SD-WAN – also known as Software Defined Wide Area Network, an over-the-top application-enabled WAN service that uses policies to determine how application flows are routed across multiple core networks, regardless of the technologies or services that are the basis. providers they supply.
Let’s Unpack That
SD-WAN Controller – centers management and allows network administrators to view the network through a glass panel; sets the policies that the orchestra should implement.
SD-WAN Service Orchestrator – virtual network administrator, manages traffic and applies / controls policies and protocols set by the network administrator.
SD -WAN Edge – The device where the network endpoints are located. It can be located in a branch office, data center or cloud platform. In fact, application flows and packages are affected by policies and protocols defined by the orchestra.
SD-WAN Gateway – A virtual Internet cloud gateway that allows the SD-WAN edge of branch offices to communicate with the cloud. Manage and control SD-WAN traffic and provide an additional layer of protection by isolating applications against interruptions during circuit switching. Because user sessions are connected to the port, sessions remain active during the interrupt, unlike sessions that connect directly to the cloud service.
Application Flow – a sequence of application packets from one source to a destination; in this case, it’s normally office-to-office, office-to-data center, or office-to-cloud platform.
Internet Breakout – If one or more background services are an Internet service, some application streams may be sent directly over the Internet, not to another SD WAN device. Policies – A set of rules assigned to an application stream that determine how packages are handled
Virtual Tunnels – Point-to-point virtual tunnels built on top of a basic connection service, such as the Internet or MPLS, that connect more SD-WAN Edge devices to a different Edge device than the SD-WAN gateway.
Why Choose SD-WAN?
- Faster failover times for mission-critical applications that guarantee virtually no downtime with redundant, different circuits
- Improved application performance for data and voice / video applications
- More bandwidth at a lower cost because network traffic can be provided for maximum speed and gas in low priority applications
- Reduced complexity of WAN topology
- Centralized branch office network management through a simple management console that reduces the need for manual configuration and on-site IT staff
- Integrate multiple hardware devices including router, firewall, wan optimization, wireless access point and VPN hubs
- Full network visibility because the driver provides operators with a holistic view of the network
- Additional options for connection type and vendor selection because network underlay is independent of the SD-WAN provider
Why Work With Us?
- We are independent and can offer many options
- We will know your current business structure and goals
- We can understand your current topology and future state
- We will find a promising SD-WAN solution
- We do enough research to get the best supplier
- We will implement and support the solution that best suits your needs
- Once implemented, we will provide ongoing support that includes excellent customer service and improvements
- We will act as an integral part of your organization’s ecosystem
Is SD-WAN Right for My Organization?
Businesses are increasingly investing in open and innovative cloud solutions, and SD-WAN is an effort to reap the same benefits from their data center architecture. SD-WAN architecture is especially useful in environments separated by distances – for example, between headquarters and branch offices. While traditional WANs can be expensive and complex, SD-WAN architecture reduces repetitive network costs, provides control and visibility of the entire network, and simplifies technology with contactless deployment and centralized management. The key to the SD-WAN architecture is that it can communicate with all network terminals without the need for external mechanisms or other protocols.
This means that customers can flexibly choose the type of underlying network that is best for their users and environments, and maximize utilization by using all the available bandwidth of the available underlying. Because cloud applications are constantly being adopted and used, using a flexible SD-WAN platform allows you to maximize application performance and efficiency in a way that traditional hub-and-spoke cannot. Remember the following:
- How many offices do you have and where are they located?
- What is your current network topology?
- What kind of connection do you have in each place? MPLS, internet, etc.
- What are your critical applications?
- What do you use for your voice or video applications?
- Which cloud or SaaS applications are you currently using? Azure, AWS, O365
- Do you have remote workers?
- What kind of firewall are you using now?
- Are you using a WAN optimizer?
Things to Consider
Keep your software up to date. Hackers are constantly looking for vulnerabilities for security, and if you ignore these vulnerabilities for too long, you will increase your chances of further targeting. Educate your employees. Educate your employees about the different ways cybercriminals can infiltrate your systems. Advise them on how to recognize signs of intrusion and teach them how to stay safe when using a corporate network. Implement formal security policies. Setting and enforcing security policies is essential to protecting your system. Everyone should keep network protection in mind, because anyone who uses it can be a potential venture for attackers. Hold regular meetings and seminars on cyber security best practices, such as using strong passwords, identifying and reporting suspicious emails, enabling two-factor authentication, and clicking on links or downloading attachments. Practice your incident response plan. Despite your best efforts, there may come a time when your company is the victim of a cyber attack. When that day comes, it’s important that your employees manage the consequences. By creating a response plan, attacks can be easily identified and ruled out before they do more damage.