By Prashanth Shenoy & Justin Barney

We are proud to announce that Cisco has been named a Leader in the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure. Cisco continues to help businesses of all sizes accelerate their journey to the cloud in a secure manner, and achieve a necessary degree of business resiliency in the age of the Next Normal.

Cisco’s WAN Edge solutions enable our customers to seamlessly migrate toward a Secure Access Services Edge (“SASE”) architecture, delivering real business value for businesses during times of change and uncertainty. Digital services have shown themselves to be critical in times of distress, such as government-mandated shutdowns and environmental disaster. Our unique SASE offering is meant to help business of all kinds navigate these uncharted waters and is based on thirty years of continuous innovation in this space. We understand how networking and security needs are changing. Important transformations, such as moving business-critical applications to the cloud, automating factory operations, or offering consumer mobile services, must be underpinned with effective SASE architectures. We are helping our customers, and partners, achieve this with the following:

SASE Archtiecture

Cisco SD-WAN

We believe Cisco offers the best in software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN). Our solutions provide customers secure access, the best user experience, and end to end visibility when connecting to cloud applications—while also reducing costs. Features such as transport independence that includes 5G helps connect businesses to the cloud, while true zero-touch provisioning simplifies setup and lowers operating costs. Cisco also offers an unmatched set of service offerings around the globe to ensure customers and partners receive the right level of support to generate a strong ROI from their deployment.  Cisco SD-WAN gives customers the flexibility, visibility and control they need to ensure long-term success.

Cisco Security

Cisco is a leading provider delivering cloud security and multifactor authentication solutions that help form a  SASE architecture. Our cloud-delivered security service has been rapidly expanding as result of the market shifts.

Cisco Umbrella simplifies network security by helping customers secure internet access and control cloud app usage across their network, branch offices, and roaming users. Umbrella unifies DNS-layer protection, secure web gateway, firewall, and cloud access security broker (CASB) functionality, enabling you to deliver the right level of security anywhere your users work.

Businesses can also proactively reduce the risk of a data breach with Cisco Duo adaptive multi-factor authentication (MFA). With this zero-trust network access solution, customers can verify users’ identities, gain visibility into every device accessing the network, and enforce adaptive policies to secure every application.

A Long-Term, Trusted Partner

Our efforts and experience have shown that Cisco continues to lead in both networking and security. Cisco provides industry leadership with a unified SD-WAN and cloud security offer to help our customers achieve better business resiliency and simplify their journey to SASE architectures. Businesses trust our products and company to build their digital foundations. These efforts have earned Cisco a reputation as a long-term, trusted partner. We are excited that our work continues to be recognized.

Check out Cisco SD-WAN today and begin your journey to a SASE architecture!

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*Gartner, Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure, Jonathan Forest, Andrew Lerner, Naresh Singh, September 23, 2020.
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Prashanth Shenoy

Vice President of Marketing

Enterprise Networking and Mobility