Square Enix, Tilney, Medivet, CDC, Permira and others all started their WAN investigations by using the Netify SD WAN online quiz. Simple to use, the tool is quite possibly the quickest method of shortlisting SD WAN vendors.
All you need is 90 seconds to take the quiz which offers a simple way for IT teams to shortlist SD WAN & SASE security vendors. Answer a selection of questions, the tool will run some logic and display the vendors we believe will fit your business needs.
Answer a handful of questions to receive instant vendor recommendations based on our logic. At the end of the assessment, you'll be able to send the vendor a message or request their capability PDF. Please consider using one of these options to support Netify. Funded by our partners, Netify is 100% free to use.
SD WAN is purchased directly from vendors, traditional service providers, resellers or integrators. How businesses procures SD WAN is quite a contentious topic with almost 90% of vendors selling only via channel partners.
SASE security (Secure Access Service Edge) is typically built into vendor solutions, integrated via a 3rd party specialist or may not be a current requirement for VPN only deployments. If your business requirements consist of local Internet breakout across sites and remote users, SASE is a necessity.
SD WAN solutions are capable of supporting requirements from simple to highly complex global networks. Certain vendors are better suited to large Global Enterprise business.
Some SD WAN vendors offer direct connection to major cloud vendors which include AWS, Azure and Google. Others use traffic optimisation to route traffic via the most optimal path based on destination across both major cloud providers and other cloud applications such as CRM.
Vendors range from solutions which are created based on using pure Internet routing, public gateways and vendors with their own private backbone. The benefit of public and private gateways depends on your proximity to their local PoPs. If your business is national or consists of locations some distance from the vendors gateways or backbones, there may be limited value.
Businesses that have experienced poor service from an incumbent provider or contracts which do not co-terminate (telco lock-in) may prefer to separate out the overlay (vendor) from the underlay (connectivity). You must be mindful when buying from a service provider with legacy processes which could remove some of the agility from SD WAN.
We recommend particular vendors depending on your regional office locations.
While leading brands may appear to be the obvious well trodden path, SD WAN is attracting startups and niche players. The procurement of SD WAN is different compared to MPLS based VPN services, there is much less of a risk when buying from lesser known solutions.
There are numerous reasons for buying SD WAN, most of which are based around the typical options on this page.
Netify is fully funded by our vendor partners which means our platform is 100% free to use. Booking a free Netify Zoom call supports us and is the easiest way to establish SD WAN & SASE vendor use cases vs your business.
Our researchers write for Forbes and Techtarget as WAN procurement experts, an ideal way to leverage their knowledge to shortlist vendors.
On the next page, the Netify tool will instantly display your SD WAN recommendations. We offer the capability book Zoom demos or request your local sales contact.