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Selected for being Innovative, Impactful and Intriguing 

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 8, 2015 – Viptela Inc., the Software-Defined WAN company, today announced that it has been named a “Cool Vendor” in the April 2nd Gartner, Inc. report, “Cool Vendors in Enterprise Networking, 2015” by Andrew Lerner, Neil Rickard, Mark Fabbi and Vivek Bhalla. The report points out, “For the first time in over a decade, several emerging vendors are offering solutions that dramatically simplify branch networking for hybrid WANs, and do so in a cost-effective manner.”

According to the report, “The emergence of public cloud computing has dramatically changed enterprise networking requirements over the past several years. As a result, enterprise network architects must modernize traditional infrastructures previously optimized for delivery of services from the corporate data center(s). This has major implications for WANs, application delivery and data center networks.”

Gartner recommends:

  • Organizations looking to build hybrid WANs and/or undergoing branch WAN equipment refresh should include emerging vendors on their shortlists.
  • To improve interoperability and reduce long-term vendor lock-in, organizations making large data center networking purchases should favor vendors that utilize open architectures built on open standards.
  • Prior to purchasing from smaller vendors, organizations should request references of similar size/complexity and confirm appropriate support and sales resources.

“We believe being named a Gartner “Cool Vendor” is a rare honor,” said Amir Khan, CEO of Viptela. “The SD-WAN or Hybrid WAN represents the best path for modernizing traditional infrastructures. As more workloads move to the public cloud, customers are telling us this approach provides the optimal mix of performance and cost. We believe this designation validates our ability to provide a robust underlying SD-WAN infrastructure that can support any number of applications and users, without relying on existing and difficult to configure traditional networking equipment.”

In less than one year since the introduction of its Secure Extensible Network (SEN) product, several Fortune 500 companies have adopted Viptela SEN for centrally managing and securing multiple networks that are critical to their business. In 2014, healthcare, retail and financial organizations deployed Viptela to address the cost, complexity and flexibility shortcomings of legacy WAN infrastructures. The Viptela SEN platform makes it possible to manage any mix of transport technologies as if they were a single system. This strong enterprise uptake has been matched by equally robust traction with Global Tier-1 Carriers that want to use Viptela SEN to offer managed SD-WAN services.


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About Viptela

Viptela is transforming enterprise networking. The company uses Software-Defined Networking (SDN) technology to make Wide Area Networks (WAN) easier to manage, adaptable, secure and significantly cheaper to operate. Viptela was founded in 2012 by a team of executives from Cisco, Juniper Networks, Alcatel-Lucent and VMware who have developed market defining products and architected some of the world’s largest networks. Viptela is backed by Sequoia Capital and headquartered in San Jose, CA. For more information, visit: or follow us on Twitter @Viptela.

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