant.
Versa's SD-WAN solution features dynamic policy-based path selection, which optimises application performance by intelligently routing traffic based on real-time network conditions.Versa SD-WAN has been noted to lack substantial WAN optimisation functionality.Unified SASE market share leader based on Dell’Oro Group Q3 2023 report.
Versa SD-WAN provides a range of deployment options, including on-premises, cloud, and blended models.Versa SD-WAN is perceived to have a lower market presence and visibility outside of the service provider realm. 

Future Directions and FAQ

Versa Networks has introduced AI and ML-powered enhancements across its product line, including its SD-WAN solutions. These advancements leverage sophisticated analytics and true multi-tenancy to provide enhanced networking and security capabilities.

How much does Versa SD-WAN cost? (USD)

Versa Networks offers SD-WAN services such as Versa Secure Access, providing secure SD-WAN access for remote users from $10 monthly per user, and the Versa Cloud Services Gateway 730 priced at $1,000, with the WLAN access variant at $1,400. 

Palo Alto (Prisma) SD-WAN
  1. Palo Alto SD-WAN: Best companies with specific SASE security requirements

Palo Alto (Prisma SD-WAN), a leader in the Gartner magic quadrant, is used by large Enterprise customers with complex or granular cybersecurity requirements. With this in mind, Palo is often viewed as difficult to setup and configure due to the need to meet the demands of complicated security architecture.

Palo Alto Networks' Prisma SD-WAN is part of their Unified SASE solution, combining SD-WAN and security services.

Palo Alto Prisma SD-WAN Link Health

Expertise, Recognition, and Offerings

Palo Alto SD-WAN won CRN's 2022 SD-WAN Product of the Year Award and has been recognised for continued innovation and leadership position by industry analysts like Frost & Sullivan and Gartner.

The core capability of Palo Alto SD-WAN surrounds their next generation Firewall offering but there are enhancements arriving to keep pace with SD-WAN innovations. These include packet duplication and FEC (Forward Error Correction) to help improve delay sensitive application performance. Over the next 18 months, Palo Alto Networks have stated their intent to enhance application acceleration, SASE enhancements and FEC and packet duplication.

Palo Alto is generally best for organisations which have a need to leverage their next generation SASE security capability. Companies are aware of their strong history and security focus over many years. The Palo SD-WAN solution has been tested across application aware routing demonstrating their commitment to SD-WAN features.

Your business should shortlist Palo Alto if you have complex and specific security needs. Palo is also recognised as a vendor for large Global Enterprise businesses - Gartner have stated that Palo has a focus on the larger corporate market.

Deployment, Use Cases, and Customer Success

Nuffield Health transformed their cybersecurity strategy by partnering with Palo Alto Networks. By deploying Palo Alto Networks ML-Powered Next-Generation Firewalls, Prisma Access and Cortex XSOAR.

The Palo integrated solution delivers secure, direct-to-app connectivity for patients, members, and customers across Nuffield's 37 hospitals and 114 fitness and wellbeing centres.

Prisma Access provides scalable protection without the complexity of sizing and deploying firewalls at each location, while Cortex XSOAR automates routine security tasks.

Pros and Cons of Palo Alto SD-WAN

Pros of Palo Alto Networks Prisma SD-WANCons of Palo Alto SD-WANMarket Position of Palo Alto SD-WAN
Palo Alto Networks Prisma SD-WAN (formerly CloudGenix) is recognised for its innovation, particularly in AI operations, granular policy control, and visibility.One of the drawbacks noted by users is the pricing, especially for licensing large numbers of people.Recognised as a Leader in Gartner's Magic Quadrant.
Palo Alto SD-WAN provides comprehensive visibility into network traffic, allowing easy identification and prioritisation of applications and their traffic.While Palo Alto SD-WAN is capable in many aspects, it has limited capabilities in certain technical areas, such as TCP and WAN optimisation features.Recognised for recent and planned innovations across AIOps, visibility, and granular policy control, with potential game-changing capabilities.
The platform is noted for its above-average customer experience ratings and a strong understanding of both current and future customer requirements.The existence of multiple SD-WAN products under the Palo Alto umbrella can lead to market confusion.Acquired CloudGenix in 2020 to expand and enhance their SD-WAN offerings.

Future Directions and FAQ

Is Palo Alto SD-WAN integrating AI?

Palo Alto Networks recognises the importance of Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the evolution of SD-WAN, emphasising their role in automating operations and enhancing network performance. By embedding AI and ML into SD-WAN solutions, networks can process massive amounts of data and gain a deeper understanding of network and application performance, leading to a smarter, self-healing, and self-driving network that requires minimal human intervention.

