You are on page 1of 1

SD-WAN Comparison Guide The following TBI chart is an aid to quickly understand our best-of-breed SD-WAN vendors, differences,

r best-of-breed SD-WAN vendors, differences, and positioning. SMB: 1-100 employees Mid-Market: 101-1,000 employees Small Enterprise: 1,001-3,000 employees Mid Enterprise: 3,001-10,000 employees Large Enterprise: 10,001+ employees

Windstream/
Aryaka AT&T BigLeaf CenturyLink CloudGenix  Ecessa Expereo Hypercore Masergy MetTel Mitel Netwolves Nitel Tata Telstra Verizon TPX
Earthlink
Platform ARYAKA VELOCLOUD BIGLEAF VERSA CLOUDGENIX ECESSA ARYAKA CISCO IWAN CITRIX VIPTELA ZERO OUTAGES SILVERPEAK VELOCLOUD VELOCLOUD CISCO IWAN MERAKI VERSA VERSA CISCO IWAN CISCO IWAN VERSA VIPTELA VELOCLOUD VELOCLOUD
Customer has to
Carrier Last mile carrier Last mile Carrier Managed service, Managed service, Managed service, Managed service, Managed service,
Carrier agnostic - Carrier agnostic - provide SLA, allowing Carrier agnostic - Carrier agnostic - Carrier agnostic - Carrier agnostic - Carrier agnostic - Carrier agnostic - Carrier agnostic - Circuit required,
agnostic - Managed Managed Service Managed Service agnostic - Managed Carrier agnostic  Managed Service Managed Service option for MSP to self- option for MSP to self- Managed Service circuit not required but circuit not required but circuit not required but
Requirements Managed Service Customer managed Ecessa to provide Managed Service Managed Service Managed Service Managed Service Managed Service Managed Service Managed Service $1,500 MRC min.
Service Service manage manage encouraged encouraged encouraged
updates

Minimum Site
Multi-site Multi-site None Multi-site Multi-site Multi-site Multi-site Multi-site Multi-site Multi-site None Multi-site Single site + Single site + Multi-site Multi-site Multi-site Multi-site Multi-site Multi-site Multi-site Multi-site Single site + Multi-site
Requirement
Significant portion 5 or more sites, Requires deep visibility
Cloud App customers, Multi-site with US- Construction Customers levaging Existing Cisco Multi-site with US- Multi-site with US-
of sites within AT&T Adopting a hybrid & analytics into Existing Cisco Existing Meraki Global companies
International Customers looking to based HQ 15-20 sites International Existing Cisco Energy Mitel phones, Existing Cisco customers based HQ based HQ Retail Retail
Customer territory cloud strategy for Existing Citrix network customers customers
customers keep existing firewall/ customers customers, Mid-Enterprise Retail Finance Retail Multi-site with US- customers,
existing and new apps customers using Small Enterprise
Sweet Spot Customers using Cloud security and not Significant portion Mid-Market Customers using Cloud Mid-Enterprise, Enterprise SMB - Mid Market Healthcare based HQ Mid-Enterprise, At least 60% of At least 60% of At least 60% of SMB - Mid Market Mid-Market
Mid-Market XenDesktop/XenApp Small Enterprise Small Enterprise SMB Mid-Enterprise
providers change configuration, of sites within Small Enterprise providers Enterprise Manufacturing SMB - Mid Market Enterprise locations within locations within locations within Small Enterprise Small Enterprise
Small Enterprise Adopting cloud Mid-Enterprise Mid-Enterprise Mid-Market Large-Enterprise
SMB to Mid-Market CenturyLink territory Retail Small Enterprise Verizon footprint Verizon footprint Verizon footprint
Mid-Enterprise services (SaaS, UCaaS) Large Enterprise

International
Yes Yes None Coming soon Yes  Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Operability
Physical (SMB & Mid- Physical, Virtual on Physical, Virtual by
Deployment Physical or Virtual Physical or Virtual Physical Market) or Virtual Physical or Virtual  Physical or Virtual Physical or Virtual Physical or Virtual  Physical or Virtual Physical or Virtual  Physical roadmap Physical or Virtual Physical or Virtual  Physical or Virtual Physical (MX Series) Physical or Virtual Physical or Virtual Physical or Virtual Verizon only Physical or Virtual Physical or Virtual Physical or Virtual  Physical or Virtual

