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Introduction

Network security vendor Fortinet has sharpened its focus on the market for software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) infrastructure.

Highlights

  • It aims to attract telecoms operators, or communications service providers (CSPs) as it refers to them, with products that combine SD-WAN capabilities with security next generation functionality, a combination that obviates the need for two separate pieces of customer premises equipment (CPE) and management consoles.

Features and Benefits

  • Explains why the SD-WAN market is moving faster than SDN.
  • Describes how the SD-WAN market is evolving.

Key questions answered

  • Who are the new entrants in the SD-WAN market?
  • How are they trying to differentiate their offerings?

Table of contents

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  • Summary
  • FortiOS enables the SD-WAN offering
  • Fortinet’s play in SDN is integration through APIs
  • Additional functionality is moving into SD-WAN CPE

Appendix

  • Further reading
  • Author