CloudGenix Recognized as a Visionary in the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure
SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 30, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CloudGenix, the SD-WAN leader for the enterprise, has been recognized as a Visionary in the WAN Edge Magic Quadrant for 2018 published by Gartner. CloudGenix uniquely provides an Application-defined SD-WAN that powers cloud, SaaS, and UCaaS migrations and transforms the economics of the WAN. By understanding application and network behavior using data science, CloudGenix automates networking.
The report notes, “WAN edge infrastructure provides network functions that support connectivity for distributed locations (typically branches). This market includes functionality that Gartner defines as routers, secure routers, firewalls, WOCs, WAN path controllers and SD-WAN”. According to CloudGenix CEO Kumar Ramachandran, “We see the world differently than legacy vendors that are trying to provide barely good enough solutions across networking and security domains, usually forcing customers into a compromise. CloudGenix provides best of breed SD-WAN, secure routing, application analytics, and WAN path control while enabling best of breed security to be integrated on its platform. Customers gain the benefits of industry leading security solutions without deploying any additional hardware or software in the remote office. This unique approach allows customers to preserve freedom of choice in security instead of being forced to compromise with a security solution from the legacy WAN vendor. CloudGenix delivers on the promise of Freedom for IT – freedom from carrier dependency, freedom to choose best of breed security, and the freedom to use any cloud. We are proud that Gartner has recognized CloudGenix as a Visionary in the WAN Edge Magic Quadrant.”
Unlike legacy “barely good enough products, co-located in a box” approaches, CloudGenix AppFabric helps integrate best of breed security solutions through a comprehensive DevOps ecosystem and programmability. Using this approach, customers gain the benefits of industry leading security solutions without deploying any additional hardware or software to the remote office. This approach not only reduces costs and complexity, but also provides a very powerful model for extending security as threat vectors evolve.
“When implementing multiple functions such as security and networking, IT organizations have two distinct classes of solutions. One is a single-vendor box with multiple functions, each of which is barely ‘good enough’, and the other is a set of best of breed functionality that is elegantly integrated. Historically, customers have had to consider compromises with ‘good enough’ solutions because best of breed could be challenging to integrate. Today, the IT environment is at an inflection point driven by the broad implementation of technologies such as APIs, cloud-based models, and application-policy focus. This allows deploying validated best of breed solutions with ease, delivering best-in-class IT and freedom from vendor lock-in. IT organizations need to recognize this fundamental change and think outside of the good enough box,” said Jim Metzler, Principal Analyst at Ashton-Metzler.
CloudGenix ( www.cloudgenix.com ) is the software-defined wide-area network (SD-WAN) leader, revolutionizing networking by transforming legacy WANs into a radically simplified, secure, application-defined fabric and unified hybrid WAN. Enabling application-specific, service-level agreements (SLAs), CloudGenix controls network application performance based upon application-performance SLAs and business priority. CloudGenix ION (Instant-On Network) simplifies how WANs are designed and managed, enabling customers to build “networks without networking,” and achieve more than twice the performance at less than half the cost while extending data center-class security to the network edge. Founded in 2013 by a team that has delivered industry-leading products in networking, SDN, cloud, security and web-scale applications, CloudGenix serves world-class financial services, legal, retail and technology organizations.