Active/Active Flexibility with


Each customer location path selection per optional features
is connected to two Pure over-the-top,
Multi-tenant, managed session for the same to provide a custom Several NNIs to offer Fully managed
MPLS alternative, Global BigLeaf gateways for customer must MPLS alternative, Global
Deployment Active/Active in US, with implementation with application. Leverage Cisco routers, solution. Only Forward error correction, hybrid MPLS/ Broadband Multi-tenant controller Leverage Cisco routers, Leverage Cisco routers, Verizon network. implementation (white-
Private network redundancy. provide bandwidth; Private network. Supports BGP and 10G SD-WAN box Internet Gateways, Vendor / circuit agnostic Vendor / circuit agnostic Multi-tenant, managed 10G SD-WAN box Internet Gateways,
Cold Spare appliance in extensive work on Can deploy in monitor either existing or new providing VoIP failover, Tunnel bonding deployments; 4 SD-WAN deployed at strategic either existing or new either existing or new Multi-tenant, managed glove), ability to provide
Differentiator Customer freedom 24/7 Support to help OSPF routing. available. Packet Duplication. under Netwolves. under Netwolves. implementation. available. Packet Duplication.
51 countries. building profiles per only mode for rich deployments. inbound load balancing technology. gateways in North aggregation points. deployments. deployments implementation. a hybrid SD-WAN and
CDN provider to set their own customer manage CDN provider.
customer requirements. network / application and active/failover SSL America. MPLS network design.
encryption from own implementation.
analytics without bonding when needed
firewall. affecting traffic as optional features.

