Overview

SD-WAN (Software-Defined Wide Area Network) is a specific application of software-defined networking (SDN) technology applied to WAN connections which are used to connect networks such as branch offices, headquarters, cloud platforms and data centres, often over large geographic distances.

Businesses are demanding more flexible, open, and cloud-based WAN technologies, rather than installing proprietary or specialised WAN technology that often involves expensive, fixed circuits, or proprietary hardware.

The benefits of SD-WAN

Timeline

  1. Visibility

    Visibility and Control

    Complete visibility of the network
    Intelligent decision-making with a view of the entire estate

  2. Flexibility

    Flexibility and agility

    Easily scale
    Respond to business needs

  3. Security

    Security

    Business continuity
    Roll out policies and protocols
    Near zero-trust provisioning

  4. Efficiencies

    Efficiencies

    Remove expensive routing hardware
    Potential cost savings
    Improved productivity
    Improved network performance

SD-WAN

SD-WAN

SD-WAN

SD-WAN (Software-Defined Wide Area Network) is a specific application of software-defined networking (SDN) technology applied to WAN connections which are used to connect networks such as branch offices, headquarters, cloud platforms and data centres, often over large geographic distances.

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  • How SD-WAN works

Features

  • Tunnel bonding to aggregate performance of all underlying links
  • Dynamic path control for real-time traffic steering
  • Near zero-touch provisioning
  • Virtual WAN overlays
  • Each WAN overlay is secured edge-to-edge
  • Path conditioning for private-line-like performance
  • Cloud intelligence
  • High availability
  • Single screen administration
  • Real-time monitoring and historical reporting

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