Why Masergy is the ONLY Visionary in the 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Network Services, Global

Published on February 27th, 2019

If you’ve been tracking Masergy’s launch path on the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Network Services, Global, you’ll quickly notice that over the past few years Masergy has consistently moved up and to the right within the Visionary quadrant. Now we sit very near the Leader quadrant, which is dominated by the largest telco providers with market capitalization figures that reach well into the hundred-billion-dollar range. But the more striking observation is that Masergy is the ONLY company in the Visionaries quadrant.

Here’s why I believe Masergy stands uncontested as a/press-release/masergy-named-the-only-visionary-in-gartner-magic-quadrant-for-network-services-globaln industry visionary:

Completeness in Vision

Advancing on the X axis, Masergy stands unique in our ability to understand where the market is going. But what is Masergy’s vision and how are we a game-changer for our customers?

OUR VISION: Masergy empowers businesses to achieve their digital ambition through our software-defined platform and unparalleled customer experience

With a global software-defined platform that empowers the world’s most reliable, agile, cost-effective, and secure SD-WAN solution in the market, here’s how our customers leverage Masergy to outmaneuver the competition and be what’s next.

Enable Cost Savings

When a CIO of a global legal firm needed a network capable of supporting an aggressive merger and acquisition plan that would double the size of the company, he chose Masergy’s Managed SD-WAN and decreased costs by 40 percent. The company deployed secure SD-WAN at just a few key sites and tied remaining locations into the WAN, gaining deep visibility across all environments. The result was a cost-effective solution that supports the rapidly growing company.

Optimize Resource Efficiency

A financial services company selected Masergy’s Managed SD-WAN to connect 40+ global offices and gained network-on-demand capabilities. Today, the CIO and his IT team can instantly “right-size” primary and secondary connections, more efficiently matching demands to network resources.

With Masergy’s secure edge architecture, the company has one device at each location that can perform as a router and firewall with unified threat management and then tie it all together with centralized policy management. Plus, the company can easily add on LAN switching and secure Wi-Fi, seamlessly extending their WAN to the LAN.

Strengthen Security Posture

When the aforementioned CIOs recognized just how thoroughly security is built into Masergy’s SD-WAN offering, they considered the features “dream components.” Masergy’s secure edge architecture is embedded directly into our software-defined platform, meaning we can do much more than just the IPSec tunneling offered by most SD-WAN startups.

Our security analytics are integrated directly into the network dashboard, providing IT professionals with correlated visibility across both network and security domains. We view these coupled capabilities as the bold new steps needed to create the self-adjusting networks of the future. Now, you see the completeness of our vision–we’re helping enterprises securely blaze the path toward next-generation networks.

Enhance Customer Experiences

When the CIO of a manufacturing company recognized that his network failed to support critical cloud applications and users in Europe and Asia, he turned to Masergy. Today, the enterprise has no network outages using a globally ubiquitous, software-defined platform that includes both stringent cloud service level agreements and 24/7 proactive monitoring. With Masergy’s managed SD-WAN, all production lines stay connected with reliable service for the entire global footprint.

Many executives back their cloud-focused strategies with Masergy’s service because we offer guarantees specifically for cloud approaches. Not only does Masergy deliver direct connectivity to cloud providers like Amazon Web Services, we also put SLAs around the service guaranteeing performance right up until the moment the traffic his handed off to the cloud provider. Such robust cloud SLAs are unheard of in the industry.

Ability to Execute

Masergy’s vision is only half of the story–we have also moved up in the quadrant. The Y axis represents the ability to execute, and it’s here that Masergy is also making a marked improvement. The most recent proof points in our ability to execute are:

And, we continue to enhance our service. Since July 2017, Masergy has launched several customer experience improvement programs, creating frictionless migrations to Masergy solutions. Here are some of the results:

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James Parker

With more than two decades of leadership experience in the high-tech industry, James Parker joined Masergy as CEO in 2018. He leads the company vision and strategy execution and has a track record of building high-energy, high-performing leadership teams that have successfully delivered profitable growth through multiple technology and business transformations. Prior to Masergy, James served as Executive Vice President and Chief Customer Officer at Tata Communications where he led sales, marketing, service management, delivery, and communications. He previously held SVP positions at CenturyLink and served Microsoft’s Enterprise and Partner Group for more than 13 years. James holds an MBA from the University of Toronto – Rotman School of Management.

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