MEC Networks is thrilled to extend profound congratulations to HPE (Aruba) for their exceptional achievement in the realm of SD-WAN. They have secured the prestigious position of Leader in the 2023 Gartner Magic Quadrant for SD-WAN for the sixth consecutive year. Their remarkable feat makes them one of only two companies to be named a Leader in the Gartner SD-WAN Magic Quadrant for all six years.
In Gartner’s evaluation, which considers Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute, HPE (Aruba) has consistently proved exceptional prowess. The report provides a comprehensive assessment of each vendor’s Strengths and Cautions.
Aruba EdgeConnect SD-WAN Meets Modern IT Challenges
The challenges of the modern IT landscape demand innovative solutions, and Aruba EdgeConnect SD-WAN rises to the occasion. This powerful networking platform is designed to optimize cloud-first, connected IoT (Internet of Things), and security requirements across the WAN (Wide Area Networks), enabling enterprise IT organizations to drive digital transformation.
With the advent of sustained hybrid work, the norm now is to provide a consistent quality of experience and security policy enforcement. Aruba EdgeConnect SD-WAN brings a secure network foundation for Zero Trust and Secure Access Service Edge (SASE), encompassing advanced SD-WAN and integrated next-generation firewall functions.
Aruba EdgeConnect SD-WAN simplifies provisioning and operations by delivering a unified SD-WAN fabric across locations of all sizes. This results in significant operational benefits, improved business productivity and agility, reduced business risk, and lower overall WAN costs.
Combining the EdgeConnect SD-WAN platform with HPE Networking SSE creates a unified SASE solution that streamlines networking and security functions. This consolidation eliminates complexities, reduces costs, and enhances cross-functional collaboration, facilitating a single-vendor SASE architecture with Zero Trust built-in.
What Sets Aruba Apart
Aruba’s exceptional offering empowers organizations to:
1. Gain choice and flexibility
The EdgeConnect SD-WAN platform delivers advanced networking capabilities crucial for cloud-first organizations. These include Path Conditioning to overcome dropped packets and poor network conditions, Tunnel Bonding for best application performance, First-packet IQ for intelligent packet routing, Dynamic Path Control for maximum bandwidth use, App Express for optimized user experiences, Multi-cloud Networking to simplify WAN integration with public cloud providers, and WAN Optimization for reduced latency and improved bandwidth efficiency.
2. Leverage Secure SD-WAN capabilities
EdgeConnect SD-WAN offers a comprehensive security service to consolidate branch network and security functions. This ends the need for legacy firewalls and routers in branches. Embedded security features include a next-generation firewall, fine-grained segmentation, rule-based Intrusion Detection and Prevention System (IDS/IPS), DDoS detection and prevention, and seamless integration with major SSE cloud security providers.
3. Implement a single vendor SASE Solution with Zero Trust
The era of disparate networking and security solutions is propagating. A unified SASE solution from a single vendor simplifies operations, reduces complexity and cost, and improves cross-functional collaboration. Combining the EdgeConnect SD-WAN platform with HPE Networking SSE promotes a unified SASE solution. Aruba Zero Trust, integrated from edge to cloud, enforces role-based traffic segmentation. HPE Aruba Networking SSE provides ZTNA, SWG, CASB, and added cloud security capabilities. This approach allows organizations to deploy a unified SASE architecture at their own pace, ensuring consistent, business-driven security policies for all users, devices, and applications without compromising performance or functionality.
Celebrating Customer Validation
While Gartner’s recognition is a testament to Aruba’s excellence, it is also the voice of the customer that truly counts. HPE Aruba has garnered a remarkable 4.9/5.0 rating on Gartner Peer Insights based on customer reviews. This validates their impact on tech solutions in the real world.
Ultimately, MEC Networks delightedly acknowledges HPE (Aruba) for their consistent leadership in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for SD-WAN. We congratulate them on receiving this well-earned accolade!