Global Secure SD-WAN Solutions Increasing in Demand

July 07, 2022

By Greg Tavarez, SD-WAN Editor

Organizations are striving to meet security concerns and improve the employee experience – especially as they support a new era of work. It’s resulting in an increase in demand for secure SD-WAN.

SD-WAN uses software to control the connectivity, management and services between data centers and remote branches or cloud instances, enabling IT to deliver routing, threat protection, efficient offloading of expensive circuits and simplification of WAN network management.

As a result of the demand increase, the global secure SD-WAN solutions market is expected to reach $6.52 billion by 2026 from $1.67 billion in 2021 at a compound annual growth rate of 31.3%, according to recent analysis by Frost & Sullivan (News - Alert).

“Due to the rising adoption of new technologies such as 5G networks, cloud services and IoT, organizations need to transform their networks to offer employees and customers a reliable network performance and security protection,” said Vivien Pua, Security senior industry analyst at Frost & Sullivan. “This trend will increase the adoption of secure SD-WAN and continue to rise over the next one to two years."

Growth opportunities for market participants are now prevalent because of organizations' increasing demand for embedded security in SD-WAN solutions.

To capitalize on these opportunities, vendors need to provide integrated security and analytics functionalities on top of SD-WAN solutions to help gain a competitive edge over pure SD-WAN vendors and service providers, increase security features integrated into the solution to maintain a secure environment, and provide customers with platforms that can centrally manage deployments, configurations and ongoing operations with complete visibility, analytics and reporting across the network.

"Organizations' IT environments are becoming more complex with the expanding network traffic across on-premises, public cloud and branch locations," said Pua.

Edited by Erik Linask

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