How much does Palo Alto SD-WAN cost? (USD)

Product DescriptionList Price (USD)
SD-WAN subscription 5-year prepaid, PA-7080$378,000.00
SD-WAN subscription 5-year prepaid for device in an HA pair, PA-7080$333,000.00
SD-WAN subscription 5-year prepaid, PA-7050$303,000.00
SD-WAN subscription 5-year prepaid for device in an HA pair, PA-7050$267,000.00
SD-WAN subscription 3-year prepaid, PA-7080$227,000.00
SD-WAN subscription 3-year prepaid for device in an HA pair, PA-7080$200,000.00
SD-WAN subscription 5-year prepaid, PA-5280$160,000.00
SD-WAN subscription 3-year prepaid renewal, PA-3260$17,275.00
SD-WAN subscription 5 year prepaid for device in an HA pair, PA-3250$15,400.00
PA-5260 Lab Unit First Year Service Bundle$15,000.00
SD-WAN subscription 5-year prepaid, PA-3220$14,400.00
QuickStart Service for SD-WAN - Hub Deployment$14,000.00

Please note that these prices are subject to change and may vary based on the specific configuration, additional features, and any applicable discounts or promotions.

Barracuda SD-WAN
  1. Barracuda SD-WAN: Best for companies with a focus on Microsoft Azure

Barracuda is a North American centric SD-WAN vendor with global presence. The Barracuda core value proposition surrounds their CloudGen Firewall and SecureEdge products. In 2023 and 2024, Barracuda have significantly enhanced their overall SASE features. With approximately 1500 Enterprise customers, the business is known for the cloud-native integration of Microsoft Azure.

Barracuda SD-WAN MS Azure Cloud Setup

Expertise, Recognition, and Offerings

Barracuda is best for companies with a focus on cloud vendor integration, especially Microsoft Azure. Alongside native cloud integration, Barracuda also offer significant capabilities across threat protection and cloud based sandboxing to help with malware and zero-hour attacks.

Enhancements also include improvements to reporting, analytics and cloud based-XDR. The CudaLaunch application is designed to secure remote worker connectivity while enforcing policies

If your business is heavily invested in Microsoft Azure, Barracuda is an excellent choice due to their native in-built capability and relationship with Microsoft. This is particularly beneficial for businesses also using Microsoft Office 365 due to route prioritisation.

Deployment, Use Cases, and Customer Success

Hubo improved their  network security by implementing Barracuda CloudGen Firewall across 150 stores. Transitioning to an SD-WAN architecture with local internet breakouts, Hubo aimed to enhance connectivity, regulate traffic, and streamline network management across their small IT team.

In collaboration with one of Barracuda's certified  partners, Hubo deployed the CloudGen Firewall, managed via the NextGen Control Center platform. Hugo noted how applying a global ruleset allowed efficient settings migration and changes across locations.

The solution provided end-to-end visibility for effective network monitoring, issue troubleshooting, and threat detection. Hubo's IT team is well-prepared to protect against sophisticated cyber threats.

Deploying the Barracuda CloudGen Firewall has transformed Hubo's network security approach, offering granular control, and user-friendly management.

Pros and Cons of Barracuda SD-WAN

Pros of Barracuda SD-WANCons of Barracuda SD-WANMarket Position of Barracuda SD-WAN
Barracuda SD-WAN incorporates multi-layered, next-generation security features, including cloud-based full emulation sandboxing.Despite its benefits, Barracuda SD-WAN is noted to be quite expensive.Recognised as a niche player in Gartner's Magic Quadrant.
Barracuda's SD-WAN solution is designed for ease of use, offering out-of-the-box configurations and zero-touch deployment.While Barracuda SD-WAN is designed to boost network performance, it has shown some limitations in handling link redundancy.Barracuda's partnership with Microsoft is a unique strength. Leveraging Microsoft Azure and collaborating closely with Microsoft on security solutions indicates a strategic advantage.
Barracuda SD-WAN is fully cloud-native to Azure, leveraging Microsoft's Global Network as a WAN backbone.Barracuda is viewed as primarily a North American centric organisation.

How much does Barracuda SD-WAN cost? (USD)

Barracuda SD-WAN ProductDescriptionList Price
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall F180Next-Generation Firewalls for Distributed Enterprises with Advanced Threat Detection$2,128.00
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall F-SeriesFirewalling, IPS, URL filtering, dual antivirus, and application control$604.20 to $3,040.00

Please note that these prices are subject to change and may vary based on the specific configuration, additional features, and any applicable discounts or promotions.


