Top 20 Networking Companies - 2017

According to MarketsandMarkets, the global Software Defined Networking (SDN) market size that was valued at $2.46 Billion in 2016 is expected to reach $54.41 Billion by 2022, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 71.4 percent. Network Virtualization (NV) has significantly revolutionized the legacy network landscape by transitioning SDN from niche to mainstream. Latency in enterprise networking due to inflexible and high cost-incurring Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) is being radically reduced by implementing a cloud-hosted network system.

With ubiquitous cloud applications gaining ground in today’s enterprises, there is a distinct need for enterprises to operate at cloud speed. The advent of pervasive computing trends—cloud, Software as a Service (SaaS), big data, and IoT—is driving the need for high-performance and low-latency enterprise network resources. With network virtualisation and cloud networking, enterprises are slashing substantial amount of operational expenditure, accelerating enterprise network agility, improving flexibility, and also fostering innovation all the while complying with network-supervision policies and providing IT team complete visibility and control. On top of that, implementation of artificial intelligence-based techniques and neural networks are enhancing network security and integrating intelligent networking applications in the SDN domain.

In our selection process, we looked at the vendors’ capability to provide networking solutions to streamline operations in a faster, less resource consuming manner while keeping costs under control. Our distinguished panel comprising of CEOs, CIOs, VCs, analysts and CIOReview editorial board has selected the 20 Most Promising Networking Solution Providers of 2017 with the ability to develop and offer best-of-breed techniques and solutions to add value to the Networking ecosystem.

We present to you CIOReview’s 20 Most Promising Networking Solution Providers - 2017.

Top Networking Companies

ANEXIO delivers turnkey networking solutions and mission critical data center facilities that are highly secure, reliable, and scalable


Proffers SaaS-based application and network performance monitoring for any cloud, every user, and all locations

Badu Networks has developed an innovative TCP acceleration technology, WarpTCP, that turns the crowded internet freeway into a super fast racetrack

Customizes solutions to analyze enterprise network infrastructure and locate business inefficiencies, documenting all expenses with a neat focus on security


Provides immersive training and readiness assessments to ensure the organization is prepared for any cyber challenge

Cisco hardware, software, and service offerings are used to create the Internet solutions that make networks possible, providing easy access to information anywhere, at any time


Delivers apps and data with the security, reliability, and speed trusted by thousands of networks worldwide


Transforms network data into streaming machine-time intelligence to run business with full transparency, assured performance

An IT consultancy firm providing customized Managed Services and networking infrastructure to enterprises

Offers a unique network performance management SaaS solution based on its Performance Measurement Overlay (PMO) technology

Provides network analytics to optimize business operations

FatPipe Networks

Provides solutions that transcend Wide Area Network (WAN) failures to maintain business continuity for thousands of customers


Empowers businesses to manage and secure their computer networks through a high performance network monitoring technology and leanforward behavior analytics

Designs, builds and manages modern wireless and Gigabit fiber networks


Provides network-wide traffic intelligence and DDoS protection solutions for communications service providers

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Proffers cloud-like agility with the security and economic control of user’s data centre

Juniper Networks

Juniper Networks challenges the status quo with products, solutions and services that transform the economics of networking


Transforms app performance into a competitive advantage by giving the tools to leverage hybrid IT for new forms of operational agility

Sangfor Technologies

Provides network equipments including WAN optimization, Next- Generation Firewall, and SSL VPN, mainly to midsize enterprises


Offers a high-performance SD-WAN solution that securely connects users to applications using any combination of connectivity