A Leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide SD-WAN Infrastructure

Oct 12, 2023
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With businesses fully reopened and employees returning to branches, the need for hybrid work, cloud adoption and to better secure people, apps and devices are at the top of mind for all infrastructure leaders. I am thrilled that Palo Alto Networks has garnered recognition as a Leader in the latest IDC MarketScape: Worldwide SD-WAN Infrastructure 2023 Vendor Assessment (doc #US50471623, September 2023). We believe this recognition is a testament to our continued innovations and unique capabilities that help customers build the Branch of the Future with a unified SASE solution.

Your Branch Network Needs a Next-Gen SD-WAN with SASE

Palo Alto Networks recognized as a Leader in IDC MarketScape for SD-WAN.

The recent IDC MarketScape for SD-WAN Infrastructure excerpt recognizes the ability of Palo Alto Networks to tightly integrate Prisma SD-WAN with Prisma Access. Palo Alto Networks Prisma Access provides a massively distributed security service edge (SSE) with a full stack of security capabilities delivered from the cloud. By unifying Prisma SD-WAN with Prisma Access, we provide Prisma SASE to help build modern branches, robust SD-WAN functionalities and simplified operations with complete visibility and automation. As the IDC MarketScape accurately identifies, we deliver “a single SASE offering that combines Prisma SD-WAN with Prisma Access to allow enterprise customers and service providers to consume highly integrated SD-WAN and security tools more easily.”

Graphic with Prisma SD-WAN compared to Prisma Access with ZTNA 2.0.

Unified SASE with Prisma SD-WAN and Prisma Access

Prisma SD-WAN is our next-generation SD-WAN solution that delivers on four key principles, including elastic networks to flexibly connect any WAN links, application-defined fabric to intelligently steer traffic based on application SLAs, Zero Trust security to protect users, apps and devices and automate day 2 operations with the power of AI/ML. Customers with a first-generation SD-WAN solution or a traditional routing architecture can migrate to Prisma SD-WAN to deliver a unified SASE solution with Prisma Access.

More importantly, Prisma SD-WAN provides connections to the closest Prisma Access nodes to deliver an exceptional user experience. With Prisma Access built in the cloud across a multi-cloud network backbone, branches can connect at scale to secure applications, users and IoT devices with advanced security services, like firewall as a service (FWaaS), secure web gateway (SWG), cloud access security broker (CASB) and ZTNA 2.0.

Transform Your Branches Securely With a Recognized Leader

With branch offices facing fundamental shifts, Prisma SD-WAN’s ability to deliver game-changing capabilities in AIOps, visibility and granular policy, as well as exceptional user experience is essential to build the Branch of the Future. We believe this recognition reinforces our commitment to helping customers by delivering intuitive and feature-rich capabilities as a unified SASE solution. As a result, businesses can eliminate the challenges with a mix-n-match SASE and provide WAN resiliency, application performance and best-in-class security while automating day 2 operations with the power of AI.

Download the 2023 IDC MarketScape: Worldwide SD-WAN Infrastructure Excerpt

We're pleased to offer you an excerpt of the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide SD-WAN Infrastructure 2023 Vendor Assessment to gain all the insights.

IDC MarketScape: Worldwide SD-WAN Infrastructure 2023 Vendor Assessment (doc #US50471623, September 2023)


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