Press Release

Company Recognized as a Leader and Rising Star in ISG’s 2020 Provider Lens Quadrants

Reston, VA, July 14, 2020.  Apcela, a leading innovator in software-defined, cloud-optimized network services, today announced it has been recognized as Market Leader in both the Network Technologies Suppliers (Core to Mobile) and SDN Transformation Services (Consulting & Implementation) quadrants in the 2020 Network – Software Defined Solutions and Services Partners 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 two additional quadrants including Mobile Network (4G/5G) Additional (non-core) Services and SD-WAN Equipment and Service Suppliers (DIY).

“Apcela has expanded its range of offerings and services to include a network analytics platform, application acceleration for Office 365 and distributed security. These are further supported by the AppHUB, Arcus (including security enhancements and Intelligence to abstract data and streamline event resolution), global network services and professional services practices, and mobility products accelerating applications.” – Dr. Kenn Walters, Lead Analyst & Distinguished Analyst, ISG Research and Lead Author of the 2020 Report.

This marks the third consecutive year in which ISG has recognized Apcela as a Leader in the ISG Provider Lens Report as it continues to develop new capabilities and service offerings. The 2020 report notes that, “Apcela is a vibrant, innovative and rapidly expanding supplier of relevant SDN products and services in the U.S.”

“Our Arcus Platform takes software defined networking and services to the next level,” said Mark Casey, CEO of Apcela. “ISG clearly understands the complexity enterprises face in modernizing their networks, and the power of SDN to help solve the performance and security issues that come with moving to the cloud.”

Apcela’s Arcus Platform, launched earlier this year, is a Software-Defined Enterprise Multicloud WAN platform that provides connectivity, distributed security, and intelligence. The Apcela Arcus Platform is comprised of Arcus Connect, Arcus Secure, and Arcus Intelligence. Apcela Arcus Connect extends WANs across data centers, branch offices, distributed users, and the cloud complete with SaaS and IaaS On-Ramps. Apcela Arcus Secure layers on top of Arcus Connect to enable an enterprise to distribute security to the edge with 24/7 support. Apcela Arcus Intelligence is the final piece where network visibility and APIs come together to power orchestration and automation – transforming enterprise networks and application delivery.

Apcela’s Arcus Platform leverages a global network of AppHUBs. These cloud-based communication hubs deliver a suite of virtualized network functions as a service, providing an on-demand, 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 provides software-defined, cloud optimized networks for the digitally transforming enterprise.  Delivered as a service, we enable enterprises to easily deploy and operate a software-defined network and security architecture that was built for a multi-cloud world.

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