2019 Hot Topic - Unleash the Power of SD-WAN. What is it, why you need it...

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Software-defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) is hot right now!

Most companies operate a WAN, it’s an integral part of any multi-sited organisation. Conversely, whilst the operational needs of today’s businesses have moved on exponentially, advances in WAN technology have remained stagnant over the last decade, leading to out-dated, inefficient and expensive processes.

An agile, cost-efficient and accessible solution has been long been overdue.

SD-WAN has arrived

This year we will see SD-WAN usage moving from early adopters into the mainstream. Gartner estimates SD-WAN currently has less than a 5% market share and predicts that up to 25% of users will make the change to SD-WAN within the next two years.

At the same time, more than 60% of enterprises will have deployed direct internet access in branch offices - an increase from 30% in 2016.

SD-WAN explained

SD-WAN enables organisations to take advantage of multiple and potentially differing low-cost internet connections to connect distributed networks and branch offices together. It allows central management and the creation of policies to dynamically choose paths for traffic to take over their WAN.

Why you need SD-WAN for your organisation

Representing a low-cost way of enhancing a business’s network, SD-WAN technology is flexible, future proof, agile and readily adaptable for future digital transformation and enables users to:

  • Reduce costs by replacing expensive MPLS connections
  • Create secure virtual networks using commercially available low cost connections
  • Optimise routing and prioritising of applications and network traffic
  • Improve consistency of network performance
  • Manage multiple locations from one central site

There’s good news for next-generation SonicWall users as SD-WAN capability is available now as a free enhancement to SonicWall’s operating system.

Join the SD-WAN revolution

Own a legacy appliance? Find out more about the benefits and cost savings available with SD-WAN although with the many other security enhancements when upgrading to a next-generation appliance.

Already running a next-generation appliance? Make the most of your current device and find out how to access SD-WAN for improved performance, security and cost savings.

Hosted by SonicWall system engineer, Alex Michael we explore the ‘hot topic of 2019’:

  • Understanding SD-WAN
  • Why your business needs it?
  • Benefits of SD-WAN
  • Configure SD-WAN

Want to know more? Call us on 0845 270 7744

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