SD-WAN stands for Software-Defined Wide Area Network and is the application of software-based technologies to the WAN so that network traffic is optimized across the enterprise and to branch locations. By supporting multiple connection types, SD-WAN can dynamically manage path selection enabling businesses to cost-effectively shape their network traffic and drive WAN performance. SD-WAN technology can eliminate expensive routing hardware costs by provisioning connectivity from the cloud.
As mobile devices and cloud applications enter the enterprise space, organizations need networks that can withstand increasing demands.
SD-WAN allows businesses to expand their reach by:
- Reducing the Cost of Wide Area Network Circuits
- Automating IT Services
- Simplifying WAN/Branch Deployment
- Increasing Security Measures through Network Overlays
- Providing Network Visibility and Availability for Critical Cloud Applications