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Today, I am honored to announce that Palo Alto Networks CloudGenix SD-WAN is recognized as a Leader in the 2020 Gartner WAN Edge Infrastructure Magic Quadrant (MQ). In addition to this recognition, I am also thrilled to share that we moved upwards on our position in the completeness of vision axis, reaffirming that our vision of offering application defined, autonomous SD-WAN, delivered from the cloud is the optimal approach for customers. We believe this is a true testament to our philosophy of increasing the pace of innovation of our acquisitions while remaining customer-focused. To add, we recently also launched the industry’s first Next-Generation SD-WAN with numerous innovations, including ML-powered autonomous capabilities; new teleworker, retail and large campus appliances; and further advancements to our powerful secure access service edge (SASE) solution, featuring deeper integration with CloudGenix SD-WAN and Prisma Access cloud-delivered security.
As the industry’s most comprehensive SASE solution, Palo Alto Networks is the only vendor in the industry with both its cloud-delivered security solution and SD-WAN solution recognized as Leaders by Gartner Magic Quadrant reports (Network Firewall and WAN Edge Infrastructure). As a result, we can confidently ensure that organizations who desire a SASE solution can get the best-of-breed cloud-delivered security and SD-WAN solution, seamlessly integrated with no compromises.
To our amazing customers who have followed Palo Alto Networks and CloudGenix, I am sure you are unsurprised by the recognition we are receiving. After all, earlier this year, CloudGenix was named a 2020 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for WAN Edge Infrastructure. As I reminisce on my journey within the SD-WAN space, we believe the results today are outcomes of architectural choices made more than five years ago. While legacy SD-WAN vendors were focused on enabling broadband VPNs to data centers, we recognized the opportunity to deliver the benefits of Next-Generation SD-WAN: to help our customers with cloud migration, dramatically reduce operational overheads and enable work-from-anywhere. Hence, we didn't just build a better Layer 3 router. Instead, we took the initiative to build the industry’s very first Layer 3 to Layer 7 SD-WAN solution that is application defined, autonomous and securely enables the cloud-delivered branch.
At Palo Alto Networks, we are thankful to our customers for shaping our products and intend to continually innovate our SD-WAN and SASE solutions to serve organizations through market and technology transitions.
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Gartner, Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure, 23 September 2020, Jonathan Forest | Andrew Lerner | Naresh Singh
Gartner Peer Insights ‘Voice of the Customer’: WAN Edge Infrastructure, 13 April 2020, Peers