New Technology that enables enterprises to manage their existing networks and traffic more efficiently.
Multi-branch organizations used to require direct connections with their headquarters in order to access data and applications through the headquarters’ Internet gateway. One of the technologies commonly used is the MPLS (Private Network) , for its stability and security.
Today, more data and applications are migrated to the cloud platforms that satisfy use cases for enterprises of all types and sizes. The cloud platforms also offer a greater selection of applications, and a greater flexibility and scalability, allowing organizations to optimize their IT costs. For these reasons, the cloud platforms have become very popular over the years. Many organizations have also transformed their connectivities in response to the evolved use cases, including a change from MPLS (Private Network) to the Internet circuits to accommodate the use of various applications on the cloud, and the expansion to other types of Internet connections to enable always-on connectivity even when any of the circuits are down.
Advantages of SD-WAN Technology
Offers a complete visibility for efficient traffic management in the organization.
SD-WAN capabilities enable organizations to have a complete visibility of the traffic on their Internet circuits and monitor utilization of cloud-based applications as well as traditional on-premise applications in real time. This allows organizations to optimize their Internet circuit utilization by distributing data loads to the best available circuits at the time.
Enhances connection security from branches to the cloud platforms.
Enterprises get to enjoy a more secure connection to the cloud platforms even through the Internet, thanks to SD-WAN equipment that handles routing, monitoring, and security from one place. Your enterprise can now manage users’ access to application, thereby reducing unnecessary use of bandwidths and effectively prevent attacks from outside threats at the same time.
Provides more options for connectivity.
Organizations have more connectivity options to choose from: the headquarters and medium-size branches may use MPLS while smaller branches use FTTx, making IT costs much more effective.