Access Any transport (MPLS, Any transport (MPLS, MPLS, Ethernet, Any transport (MPLS, Any transport (MPLS, Any transport (MPLS, Any transport (MPLS, Any transport (MPLS, Any transport (MPLS, Any transport (MPLS, Any transport (MPLS, Any transport (MPLS, MPLS, Ethernet,
Ethernet, Broadband, MPLS, Ethernet, MPLS, Ethernet, Ethernet, Broadband, MPLS, Ethernet, MPLS, Ethernet, MPLS, Ethernet, MPLS, Ethernet, MPLS, Ethernet, MPLS, Ethernet, MPLS, Ethernet,
Ethernet, Broadband, Ethernet, Broadband, Broadband, 3G/4G/LTE, Ethernet, Broadband, Ethernet, Broadband, Ethernet, Broadband, Ethernet, Broadband, Ethernet, Broadband, Ethernet, Broadband, Ethernet, Broadband, Ethernet, Broadband, Ethernet, Broadband, Broadband, Fixed
Options 3G/4G/LTE, Satellite, etc. Broadband, 3G/4G/LTE Broadband, 3G/4G/LTE 3G/4G/LTE, Satellite, etc. Broadband, 3G/4G/LTE Broadband, 3G/4G/LTE Broadband, 3G/4G/LTE Broadband, 3G/4G/LTE Broadband Broadband, 3G/4G/LTE Broadband, 3G/4G/LTE
3G/4G/LTE, Satellite, etc.) 3G/4G/LTE, Satellite, etc.) Satellite 3G/4G/LTE, Satellite, etc.) 3G/4G/LTE, Satellite, etc.) 3G/4G/LTE, Satellite, etc.) 3G/4G/LTE, Satellite, etc.) 3G/4G/LTE, Satellite, etc.) 3G/4G/LTE, Satellite, etc.) 3G/4G/LTE, Satellite, etc.) 3G/4G/LTE, Satellite, etc.) 3G/4G/LTE, Satellite, etc.) wireless
Branch and DC HA Packet monitoring Automatically notifies Performance Routing Active/Active for
models for scale out Packet Duplication Performance routing to to detect failure and service providers in to avoid dropping performance
Warm spare and HA Link aggregation, and redundancy, Link Aggregation avoid dropping traffic, switch circuits, Packet Built into the design, Performance routing to Performance routing to At customer site,
Resiliency & Internet Gateways the event of a network Internet Gateways, Internet Gateways, traffic, Auto failover, monitoring based on Internet Gateways, Internet Gateways,
26 gateways across options available, Redundant appliances Application specific 26 gateways across WAN links running in Duplication for VoIP Monitoring each circuit avoid dropping traffic avoid dropping traffic Link Aggregation based on design Link Aggregation,
Packet Duplication outage, Sub-second failover Packet Duplication, Packet Duplication, WAN links running in WAN links running in the application profile, Packet Duplication, Packet Duplication,
Failover the globe Same IP failover, are available for 50% brownout detection Ports will fail open/ the globe Active/Active, HSRP and other mission based on application HSRP to allow for HSRP to allow for High availability option selected or built in High availibilty option
Link Aggregation Overnight hardware Link Aggregation Link Aggregation Active/Active, Active/Active Active performance Link Aggregation Link Aggregation
High-Availablity option discount. at Layer 7, Seamless closed based on to allow for redundant critcal applications, profile redundant devices redundant devices. at POP
replacement, HSRP to allow for testing per application
failover for network configuration devices Packet-based path High availability option redundant devices class, per path
path down scenarios selection
WAN (not including
Routing WAN, Application, QOS, WAN, Application, WAN, Application, QOS, WAN, Application, WAN, Application, QoS, WAN, Application, WAN, Application, QOS, WAN, Application, QOS, WAN, Application, QOS, WAN, Application, QOS, WAN, Application, QoS, WAN, Application, WAN, Application, WAN, Application, QOS, WAN, Application, WAN, QoS, Traffic WAN, Application, QOS, WAN, Application, WAN, Application, QOS, WAN, Application, WAN, Application, QOS, pre-existing features), WAN, Application, QoS, WAN, Application,
Capabilities Load Balancing QoS, Traffic Shaping Load Balancing QoS, Traffic Shaping Traffic Shaping QoS, Traffic Shaping Load Balancing Load Balancing Load Balancing Load Balancing Traffic Shaping QoS, Traffic Shaping QoS, Traffic Shaping Load Balancing QoS, Traffic Shaping Shaping Load Balancing QoS, Traffic Shaping Load Balancing QoS, Traffic Shaping Load Balancing Application, QoS, Traffic Shaping QoS, Traffic Shaping
Traffic Shaping
Yes (AES-256 and AES- Yes (AES-128, AES-
Encryption Yes (IPSec) Yes N/A Yes 128 for countries that Yes Yes (IPSec) Yes 256, IPSec, GRE, and Yes (SSL and IPSec) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
require) Citrix Virtual Path)
Basic – needs to
leverage a separate Select – needs to
CTL firewall solution Basic firewall leverage a Tata
Stateful inspection Need to leverage a Need to leverage a
either on-prem or integrated into the Need to leverage Premise-based Cisco Premise-based Meraki firewall solution either Premise-based Cisco Need to leverage
Need to leverage a firewall. Includes separate Masergy Need to leverage Stateful firewall, IPS, Stateful firewall, IPS, Need to leverage separate Windstream/
cloud-based, SD-WAN edge device; Premise-based Cisco a separate MetTel firewall integrated into MX firewall integrated on-premise or Premise-based Cisco firewall integrated into a separate Verizon
separate AT&T firewall intrusion detection/ security solution, a separate firewall AV, IP filtering, File AV, IP filtering, File a separate firewall EarthLink firewall
