Palo Alto Networks Wins Frost & Sullivan Award for Secure SD-WAN

Aug 23, 2022
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Today, we are thrilled to share that Palo Alto Networks has earned the 2022 Frost & Sullivan Global Company of the Year Award in the secure software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) industry. This best practices validation is a testament to our strong leadership position in the globally secure SD-WAN market, achieved by our continuous innovation and performance while delivering exceptional customer experience.

It's a Statement

In a crowded SD-WAN market, every vendor seems to promise the transformative power of their offering. In reality, many fail to meet the growing customer demands to enable branch transformation, cloud adoption and superior security. For customers, it's highly challenging to validate every leading solution and make a wise decision that best fits their financial, technological and futuristic needs. Fortunately, leading research and consulting firm, Frost and Sullivan, help alleviate this pain by independently evaluating SD-WAN solutions based on industry best practices.

“We are honored to win this prestigious award. This distinction recognizes our ability to deliver innovative, impactful technology which simplifies the lives of our customers,” said Kumar Ramachandran, Senior Vice President Products at Palo Alto Networks.

The Proof Is in the Pudding

Frost & Sullivan applies a rigorous analytical process to evaluate multiple nominees for each award category involving a detailed evaluation of the best

practices criteria for each nominated company. Prisma SD-WAN is the industry’s first next-generation SD-WAN solution that surpassed expectations by delivering exceptional user experience while simplifying operations and natively integrating with best-in-class security.

“Frost & Sullivan commends Palo Alto Networks’ steadfast commitment to technological innovations and robust SD-WAN that allow the company to solidify its leadership position in supporting organizations in modernizing their environments at their own pace and preference for improved scalability and agility,” noted Vivien Pua, Senior Industry Analyst at Frost & Sullivan. “The company’s innovative offerings give it a competitive edge to remain the top-of-mind choice among large and midsize organizations across regions. It has a robust portfolio of solutions to meet evolving security requirements in today’s digital age.”

Prisma SD-WAN Key Benefits

In today’s world, where users and applications are distributed, Prisma SD-WAN ensures consistent and secure connectivity to all applications. Customers gain significant benefits in their digital transformation, cloud adoption and security journey with Prisma SD-WAN, including:

Exceptional user experience by ensuring application availability based on real-time application performance measurements and native autonomous digital experience management (ADEM). This enables customers to control application performance with accurate traffic engineering and prioritization while providing complete visibility from the users to applications to ensure SLAs.

Simplified operations by bringing artificial intelligence for operations AIOps for SD-WAN to provide deep WAN insights and trend analysis to correlate events effectively, identify network anomalies and remediate issues faster. With its unique API-based architecture, CloudBlades, Prisma SD-WAN enables seamless integration of branch services like security, public cloud and IT operations with zero service disruptions at scale.

Additionally, Prisma SD-WAN's recent innovations with its ION appliance offers integrated capabilities, like 5G and backup LTE, to reduce your branch infrastructure sprawl, resulting in reduced cost and simplified operations.

Superior security with cloud-delivered security by extending consistent security services to branch offices through deep integration with Prisma Access for an elegant single-vendor SASE solution or through 3rd party security services. By integrating natively with Prisma Access, businesses can leverage the flexibility to automatically connect to the nearest Prisma Access location while automatically discovering and securing applications and adhering to all Zero Trust network access (ZTNA) 2.0 principles.

The Journey Continues….

At Palo Alto Networks, we continue to build on our leadership position by innovating and providing a competitive advantage for our customers with our best-of-breed SD-WAN solution and superior security services. Join us for SASE Converge 2022 by Palo Alto Networks, the industry’s first conference on SASE. In this exclusive two-day virtual summit, you’ll hear from the brightest minds as they define the future of SD-WAN, Zero Trust Network Access and SASE.

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