Top 10 SDN Companies - 2018

Top 10 SDN Companies - 2018

The global Software Defined Networking (SDN) market value will reach an estimated USD 70.41 billion by 2024. SDN has had a revolutionary higher demand in the recent years, with it is the multiple advantages over the legacy infrastructure--increasing operability and bandwidth of the carrier networks for service providers as well as large enterprises.

Software Defined Networking (SDN) has so far successfully catered to the software-ization needs of the enterprise networks. Today, nearly every element of IT world is being virtualized to reduce the hardware dependency and bring scalability to operations. SDN, and Network Function Virtualization (NFV), have proved to be crucial in curtailing CAPEX and OPEX by decoupling the functions that historically were sold as specialized, vendor-specific bundles.

SDN has found many takers in the Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI), Education, Government, and Telecom and IT industries. Most SDN use cases have been enterprise data centers with technologies focused on network virtualization and multi-tenancy to support the business requirements around IT agility and efficiency.

In the last few months, we have analyzed hundreds of SDN solution providers and shortlisted the companies that are at the forefront of tackling challenges in this arena. Enterprise Networking Magazine's editorial board has selected the final list of “Top 10 SDN Solution Providers - 2018”. The list provides a look into how solutions for networking sector are put into use so that you can gain a comprehensive understanding of solutions which are right for you and how they can help you in optimizing the business process.

Top Companies

An IT consulting firm focused on IT managed services, professional and training services, and system integration for Cisco ACI and ECS

Delivers on-demand infrastructure, automation, web-based portals and APIs to enable ubiquitous global connectivity

Fortinet’s Secure SD-WAN deployment provides next-generation security and advanced networking capabilities to improve WAN efficiency without compromising on security

Supports next generation, software controlled, transport networks for mission-critical clients that require the highest capacity and reliability

Offers a common, open platform for developers, giving providers direct control over their SDN development and implementation thus eliminating lock-in

Provides SDNFV, Data Center, Cloud, Automation, Security and Analytics Solutions and Services

Provides scalable, real-time, network performance enforcement solutions

Develops software acceleration services to speed up Internet, mobile, and Cloud connections wherever and whenever needed

A leading full service SD-WAN vendor in the US providing network monitoring and redundancy services



Automates network lifecycle management on existing networks, allowing companies to roll-out a robust suite of advanced network and security features while reducing manual deployment and support costs