Traditionally, WAN architecture needed on-site data centers to connect users across multiple platforms anytime and anywhere. However, in this new technology era, the cloud hosts most applications through SaaS and IaaS.
Operating within this new business model drives the need for you also to have a new network model. SD-WAN addresses this new approach to intelligent network connectivity with many benefits.
Improved Application Experience
Your business can anticipate a consistently better application experience for employees and customers. This is because all critical enterprise applications are accessible with automated and simplified tasks. As a result, your productivity numbers improve from getting better application performances.
Two factors are crucial to selecting a network for your business: (1) how well it runs for your operations and (2) how secure it keeps your data. You get better results for both by implementing this type of network connectivity.
Generally, your business is at a security advantage with:
- Secure web gateways
- Application-aware policies
- Consistent security protocols
Optimized Traffic Routing
The ability to manage data traffic is an essential benefit of using a software-defined wide area network in your business. Through intelligent routing and path selection, traffic gets prioritized without using the same connection for each process.
As a result, your business experiences faster transmissions with fewer connection losses and lower usage of bandwidth.
With a single, simplified, centralized dashboard, it is easier to manage and configure the network. In addition, policies governing applications are accessible to all users across multiple locations.
Additionally, your team can pull reports at any time to review network performance. This becomes valuable information for bandwidth forecasting and business analytics.