SD-WAN Quick Comparison Matrix

  1. Cisco SD-WAN (Viptela)
  1. Aryaka SD-WAN
  1. Fortinet SD-WAN
  1. Meraki SD-WAN
  1. Cato Networks SD-WAN
SASE IntegrationIntegrates with Cisco Umbrella for cloud-delivered security services.Unified SASE services with managed firewall, secure web gateway, and secure remote access.FortiSASE offers networking and security functionalities in a unified platform.Seamless integration with Cisco's SASE technologies for a unified network and security platform.SD-WAN capabilities integrated with WAN backbone and cloud-based security services.
SD-WAN ArchitectureAbstracted architecture with control and forwarding plane separation across network resources. Includes Cisco vEdge and XE SD-WAN routers.FlexCore global Layer 2/3 backbone network, offering tiered performance and availability.Scalable, redundant design with multiple transport options including MPLS and broadband.Cloud-based management with hub-and-spoke topology, utilising Meraki MX appliances.Cloud-native software stack minimising edge-compute requirements, global private backbone.
Technology ManagementManaged via Cisco vManage for centralised control, supporting REST and NETCONF communication.MyAryaka portal for intuitive, intent-based forwarding rules and policy definition.Centralised management console for streamlined configuration and management.Cisco Meraki dashboard for granular control over SD-WAN infrastructure in a cloud-native environment.Cloud-based application for single-pane-of-glass management of networking and security infrastructure.
Core NetworkGlobal scale operation with cloud-based network connectivity management, flexible architecture.Secure PoPs with integrated WAN acceleration and optimisation, sub-30ms latency to major business areas.Security-driven network approach, designed for cloud-first and hybrid workforces.Engineered for cloud-first enterprises, blending SD-WAN functionality with security features.Global private backbone designed to replace MPLS, optimising cloud application access.
DifferentiatorsAdvanced routing capabilities, global support network, integration with Cisco's security portfolio.Global FlexCore network, sophisticated end-to-end application and network optimisation technology.Specialised hardware for performance optimisation, self-healing capabilities, application identification.Cloud-centric management, user-friendly dashboard, integration with Cisco's security portfolio.Integrated SD-WAN and security solution with a global backbone, cloud-based security services.

Vendor comparison 6-10

  1. VMware SD-WAN
  1. Masergy (Comcast) SD-WAN
  1. Versa Secure SD-WAN
  1. Palo Alto Networks SD-WAN
  1. Barracuda Secure SD-WAN
SASE IntegrationVMware SASE integration for cloud-native network security and connectivity.Aligns with Gartner’s SASE model, offering tiered security options including next-gen cloud firewalls.Versa SASE integration for continuous security across multiple access points.Centralised management of network security policies, traffic segmentation, and built-in encryption.Integrates next-generation firewall capabilities for comprehensive threat protection.
SD-WAN ArchitectureCloud-native architecture supporting edge computing, AI integration for simplified operations.Flexibility in network connectivity with options for public, private, and 5G wireless access.Single software platform offering multi-layered security and multi-cloud connectivity.Cloud and virtual machine setups on universal customer premises equipment.Combines advanced VPN routing, balancing, and shaping features for optimised performance.
Technology ManagementCloud-native platform with AI for IT operations (AIOps) capabilities for proactive network management.Masergy’s management portal offers a single-pane-of-glass view into network and cloud application delivery.AI/ML integration for a self-managing, self-healing, and predictive networking solution.Assists with planning of SD-WAN configuration, including branch and hub communications.Zero-touch deployment for SecureEdge site devices, requiring no local expertise for setup.
Core NetworkPart of VMware SASE offering, with expanded PoPs for better cloud connectivity.Direct connections to the cloud with 100% service availability SLA, secure access to cloud applications.Carrier-class, flexible, agile, and innovative approach in the NFV market.Improved reliability, better performance, and enhanced security for IoT integration.Ensures fast, always-on access to business-critical applications on-premises and in the cloud.
DifferentiatorsCloud-native design, expansive global PoP network, enhanced performance for voice and video applications.24/7 monitoring, software-defined network for enhanced reliability, AI-powered analytics.Flexibility to scale network resources, multi-tenancy, unified network management.Prisma Access integration for a unified security posture, AI/ML-driven operations for predictive analytics.CloudGen WAN integration for optimised cloud application performance, automated threat protection.
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Table of contents

Robert Sturt, writer for Techtarget and Forbes, has hands-on tested each vendor and service provider. This list of best SD-WAN solutions has been curated based on our experience of SD-WAN capability that matches the needs of most organisations. Within each vendor or provider listing, we have included a link to the hands on test completed by Robert. 

Table of contents

  1. Who are the best SD-WAN vendors in 2024?
  2. Overview of Cisco Systems SD-WAN
  3. Overview of Aryaka SD-WAN
  4. Overview of Fortinet SD-WAN
  5. Overview of Meraki SD-WAN
  6. Overview of Cato Networks SD-WAN
  7. Overview of VMware SD-WAN
  8. Overview of Masergy (Comcast) SD-WAN
  9. Overview of Versa SD-WAN
  10. Overview of Palo Alto SD-WAN
  11. Overview of Barracuda SD-WAN
  12. Top 10 SD-WAN Vendors: Comparison Matrix
  13. How does the Netify SD-WAN comparison tool work?
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