SD-WAN allows you to connect to one network across multiple sites, improving the efficiency and agility of your business
What is SD-WAN?
SD-WAN stands for Software-Defined Wide Area Network. It addresses current IT challenges with poor user experience, data vulnerability, unpredictable performance and complex management.
This new approach to network connectivity with SD-WAN can help lower operational costs and improve resource usage,
especially for multisite deployments. Network administrators can use bandwidth more efficiently and can help ensure high
levels of performance for critical applications, without compromising on security or data privacy.
Why choose SD-WAN now?
The traditional WAN (wide-area network)
function was to connect users at different
locations to applications hosted on servers in
the data centre. Typically, dedicated
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) circuits
were used to help ensure security and reliable
connectivity. However, this doesn't work in an
increasingly cloud-centric world.
WAN expenses can rise with inefficient use of dedicated
and backup circuits, whilst employee productivity may be
compromised by SaaS-appIication performance problems.
Your IT department may struggle to connect multiple types
of users and devices to multiple cloud environments. By choosing
SD-WAN, your IT department can deliver reliable routing,
threat protection, efficient offloading of expensive circuits,
and simplification of WAN network management.
How can SD-WAN benefit my business?
The benefits of an SD-WAN approach are considerable when compared to
traditional WAN products. Key benefits include reduced capital and operational
costs, improved provisioning times and enhanced branch uptime.
Better application experience
High availability, with predictable service,
for all critical enterprise applications
Replace expensive MPLS services with
more economical and flexible broadband
(including secure VPN connections)
Dynamically routed application traffic
with application-aware routing,
for efficient delivery and improved
Optimised cloud connectivity
Seamless extension of the WAN
to multiple public clouds
Optimised workflows for cloud platforms
such as Amazon Web Services (AWS)
and Microsoft Azure
Real-time optimized performance
for Microsoft Office 365,
Salesforce, and other major
Integrated threat protection enforced
at the right place
Secure traffic across broadband
Internet and into the cloud
Application-aware policies with
end-to-end segmentation and
real-time access control
Zero-touch provisioning for all
locations: branch, multiple sites, and cloud
Detailed reporting of application and WAN
performance for business analytics and
A single cloud-delivered management
dashboard for configuration and
management of WAN, cloud,