What is SD-WAN?

Software-Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN) is a revolutionary way to approach the simplification of branch office networking and assure optimal application performance by using centrally controlled and managed WAN virtualization.

Unlike traditional WANs, SD-WAN delivers increased network agility and cost reduction. Software-Defined WAN has its roots in Software-Defined Networking (SDN), the underlying principle of which is to abstract the network hardware and transport characteristics from the applications that use the network.

Affordably connect your headquarters, branch offices and home workers onto one, secure, seamless network.  Share network resources such as printers, servers, NAS Network Attached Storage and more.

  • Replace expensive MPLS networks with nimble SD-WAN
  • Military Grade Encryption & Security
  • Add Branch Office and Home Workers Easily

Software-Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN) is a transformational approach to simplify branch office VPN networking and assure optimal application performance.

SD-WAN is WAN Virtualization

In the same way server virtualization abstracts the underlying physical hardware from the logical virtual servers that run on it, WAN virtualization is where a logical WAN connection (to either the Internet or between branch offices) can use multiple underlying connectivity technologies (like xDSL, MPLS, cellular and fiber) at the same time but presents this connectivity to users and applications as a single direct to Internet or secure site to site connection.

SD-WAN is Intelligent

SD-WAN enabled networks are capable of monitoring WAN health and quality, then using these measurements to make intelligent decisions on application traffic flow. This arrangement has several key benefits:

  • Real time services like VoIP and video can be sent via the lowest latency link.
  • Intelligent failover and active/active configurations can be used to guarantee reliability even when a WAN link fails.
  • WAN connectivity can be added as and when required to provide agility.

Best of all, once configured, all traffic is managed automatically by the software defined rules set on the device – no human interaction is required.

SD-WAN is Centrally Managed and Monitored

Branch offices can be provisioned, monitored and managed centrally using a SD-WAN controller that gives network administrators full control over their wide area networks and remote devices using a single interface.

Complex VPN configurations connecting thousands of branch offices together securely (using whatever connectivity is available at each location) can be created and deployed automatically, with centralized WAN monitoring and notifications providing a real time view of WAN health and globally branch office availability.

SD-WAN is Secure VPN

By using encrypted VPN, branch offices gain secure, local network access to cloud resources. SD-WAN makes these branch office VPN faster and more affordable by combining the bandwidth of multiple connections into a single logical WAN connection.

In addition, SD-WAN provides the ability to offload public Internet traffic at the network edge, reducing traffic sent through the VPN.

Simplify Branch Network

Provision branch offices faster with automated zero-touch deployment, simplified configuration, deployment and on-going monitoring with centralized troubleshooting tools. Simplify branch infrastructure with the ability to insert network services on the branch edge, in the cloud or in the regional and enterprise data centers.

Deliver Branch Agility

Enable multiple links, devices and services to coexist and interoperate with incumbent solutions and make the branch interconnectivity more agile. Cloud9Phone provides the management and reporting systems required by enterprises today.

Optimize Performance

Optimize application performance over Hybrid or Internet links with direct, secure access to enterprise and cloud applications. Cloud9Phone’s (NOC) Network Operations Center provides consolidated monitoring and visibility across multiple WAN links and service providers.

Reduce Costs

Deliver Hybrid WAN with ease and enable branch offices with ordinary broadband as enterprise-grade WAN. Reduce hardware-delivery costs by choosing affordable edge firewall routers with optional built-in WiFi, dual WAN connectivity and 4g-LTE backup connections.

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