Software Defined Networking (SDN)

Best Software Defined Networking (SDN) include:

Cisco DNA Center.

Software Defined Networking (SDN) Overview

What are Software-Defined Networking Solutions?

Software-Defined Networking Solutions (SDN) are strongly related to, and frequently confused with, two other network agility technologies: Network Virtualization (NV) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV).

Software-defined networking solves the problem of rapid network architecture design to handle very large traffic flows. Traditionally, in order to shape traffic, administrators would have to configure individual switches.

SDN makes it possible to manage network traffic from a central console without having to deal with the hardware at all. This is achieved by decoupling the system that makes decisions about where traffic is sent (the control plane) from the systems that forward traffic to the correct destination (the data plane).

Software Defined Networking (SDN) Products

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Cisco DNA Center
106 ratings
32 reviews
Top Rated
Cisco DNA Center is the network management system, foundational controller, and analytics platform at the heart of Cisco’s intent-based network. DNA Center addresses the demands of digitization, cloud, IoT, and mobility by eliminating IT complexity and facilitating alignment with business intent, un…
Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI)
30 ratings
11 reviews
Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) is network virtualization technology.
IBM Cloud Internet Services
46 ratings
7 reviews
IBM Cloud Internet Services is a set of edge network services for securing internet-facing applications from DDoS attacks, data theft, and bot attacks, as well as optimizing their web apps or ensuring global responsiveness and the ongoing availability of their internet-facing applications.
Cradlepoint NetCloud (formerly Pertino)
5 ratings
2 reviews
Cradlepoint in Boise offers the all-inclusive NetCloud Solution Packages for branch, mobile, and IoT networks combine tailored NetCloud services with fit-for-purpose hardware and a comprehensive support plan. NetCloud Solution Packages are cloud-managed and deployable anywhere in days, not months. C…
Cisco Software-Defined Access (SD-Access)
1 ratings
1 reviews
Cisco's Software-Defined Access (SD-Access) provides automated end-to-end segmentation to separate user, device and application traffic without redesigning the network. Cisco SD-Access automates user access policy so organizations can make sure the right policies are established for any user or devi…
Nuage Networks Virtualized Services Platform (VSP)
Nuage Networks, a Nokia company, offers the Nuage Networks Virtualized Services Platform (VSP), which provides software-defined networking (SDN) and policy-based automation for cloud deployments. Designed for large enterprises and service providers, the vendor boasts supporting clouds of all sizes a…
Big Switch Networks Big Cloud Fabric
6 ratings
0 reviews
Big Switch Networks headquartered in Santa Clara, California offers Big Cloud Fabric to support network virtualization, or software defined networking (SDN).
PicOS from Pica* is a software-defined networking platform. It eliminates vendor lock-in by delivering open, hardware-agnostic networking.
DX Virtual Network Assurance (formerly CA Virtual Network Assurance)
DX Virtual Network Assurance (formerly CA Virtual Network Assurance) is a next-generation network monitoring tool enabling management of software-defined network (SDN) architectures along with traditional infrastructure, from Broadcom company CA Technologies.
IBM Networking Services for Software Defined Networks
9 ratings
0 reviews
IBM Networking Services for Software-defined Networks (SDN) transforms hardware and device-centric network to a virtual, software-defined network for improved agility, security and cost efficiency.
Lumina SDN Controller
Lumina Networks in San Jose offers the Lumina SDN Controller, formerly the Brocade SDN Controller, acquired by Lumina Networks during the Broadcom acquisition of Brocade and the sell off of some of the Brocade product line.
Infinera Xceed Software Suite
The Xceed Software Suite from Infinera headquartered in Sunnyvale delivers an open, purpose-built, multi-layer SDN platform.
CenturyLink SD-WAN Solutions
CenturyLink® SD-WAN with hybrid connectivity is a complete WAN solution supporting scalable networks across a range of connectivity types. They integrate disparate connectivity types into seamless hybrid software-defined WAN.Gain complete visibility through a centralized customer portal. Branches c…
DxOdyssey is lightweight software that enables you to create highly available application-level micro-tunnels from any host, to any host, anywhere – across any mix of platforms. The vendor aims to do so more easily, more securely, and more discreetly than any other solution on the market. Using DxOd…
NEC ProgrammableFlow SDN
NEC offers the ProgrammableFlow software-defined networking (SDN) application.
Cisco SD-Branch
Cisco SD-Branch consolidates hardware network functions into a single software platform that can deploy business-critical services in minutes.
AudioCodes Software-Defined Voice Network (SDvN)
AudioCodes Software-Defined Voice Network (SDvN) is an open solution designed to help large enterprises undergoing the digital transformation process to simplify the operations of their voice networks and increase call routing efficiency. It achieves this through consolidation of communications silo…
LiveNETWORK from LiveQoS in Ottawa is a SD-QoE global cloud service for Demanding Internet apps. The vendor states that with LiveNETWORK these apps see a faster, less variable, lower latency network. For example, instead of these apps always blindly following the often-congested internet route, Live…
Trustgrid Zero Trust Network
Zero Trust Network is an application and identity-centric connectivity solution designed for cloud-to-on-premise and multi-cloud networking. The software-defined networking solution focuses on providing connectivity between heterogeneous environments (cloud to data center, application to customer da…
Trustgrid Software-Defined Perimeter
Trustgrid Software-Defined Perimeter (SDP) combines advanced networking with cloud-native management tools to provide remote users Zero Trust network access between users and applications. The vendor states that by blending the best of networking, security and automation features, with the ability t…
Speedify VPN
Speedify is a new kind of bonding VPN designed from the ground up for speed, security, and reliability. The vendor says Speedify's bonding protocol lets it do things no other VPN can: switching between Wi-Fi and Cellular without breaking sockets, and bonding connections together for speed boosts. S…
Midokura Enterprise MidoNet
Midokura Enterprise MidoNet is a cloud network for the enterprise.
Juniper Contrail Networking
6 ratings
0 reviews
Juniper Networks supports SDN with Contrail Networking, a solution that provides dynamic end-to-end networking policy and control for any cloud, any workload, NFV, and any deployment, from a single user interface. It translates abstract workflows into specific policies, simplifying the orchestration…
Blue Planet Open Network Operating System
Blue Planet Open Network Operating System is an open-source SDN platform for service provider networks.