Talari one of just three "recommended" vendors in NSS SD-WAN testing

09 August 2018 | James Pearce

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SD-WAN firm Talari has received a “recommended” rating from NSS Labs as part of its first ever software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) group test.

NSS Labs operates security testing, research and global threat analysis tools within the cyber security space. Its SD-WAN test involved hundreds of hours of testing with the aim of highlighting the capabilities within different SD-WAN products.

Talari is one of only three products out of nine tested to be given the recommended rating, with the trial looking at areas including quality of experience for VoIP, QoE for video, and network performance.

NSS Labs does not charge for the testing process, with all of its methodology made publicly available, providing empirical daa and objective group testing results  for SD-WAN products.

“While the SD-WAN market is growing quickly, it has also gotten muddled by the sheer number of vendors claiming to have a high-quality enterprise solution,” said Talari CEO Patrick Sweeney. “The NSS Labs SD-WAN Group test provides greater clarity by giving hard core technical answers on which vendors meet the needs of enterprises, versus other SD-WAN products that can’t pass, or will not submit to independent testing.”

“The SD-WAN market holds strong potential and there are several impressive technologies available today for companies seeking to enhance or replace traditional WAN deployments,” said Jason Brvenik, chief technology officer at NSS Labs. “The NSS Labs 2018 SD-WAN Group Test is the industry’s first baseline assessment of these technologies. Our testing validates that this is a technology that is ready for prime time.”

The full list of products tested was: 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 6.3.6.19302l Fortinet FortiGate 61E v6.0.1 GA Build 5068; Talari Networks Adaptive Private Networking (APN) Software APN 7.1; Versa Networks FlexVNF v120; and VMware NSX SD-WAN by VeloCloud Edge.