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VMware receives highest product scores in two of three use cases in Gartner's Critical Capabilities for WAN Edge Infrastructure

VMware is the highest ranked vendor for both midsize enterprise/regional and large global WAN use cases.

PALO ALTO, Calif., 13 Dec 2018
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VMware (NYSE: VMW), a leading innovator in enterprise software, today announced it has received the highest product scores for two of the three defined use cases in Gartner's Critical Capabilities for WAN Edge Infrastructure(1).

VMware was recently recognised as a leader in the inaugural Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure(2). That report, profiling 20 vendors, recognised VMware as a leader in both ability to execute and completeness of vision, and VMware's position was placed furthest for completeness of vision. Download the Gartner Critical Capabilities for WAN Edge Infrastructure report here.

"With this latest recognition, we believe that we continue to demonstrate VMware NSX SD-WAN by VeloCloud is the industry-leading SD-WAN offering, helping to drive WAN transformation with customers and partners," said Sanjay Uppal, vice-president and general manager, VeloCloud Business Unit, VMware.

"VMware NSX SD-WAN enables unprecedented visibility and control of on-premises, data centre and cloud applications via a powerful business policy mechanism, integrates on-premises and cloud security services under the same policy control, and has unparalleled support for real-time applications, including voice, video, VDI and IOT, making it a complete solution for organisations in any region and across every industry."

VMware NSX SD-WAN is the industry's most widely deployed branch and edge connectivity platform that enables simple, agile and more secure branch connectivity for thousands of customers globally. VMware NSX SD-WAN combines the economics and flexibility of a real-time network overlay with the deployment speed, scale and automation of cloud-delivered services.

The VMware NSX SD-WAN ecosystem includes industry leaders such as AT&T, AWS, Check Point, Forcepoint, Fortinet, Google Cloud Platform, IBM Security, Macquarie Telecom, MetTel, Microsoft, Palo Alto Networks, Sprint, Symantec, TelePacific, Telstra, Windstream, Zscaler and more.

With VMware NSX SD-WAN, organisations of all sizes and in any industry can support application growth, network agility, and simplified branch implementations, and optimise access to cloud data centres and SaaS applications. VMware NSX SD-WAN is available as a service or as an on-premises software solution through a channel network, including service providers, value-added resellers and system integrators.

Additional resources

(1) Source: Gartner, Inc, Critical Capabilities for WAN Edge Infrastructure, Mark Fabbi, Bjarne Munch, Mike Toussaint, December 3, 2018

(2) Source: Gartner, Inc, Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure, Joe Skorupa, Andrew Lerner, Christian Canales, Mike Toussaint, October 18, 2018.

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VMware software powers the world's complex digital infrastructure. The company's compute, cloud, mobility, networking and security offerings provide a dynamic and efficient digital foundation to over 500 000 customers globally, aided by an ecosystem of 75 000 partners. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, this year VMware celebrates 20 years of breakthrough innovation benefiting business and society. For more information, please visit

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