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Company Recognized as a Leader in Two Quadrants and Rising Star in Three Quadrants in the 2019 ISG Provider Lens Report

Reston, VA – August 21, 2019 – Apcela, the leader in application delivery network services, today announced it has been recognized as a Market Leader in both the SDN Transformation Services and SD Network Technologies quadrants in the 2019 Network – Software Defined Solutions and Services Quadrant report for the U.S. by Information Services Group (ISG), a leading global technology research and advisory firm.  The report goes on to highlight Apcela as a Rising Star in three additional quadrants including Mobile Network Services, SD-WAN Equipment and SD Network Technologies (Mobile to Edge).

“Apcela has expanded its range of offerings and services to include managed SD-WAN services, network analytics platform, application acceleration for Office 365, and distributed security. The company is continuing its impressive transition into an enterprise-centric provider of software-defined networks and services. It has a strong base in high-performance/low-latency networks, hybrid networks and multi-cloud and SDN. It is particularly known for enabling smooth and accelerated application use and secure delivery,” said Esteban Herrera, partner and global leader of ISG Research.

This marks the second consecutive year in which Apcela was recognized in the ISG Provider Lens Report as it continues to develop new capabilities and service offerings.  The 2019 report notes that, “Apcela is a rapidly expanding company providing highly innovative solutions in the SD-WAN and SDN space.”

“Our approach to network and digital transformation for the modern enterprise is unique and some say, disruptive to traditional network providers,” said Mark Casey, CEO of Apcela. “The legacy network was not built for the challenges of today’s hybrid IT environment. It is great to see thought leaders like ISG recognize the innovation and experience that Apcela brings to solving the performance and security issues that come with moving to the cloud.”

At the core of Apcela’s solution is its proprietary AppHUB. This cloud-based communication hub leverages virtualized network functions to deliver a complete, software-defined, application delivery stack. From switching, routing, and security to more advanced services like load balancing and WAN optimization, Apcela’s global network of AppHUBs deliver optimized application performance between premises and cloud-based applications and data.

The ISG Provider Lens Quadrant report series draws insights on service provider capabilities from focused surveys, briefings, interviews with providers, input from ISG advisors, ISG benchmarking data, and data drawn from the ISG Contracts Knowledgebase™ and ISG Engagement Database™. The series is a complement to the ISG Provider Lens Archetype reports, offering a first-of-its-kind evaluation of providers from the perspective of specific buyer types.

To download the report, click here.

About ISG
ISG (Information Services Group) (Nasdaq: III) is a leading global technology research and advisory firm. A trusted business partner to more than 700 clients, including more than 70 of the top 100 enterprises in the world, ISG is committed to helping corporations, public sector organizations, and service and technology providers achieve operational excellence and faster growth. The firm specializes in digital transformation services, including automation, cloud and data analytics; sourcing advisory; managed governance and risk services; network carrier services; strategy and operations design; change management; market intelligence and technology research and analysis. Founded in 2006, and based in Stamford, Conn., ISG employs more than 1,300 digital-ready professionals operating in more than 20 countries—a global team known for its innovative thinking, market influence, deep industry and technology expertise, and world-class research and analytical capabilities based on the industry’s most comprehensive marketplace data. For more information, visit

About Apcela
Apcela enables enterprises to easily manage application performance in hybrid IT environments. Its global, award-winning platform – originally built for the world’s most sophisticated high-frequency trading firms – securely accelerates applications and data between legacy enterprise datacenters and the cloud. Managing distributed application performance and security is simplified with the company’s software-defined networking and fully integrated, distributed security service. Apcela serves more than 100 clients including many of the Forbes Global 2000 in financial services, biopharmaceuticals, engineering, healthcare, and manufacturing across 185 markets in 41 countries worldwide.

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