Firewall N/A solution, either on- N/A Premium – firewall Zone-Based Firewall  advanced security N/A firewall integrated into Stateful firewall N/A prevention, cloud- either cloud-based firewall solution, either solution either on- SD-WAN edge device; into SD-WAN edge Filtering, DNS Security, cloud-based, firewall integrated into SD-WAN edge device; Filtering, DNS Security, firewall solution, either solution, either on- solution, either on-
integrated into the requires either on- SD-WAN edge device on-premise or cloud- Palo Alto option device; Palo Alto Prime – premise- SD-WAN edge device upgraded Cisco options on-premise or
premise or cloud-based based content filtering, firewall or managed premise or cloud-based DNS Filtering DNS Filtering premise or cloud-based premise or
SD-WAN edge device, premise or cloud-based based available option available based Cisco firewall available cloud-based
and application aware security solution cloud-based
includes content firewall integrated into SD-
filtering, intrusion WAN edge device
prevention & anti-virus
O365, Azure, AWS, O365, Azure, AWS,
Salesforce, Box, SAP, Salesforce, Box, SAP,
AWS, Azure, Blue Jeans, AWS, Azure Equinix Marketplace
Autodesk AutoCAD No, can leverage any No, can leverage any No, can leverage any Autodesk AutoCAD No, can leverage any No, can leverage any No, can leverage any No, can leverage any No, can leverage any No, can leverage any No, can leverage any No, can leverage any AWS, Azure, Google AWS, Azure, Google
Box, Cisco, Google, HP (domestically with (i.e., Azure, AWS, AWS, Azure, Google via
Cloud Connect Application Helion, IBM, Salesforce, cloud connect services some international cloud connect services cloud connect services Application cloud connect services cloud connect services cloud connect services cloud connect services SoftLayer, DataPipe, Megaport AWS, Azure, Google cloud connect services cloud connect services cloud connect services AWS, Azure, Google cloud connect services HPE, IBM, Oracle, Verizon SCI HPE, IBM, Oracle, AWS, Azure, Google AWS, Azure
Acceleration supplied by carriers supplied by carriers supplied by carriers Acceleration supplied by carriers supplied by carriers supplied by carriers supplied by carriers supplied by carriers supplied by carriers supplied by carriers supplied by carriers Salesforce Salesforce
Sunguard, VMware availability) etc.)
Site-to-site/Site-to- Site-to-site/Site-to-
cloud cloud
Utilizes application- Customer can use
Customer must have Tunnel bonding
specific performance Customer can use existing Cisco routers, Customer can use
a firewall or router in Can be deployed in technology pools
metrics and existing Cisco routers, IPV6 Support if compatible. No all- existing Cisco routers, IPV6 Support
place to create VPN Edge or Overlay mode. connectivity from
Fully managed service reachability into Fully managed service if compatible. No all- Flexible deployment - encompassing central if compatible. No all- Flexible deployment -
connections. 100% SLA only Optimizes HDX traffic multiple sources to
with support if the path selection logic; with support if the encompassing central Appliance, Bare metal, orchestrator. encompassing central Appliance, Bare metal,
Available in 52 Support team 24/7 available with at the source code create a single, logical Management and Customer can use Leverages existing
customer uses the Deployed globally on 6 Supports up to 25 customer uses the orchestrator Virtual, Cloud. Only ISR 4300 and ISR orchestrator Virtual, Cloud
countries. available. CenturyLink WiFi level. Delivering best connection. aggregation of all existing Cisco routers, Meraki orchestrator. Gartner Magic Currently only supports
Aryaka edge device continents. WAN connections. Aryaka edge device Only ISR 4300 and ISR Very robust firewall 4400 routers support Only ISR 4300 and ISR Very robust firewall Unique expertise in
Notes (ANAP). Provides switches back-up. Cloud based controller, (ANAP). 4400 routers support possible XenApp Go and Pro options circuits by MetTel; one if compatible. No all- Does NOT include feature set includes Quadrant leader 4 full IWAN capabilities. 4400 routers support feature set includes up to two WAN circuits retail vertical.
Does not require for high availability and XenDesktop available - Pro is of the first VeloCloud encompassing central application years running per appliance.
highly scalable. Three upgrade options. full IWAN capabilities. malware protection, Manual config. full IWAN capabilities. Malware protection,
network from AT&T. deployments to avoid Cisco IWAN on experience. ideal for complex partners. orchestrator. optimization.
Last mile management Allows access to the Last mile management Manual config. DoS prevention, IPS, required, central Manual config. DoS prevention, IPS,
mis-configuration. roadmap. Three options - environments; Go is
and procurement. underlying networks and procurement. required, central AV, DNS security, and management is not as required; central AV, DNS security, and
Not strong with Standard, WANOP, and ideal for hybrid or
making integration and management is not as URL filtering robust as competitors. management is not as URL filtering.
customers in a dual Enterprise internet access-only
migrations easier and robust as competitors. robust as competitors.
MPLS environment. deployments.
more robust. 26 points of presence.

The following content is the property of TBI and may contain confidential or privileged information. Unauthorized use of this communication is strictly prohibited. This document is intended for the recipient’s usage only. Please do not distribute or share.