Published By: Forcepoint
Published Date: Apr 19, 2018
Every few years a technology comes along that evolves the current approach to become more efficient and cost effective. Software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN) connects locations in a revolutionary way, but many “facts” about SD-WAN are more fantasy than reality.
Read “5 Myths About Enterprise SD-WAN” for clarity around the advantages and limitations of SD-WAN and how Forcepoint helps with its implementation.
For anyone that has ever had to worry about connecting a distributed network, software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN) is a big deal. It’s a drastic upgrade to the status quo, efficiently connecting locations with existing network technology like commodity broadband and virtual private networks (VPNs).
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What is the key benefit of SD-WAN?
To provide seamless access to digital services for end-users.
But IT is more distributed, fragmentary, and dynamic than ever, with hybrid apps, hybrid networks, and remote and mobile users everywhere.
Hardware-bound legacy networks can never fulfill the promise of seamless access. Taming the chaos of today’s IT requires a new approach to networking.
This is the promise of software-defined wide area networks (SD-WAN)—the ability to use plain-language business policies to automate and orchestrate all the components of digital access.
Read this white paper to learn how SD-WAN lets you:
• Manage centrally from a cloud console with a comprehensive view of your connectivity fabric that spans and unifies datacenter/cloud apps, branch/mobile users, and enterprise/cloud networks.
• Orchestrate globally using business policy-based automation to define quality of service and access privileges for all apps/users.
• Deploy locally with zero touch via automated
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