Software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) applies the benefits of software-defined networking (SDN) technology to traditionally hardware-based networking. It provides an overlay architecture which centralises and simplifies network management and makes the network more elastic.
At Paradyn, we provide a simple interface for managing SD-WAN, making it as easy to set up as plug and play. Our SD-WAN solutions support multiple connection types, including Internet, MPLS and LTE, and allow for load sharing across WAN connections.
Benefits of our SD-WAN solutions
• Improved transport options: As the WAN is virtualised, it can be utilised through any transport protocol, including 3G, 4G, Internet, Ethernet and Wi-Fi. Businesses using SD-WAN enjoy complete flexibility regarding backhaul medium.
• More secure: Conventional WAN solutions handle security through multiple appliances at each branch office, whereas SD-WAN includes all functions in-box and for a lower cost. Also, SD-WAN offers malware defences for all devices on a network and can integrate with cloud web content filtering services.
• Intelligent pathway control: SD-WAN provides intelligent path control which steers traffic based on application. This control can be implemented at centralised control level and then pushed out to every SD-WAN device.
• Automatic provisioning: Businesses using SD-WAN can send devices to branches unconfigured and each device can then download its policy, crypto-certificate and keys so that it can immediately start learning traffic patterns.