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-application performance problems.

Your IT department may struggle to connect multiple types
of users and devices to multiple cloud environments.
With 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
user experience

Improved security

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

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
SaaS applications

Simplified management

Template-based, zero-touch provisioning for all
locations: branch, multiple sites, and cloud

Detailed reporting of application and WAN
performance for business analytics and
bandwidth forecasting

A single, centralised,
cloud-delivered management
dashboard for configuration and
management of WAN, cloud,
and security

Want to find out how
Alfonica can help you
get started with SD-WAN?

Book a demo with one of our UC experts.
Simply call us on 0330 135 5000, email, or fill in our handy form.