Software-Defined Wide Area Network

Value Matrix
Empirical data from individual Test Reports and Comparative Reports is used to create NSS Labs’ unique Value Matrix. The Value Matrix illustrates the relative value of security investments by mapping the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) per Mbps and the Quality of Experience (QoE) for tested product configurations.

Value Matrix Comparative Report
The Value Matrix Comparative Report provides an aggregated view of the detailed findings from the NSS Labs group tests. Enterprise security decision makers can use the report to determine the relative value of security investments.

Total Cost of Ownership Comparative Report

This report uses the NSS Labs Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) model to calculate TCO for software-defined wide area network(SD-WAN) products. Calculations incorporate capex over a three-year period, including initial acquisition and deployment costs and annual maintenance, support, and update costs (software and hardware updates).

Performance Comparative Report
Implementation of software-defined wide area network(SD-WAN) products can be complex with multiple factors affecting overall performance. This report provides data on factors that should be considered when evaluating an NGFW’s performance, including throughput and Quality of Experience (QoE) for VoIP and video.

Test Reports
Test Reports provide detailed analysis on each product tested. They help enterprise security teams understand a product’s features as well as its limitations and can be used to shortlist products for further evaluation and proof-of concept testing. Data from these reports is used in the NSS Labs Comparative Reports.

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As with all NSS Labs group tests, there was no fee for participation. All testing was conducted independently and was not paid for by any vendor. In addition, the test methodology applied is in the public domain to provide transparency and to help enterprises understand the results.

·      Barracuda Networks NextGen Firewall F-Series F80 v7.1.1

·      Citrix Systems NetScaler SD-WAN v10.0.0.207

·      Cradlepoint AER2200-600M v6.5.0

·      FatPipe Networks MPVPN/SD-WAN v9.1.2

·      Forcepoint NGFW 1101 vSMC 6.3.6, engine

·      Fortinet FortiGate 61E v6.0.1 GA Build 5068

·      Talari Networks Adaptive Private Networking (APN) Software APN 7.1

·      Versa Networks FlexVNF v120

·      VMware NSX SD-WAN by VeloCloud Edge v3.2