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The rebranded VMware AirWatch continues to fire on all cylinders, adding differentiated features and building toward VMware’s long-term vision of deploying any app on any device, plus targeting broad unified endpoint management for desktop and mobile.
The possibilities of unified endpoint management, a market segment that promises a consistent, secure endpoint experience, regardless of what device type, location, or owner, has caused one enterprise to rethink how it deploys mobile devices.
Symantec is parting ways with CEO Michael Brown and is now searching for its fifth CEO since 2009. The security vendor still reaps a profit many competitors only dream of, but the prolonged turmoil has essentially resulted in a lost decade.
Trend Micro has big long-term plans for TippingPoint after acquiring it from HPE. While it quietly exited the NGFW market, don’t expect any other radical short-term changes; for now, the priority is merely rebuilding competitive momentum.
Despite a lengthy transition to its XGS next-gen IPS appliances and stiff competition from Cisco and TippingPoint, IBM remains committed to its IPS portfolio as a key enabler of its Threat Protection System.
Fortinet is pushing competitors on performance with its new CP9 ASIC processor and new FortiGate NGFWs, but the more interesting moves include advances in unified policy and enforcement as well as a new partnership with Carbon Black.
F5 is the market leader in the application delivery controller space, but there is still room for competition. The F5 Ready program ensures technical and licensing support for cloud service partners and demonstrates F5’s willingness to partner.
SD-WAN and SDN are changing how enterprises manage networks, and one of the most telling changes is the shift from proscriptive to intent-based management. For many in IT, SD-WAN will be their first taste, and hopefully it won’t be sour.
Dell is using partnerships to fill gaps in its product line, adding converged wireless with Aerohive HiveManager NG. Dell also continues to support open source networking with the Open Compute Project and new hardware.
As it bleeds NGFW appliance market share, Juniper is doubling down on virtual firewalling with a 100 Gbps multicore vSRX and debuting the cloud- and SDN-friendly cSRX, a containerized virtual firewall. Both, however, are ahead of market demand.
Qlik has moved beyond its initial role as single-product market disruptor and has now built a true platform for visual, guided, embedded, and self-service analytics.
Riverbed launched its SteelConnect SD-WAN with general availability in the fall of 2016. SteelConnect encompasses more than just SD-WAN by including wired and wireless access products. Riverbed did miss an opportunity by not integrating SteelHead.
SAS plies its engineering might with Visual Analytics, evolving to meet current market interest in the democratization of data with features targeting self-service analytics, mobility, and multi-channel deployment.
Fortinet is once again pushing competitors on performance with its new CP9 ASIC processor and new FortiGate NGFWs, but the more interesting set of moves include advances in unified policy and enforcement, and a new partnership with Carbon Black.
KEMP is adding centralized management and performance management sometime in 2016, but the products are currently in early access. KEMP still needs to address deficiencies in high availability and capacity.
By developing cloud-based services for the mid-market and focusing on business outcomes Avaya is positioning itself for future growth; however, the vendor needs to improve its top line and continue to innovate in a very dynamic market.
Citrix NetScaler packages a variety of features into a versatile appliance and offers a flexible licensing model that can adapt to most enterprise data center and cloud computing needs. Close partnership with Cisco opens more opportunities.
Salesforce is continually updating its PaaS components, including ongoing enhancements to Lightning, to support front-end and backend development.
IBM has established a cohesive hybrid cloud strategy relying on its flagship WebSphere middleware technology and innovative technologies including API services, analytics, and distributed compute technologies such as OpenWhisk.
Embarcadero is well positioned in the fast-growing rapid app development space with steady updates to its IDE and app framework technology, including improved graphics, UI, and performance insights.