Are you struggling with the price, performance and flexibility of traditional WAN? Then you may like SD-WAN!
What is SD-WAN?
SD-WAN stands for Software Defined Networking in a Wide Area Network.
That basically means: "Use your WAN links the way you want" or "Make a smart usage of your WAN links".
Why is it interesting?
There are 2 majors reasons :
- The increased usage of cloud-based applications increase the WAN link usage
- The characteristics of Internet lines nowadays (high bandwidth, decent reliability and low cost) make them very attractive to replace dedicated/leased lines.
With SD-WAN you can maximize your throughput and reduce your cost while still offering redundancy and quality.
How does it compare with other routing methods?
There are several well-known ways to use WAN link:
- Traditional routing allows you to route to a given link based on the destination address.
- Policy-based routing adds more criteria than just destination address, like source address and protocol/ports, to the routing decision.
- Link monitoring allows to failover and failback between lines, based on their availability.
- WAN link load balancing allows you to use multiple WAN links at the same time.
SD-WAN allows all of the above and more! It is possible to decide which WAN link to use based on:
- the user or group membership.
- the application being used (Skype, Office365, Salesforce...).
- the quality (latency, packet loss and jitter) of the line.
And it's not just for the public Cloud!
While SD-WAN is the perfect user case for Cloud/SaaS applications, it also perfect to optimize your private Cloud/Datacenter access, as well as your branches to HQ access.
SD-WAN can be configured for any link type (ADSL, MPLS, 3G, VPN...) and for any purpose.
Can EASI help?
EASI can get you up to speed with SD-WAN with its offering based on the leading next-generation firewall Fortigate.
Not only it is a great opportunity for you to enjoy all the benefits from SD-WAN, but you can also take advantage of all the security features Fortigate has.
Did I mention that SD-WAN comes for free with any Fortigate?
Reach out to us if your interested to see how we can help you embracing SD-WAN securely!