The adaptability of SD-WAN architecture allows businesses to scale their network infrastructure, promoting a responsive and resilient connectivity framework. In the right circumstances, the adoption of SD-WAN can improve network functionality and address the evolving demands of modern connectivity for modern businesses.
Vendors have approached SD-WAN differently. Some are a development of traditional firewalls (Meraki, Fortinet), whereas Cato Networks is essentially a multi-tenanted global WAN which each site connects to. Knowing which SD-WAN is best suited for your connectivity needs is critical.
The use of cloud solutions has created an explosion of network traffic. Fortunately, SD-WAN can help manage this traffic more efficiently than traditional WAN and keep your systems efficient. SD-WAN is a network that knows how to cooperate with cloud-based applications quickly and gives you an obvious benefit by increasing your network performance. To find out more, click here.
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Reduce the need for multiple network devices by using SD-WAN to seamlessly integrate various WAN technologies, enhancing network efficiency and simplifying management processes.
Application profiling allows network traffic to be more easily prioritised down to individual application across all locations. Some devices allow traffic to overflow to other WAN links, making use of all available bandwidth.
Depending on the connectivity at each location, SD-WAN can use less expensive internet connections and add bandwidth compression to offer more value than MPLS.
By combining cheaper internet links (potentially in combination with MPLS), SD-WAN can also provide improved failover between different connections including fibre, NBN, copper, and 4G.
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