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What Is SD-WAN?

SD-WAN  (Software Defined Wide Area Network) is a new approach to network connectivity that lowers operational costs and improves resource usage for multi-site deployments to use bandwidth more efficiently.

This allows service providers to offer their customers the highest possible level of performance for critical applications without sacrificing security or data privacy.

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Transport Independance


Apply bandwidth, IP packet-forwarding and security policies across any transport medium such as Fibre, Microwave, 3G/4G/5G and/or VSAT.

Application Management & Optimisation


Layer 3/7 Traffic Shaping and Application priotisation optimise the traffic for mission critical applications and user experience.

Policy-based Path Control


Policy and path health selection with algorithm based Load Balancing for maximum network reliability and performance.

Secure Connectivity


Integrated threat defence technologies for direct Internet access combined with IPSec and/or OpenVPN (SSL) to ensure secure communication with Cloud applications, remote offices, data centres or road warriors.

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SD-WAN Advantages

Outdated WAN’s are no longer an effective solution. There is no data encryption, it is not Internet centric and has high costs.

SD-WAN Service offers great flexibility, visibility, scalability and control while lowering costs and ensure that your WAN is secure, stable, future-proofed and cloud ready.

Not Media-dependent - a blend of multiple technologies, including Fibre, Microwave, 3G/4G/5G and VSAT is supported.

Crucial to developing intelligent networks, accelerating application services while promising fully integrated security to ensure optimal user experience.

Supports the business structure when there is changes, growth, re-structuring, turn-around strategies, mergers and/or network integration.  We believe that when people move, networks must follow. With minimum downtime or disruption.

With traditional WAN services, each value capability is normally deployed via separate vendors with the obligatory finger pointing and blame.

Leverages Next Generation Firewall, IPS, DDoS protection and content filtering as core to the service.

Increase business productivity and user satisfaction.


Enhance business agility and responsiveness.


Improve security and reduce threats.


Simplify branch WAN architecture.


Reduce WAN costs.


SD-WAN is offered as a fully managed access service.

 

Business Benefits

Simplification - Operates on software, less devices at the edge, less cost and complexity.

Speed - Up to Gigabit speed on the last mile.

Flexible VPNs - Between sites/data centres and mobile users (road warriors).

Easier management - Software-defined appliances.

Agility - Rapid rollout of WAN services to remote offices without the need for on-site IT support.

Bandwidth savings - Internet readily available, quick to deploy, much lower cost than Legacy WAN.

Visibility & Control

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