What is a Software-Defined
WAN (SD-WAN)?

Existing MPLS WANs are designed to connect branch offices, remote facilities, and distributed campuses to applications running on servers in a central data center.

Dedicated MPLS WANs perform the routing task and ensure a reliable connection. All local and remote users accessing the internet and cloud applications are typically routed back through the data center via the WAN and then out to their application or the web.

On average, roughly 70% of enterprise applications run on the cloud or with a SaaS provider
On average, roughly 70% of enterprise applications run on the cloud or with a SaaS provider
The SD-WAN market is expected to grow from USD 1.9 billion in 2020 to USD 8.4 billion in 2025
The SD-WAN market is expected to grow from USD 1.9 billion in 2020 to USD 8.4 billion in 2025
The growth of the global SD-WAN market from 2020 to 2025 represents a CAGR of over 34%
The growth of the global SD-WAN market from 2020 to 2025 represents a CAGR of over 34%

The Increase in Cloud and Internet Traffic
Overwhelms Traditional MPLS WANs

Users aren’t shy.  It doesn’t take long for IT departments to learn when their workforce, customers, and partners are experiencing poor and unreliable internet and cloud performance.

Traditional WANs are cumbersome, lack intelligence, and are often challenging to reconfigure to address shifting user requirements and rapidly changing traffic patterns.

They are also too expensive when used for applications that don’t require the guaranteed performance and consistency provided by MPLS WANs.

In addition, IT professionals can’t bypass the WAN and allow remote users direct access to their cloud-based applications and the internet without significantly increasing the cyber-attack surface and likelihood of a breach.

Understanding SD-WANs

Automation – Performance – Access

Open Systems SD-WAN Raises the Bar

Rule Your WAN, Rule the Cloud

Our managed SD-WAN solution provides WAN automation, performance, and security for cloud-first and widely distributed organizations.

Contact our customer advocates to learn more or to obtain an assessment of how our managed SD-WAN technology and service with integrated cybersecurity services can augment or replace your current WAN.

Rule Your WAN, Rule the Cloud