SD-WAN is a cost-effective and simplified answer to the challenges facing the distributed operations of existing business networks.
What is SD WAN?
A software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) integrates with your existing WAN architecture to streamline management and improve network efficiency. An over-the-top secure application aware intelligent virtual network is created on your existing network. SD WAN applies proactive traffic management policies at the application layer to dynamically and securely choose the best available path for different applications based on your specific policies. SD WAN uses real time analytics to identify the most effective way to route traffic, and transfers network monitoring and management away from physical devices to a central controller.
SD-WAN creates a flexible, secure and cost-effective network solution that doesn’t require a rip and replace scenario on your network. And allows your network managers to configure and control traffic down to an application layer; dynamically choosing the best available path based on application and security policies and rules.
Why SD WAN?
In a world were virtual or geographic disparate teams are necessary to service customers 24/7, the adoption of virtual computing and cloud services; and the need for real-time communication has resulted in greater network performance demands. This means we need more bandwidth, use application with higher latency-sensitivity and depend on near perfect network availability and quality.
SD-WAN makes it possible to meet your network needs, ranging from bandwidth increases on the fly, to central management of security features such as firewall deployment and application policies updates, to spinning up virtual private networks (VPN’s) in minutes.