Viptela vs. Cisco: Comparing Two Largest SD-WAN Vendors

By Will Murrell, UNICOM Systems, Inc

In a SD-WAN showdown, network pro Will Murrell compares platforms from two of the largest SD-WAN solution — Cisco’s Intelligent WAN and Viptela’s Secure Extensible Network.

SDN is changing the face of the networking world, and nowhere is its influence more apparent than in the wide area network. There are quite a few players in the pool of SD-WAN vendors, but one of them — startup Viptela — is making a bigger splash than most. With the largest worldwide deployment of SD- WAN appliances, Viptela is looking to go even bigger.

In this Viptela vs. Cisco showdown, let’s see how the two SD-WAN vendors’ offerings stack up on the following criteria:

  • Devices
  • Overlay architecture
  • Deployment experiences
  • Scalability
  • Security
  • Analytics

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