Top 20 SDN Companies - 2018

With the rise of big data and cloud services, the traditional network model is quickly getting replaced by state of the art networking models for effective functioning of businesses. Software- Defined Networking (SDN) is helping organizations to deploy applications and deliver services efficiently by reducing the IT costs and enabling cloud computing. SDN is providing organizations with end-to-end visibility into the network data and enables controllers to monitor traffic while deploying suitable security policies wherever necessary.

SDN converges the management of network and application services into a centralized, extensible orchestration platform that can automate the provisioning and configuration of the entire infrastructure. Organizations are now able to increase resource flexibility and utilization by delivering automated on-demand app delivery, speed, agility, stronger security and faster time to service and innovation. With SDN solutions, organizations can fulfill the demanding needs of today and tomorrow. SDN is truly accelerating the business world by deploying new services at faster web speed and reducing the infrastructure costs.

With this rapid evolution in SDN, it is imperative for all the organizations to understand the dynamics of the market and keep up with the changing business environment. Keeping that in mind, a distinguished panel comprising of CEOs, CIOs and analysts including CIO Review’s editorial board has charted out top 20 companies offering SDN solutions for organizations.

We provide to you CIOReview’s “20 Most Promising SDN Solution Providers - 2018.”

Top SDN Companies

Delivers advanced software defined networking technology solutions and advisory services for the enterprise, service provider, financial, retail, and public sector markets

Revolutionizes networking with a simplified, secure application-defined fabric that visualizes heterogeneous transports into a unified, secure WAN, enabling confident cloud adoption, reduced costs, automation and digital transformation

Offers a smart network utility that combines on-demand infrastructure, automation, web-based portals and APIs to give friction-free access to global connectivity resolving complex networking demands

Delivers carrier-grade, digital service assurance solutions to communications companies, managed service providers, and enterprises

Provides top-rated network and content security, as well as secure access products that share intelligence and work together to form a cooperative fabric

Juniper is taking a new approach to the network-one that is intelligent,agile, secure and open to any vendor and any network environment

Radware is a global leader of application delivery and cybersecurity solutions for virtual, cloud and software-defined data centers

Facilitating simple, reliable, flexible, and strategy-led SD-WAN solutions, helping enterprises enhance business outcomes

Provides SDN solutions and services to attain greater visibility, control, and resilience of corporate networks

Offers a superior customer-centric SD-WAN solution, powered by VeloCloud that provides high touch experience at an affordable price

ZeroOutages maximizes network efficiency and value by providing a framework of best practices and unique technology which enable the delivery of secure, reliable and highly available end-to-end IT services and solutions

Aryaka Network

Aryaka provides the only viable SD-WAN for global enterprises that delivers significantly better performance for cloud and on-premises applications - voice, video and data - for enterprise datacenters, branch offices and remote/mobile employees anywhere in the world

Barracuda Networks

Provides enterprise-quality, cloud-ready security solutions for email protection, data protection and network and application security


Provides services that ranges from strategic Talent Sourcing to robust and process rich Application Development, Maintenance and Testing delivered to best suit the specific needs of the clients

LightRiver Technologies

LightRiver delivers unique value with turnkey hardware, software and services solutions, carrier-grade quality and unparalleled customer care in multi-technology networking

Lumina Networks

Lumina Networks together with customers turn into reality the deployment of SDN, NFV, automation, disaggregated networking, DevOps, and NetOps

NTT i3

The company works with collaborative ecosystem of innovation and technology partners to accelerate the investigation and development of emerging technologies into powerful solutions that address global business challenges and real human needs

Nuage Networks

Nuage Networks empowers cloud service providers and large enterprises to manage large, multi-tenant clouds by delivering a massively scalable SDN solution that seamlessly connects the data center and wide area network

Pluribus Networks

Provides Software-Defined fabric networking, network virtualization, and performance analytics software solutions that enable organizations to build scalable private and public clouds that improve service velocity, performance, and reliability


YumaWorks is a fast-growing SDN startup developing network management and control plane automation tools, used by the world’s leading networking companies