We're excited to announce that we've recently completed a global study on SD-WAN adoption in business, and the results are now available to the public. As we've often done in the past, Barracuda commissioned Vanson Bourne to conduct the study and compile the stats that informed our conclusions. This particular survey polled IT leaders and network and security professionals on topics surrounding WAN connectivity and SD-WAN as a solution to their Wide Area Networks. Klaus Gheri has blogged about the EMEA region results here, and the global and regional white papers are available here. This blog post will look at some of the US and global results. For complete results, visit our website here to download a white paper.
First let's start with some background. Secure SD-WAN is an area of strong interest for Barracuda. While we do not offer a pure-play SD-WAN solution, the Barracuda CloudGen Firewall provides Secure SD-WAN capabilities. In a pure-play scenario, the SD-WAN solution provides some traffic optimization and link and load balancing, and in most cases it requires a separate security solution. This can increase complexity and costs, and often prevents any type of centralized management and policy enforcement.