A software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) is a wide area network that uses software-defined networking technology, such as communicating over the Internet using overlay tunnels which are encrypted when destined for internal organization locations.

Switching to a SD-WAN enables you to leverage the technology and capabilities of our industry leading vendors including Cisco Systems, Fortinet, Extreme Networks and VMWare.

A SD-WAN provides the following benefits over traditional Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS):

  1. Reduced WAN Costs
  2. Enhanced WAN Performance
  3. Improved WAN Agility / Rapid scalability
  4. Simplified WAN Management
  5. Increased WAN Availability

While there is no one-size-fits-all answer to every WAN challenge, it’s clear that the vast majority of modern enterprises will benefit from SD-WAN. MPLS will hold a niche in the market for many years to come, however SD-WAN is better suited for most network implementations.

Auswide Communications can help transform your organisation’s connectivity network into a leaner, faster and more cost friendly environment via a SD-WAN.