09/24/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 09/24/2021 11:33
Earlier this week, VMware shared that we were named as a Leader in the 2021 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for WAN Edge Infrastructure for the fourth year in a row. I am once again happy to announce that VMware has been recognized in the 2021 Gartner Critical Capabilities™ for WAN Edge Infrastructure report. Click here to download the report.
VMware received the highest score among 18 vendors for the Cloud-First WAN use case, reflecting our belief that moving to the cloud is and will be critically important for enterprises to succeed at the evolving WAN edge.
The use cases in the 2021 Gartner Critical Capabilities for WAN Edge Infrastructure report are:
Strong security for the WAN edge
When enterprise employees can work from anywhere, enterprise networks need solid security and ultra-low latency no matter where their workers or apps are physically located. There is a demonstrated need to move security stacks and applications to the cloud, creating fast "onramps" that bring users and software closer together.
As a result of our large investment in security features, VMware is among the Leaders in the Security-sensitive WAN category this year. This signifies our commitment to the "secure" component of secure access service edge (SASE).
VMware SD-WAN™ is a component of VMware SASE™, which converges cloud networking and security, delivered as a cloud-hosted service. It enables reliable, more secure, and efficient access for users located anywhere to applications on any cloud, while protecting users and infrastructure against internal and external threats. Looking to the future of work and the future of the WAN edge
Looking to the future of work and the future of the WAN edgeIn the Critical Capabilities report, Gartner offers a few assumptions and predictions for the WAN edge market:
Gartner citation and disclosure
Gartner, Critical Capabilities for WAN Edge Infrastructure, Jonathan Forest, Andrew Lerner, Naresh Singh, Evan Zeng, 20 September 2021
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