SD WAN is an emerging technology that is garnering a lot of attention in the business and IT communities. But what is it, and more importantly, why do you need it? In this blog post, we’ll answer those questions and provide an overview of SD WAN‘s benefits. Keep reading to learn more!
SD-WAN offers significant business benefits to multi-site businesses, including costs savings, simplified deployment and management, and increased agility. Using the principles of software-defined networking (SDN), SD-WAN allows organizations to route and prioritize network connectivity to branch offices through the cloud, while also making simplifying and expediting deployment and reducing the cost of hardware expenses typically associated with traditional WAN solutions.
SD-WAN‘s core tenet is to prioritize business-critical applications across an organization’s multiple sites, allowing IT to speed up data transfers and enhance application performance. SD-WAN solutions offer the following benefits:
● Business agility – Allows organizations to rapidly deploy branch office resources for new employees without having to make physical changes to the network infrastructure.
● Simplified management – SD-WAN‘s centralized control allows IT to manage network traffic based on application type, business criticality, and time of day, simplifying management compared with traditional WAN solutions which often require multiple point solutions for different services. This improved agility can reduce costs related to maintaining hardware in branch offices.
● Application-based security – SD-WAN includes contextual policies that can prioritize and secure sensitive business data before it reaches the cloud. This allows businesses to meet compliance standards and reduce the risk of unauthorized access to company information. SD-WAN has revolutionized the networking landscape, and businesses are quickly catching on to the benefits it provides. If you’re looking for a more agile, simplified, and secure network with centralized control, SD-WAN is definitely worth considering. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you make the most of this transformative technology.