It’s true that SD-WAN can give businesses reliable access to cloud applications and combine bandwidth for branch sites. These benefits are helping enterprises and mid-size businesses alike.

Traditional networks struggle to keep up with the evolving demands of today’s digital business. SD-WAN offers more by allowing businesses to combine and software define multiple network technologies to meet their specific requirements. SD-WAN can serve up bandwidth-on-demand and deliver consistent network performance across multiple sites.

With the ability to combine dedicated data connections with low-cost broadband links in the WAN, conserving their data networks for critical, high bandwidth applications gives a business flexibility and redundancy.

Here are four Benefits of SD-WAN:

  1. Creating agile and efficient virtualized branch offices Enterprises can consume network functions on-demand and outside of a single platform. SD-WAN will enable more virtualization of traditional, physical network functions in the branch and virtualize branch connectivity, networking and security systems and then manage them centrally.
  2. Transforming branch offices into network nodes SD-WAN could be hosted at each branch location, both in hardware and virtualized (software) formats, without compromising performance or ease of management.
  3. Improving overall organization security SD-WAN can segment branch offices from the WAN and help prevent attacks that start in any one branch from spreading across the whole enterprise.
  4. SD-WAN offers more managed services Working with a carrier that offers managed SD-WAN frees up in-house IT staff to work on internal goals. Managed SD-WAN also means businesses can operate on a pay-as-you-go model, reducing CAPEX, and improving network quality.