SD-WAN: The Next Wave of Networking Security for Small Businesses

Team IPFone

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Having a secure network is more critical than ever in a world where nearly everything is done online. That’s where SD-WAN comes in. SD-WAN is a software-defined networking solution that uses multiple connection types to create a secure, reliable network.

What is SD-WAN?

SD-WAN stands for software-defined networking in a wide area network. A wide area network is a type of computer network that spans a large geographical area. Traditionally, WANs have been difficult and expensive to set up and maintain. SD-WAN makes it possible to create and manage a WAN with ease.

How Does SD-WAN Work?

SD-WAN uses multiple connection types—including MPLS, broadband, and LTE—to create a single, secure network. By using multiple connection types, SD-WAN can provide the reliability of MPLS with the flexibility and cost savings of broadband. 

What are the Benefits of SD-WAN?

There are many benefits of using SD-WAN, including increased security, reduced costs, and improved performance. 

Increased Security: 

There are many benefits of using SD-WAN, but one of the most important is that it helps to keep your network secure. Here’s how:

1. SD-WAN uses encryption to protect data in transit. 

2. SD-WAN provides granular control over traffic flow, making identifying and blocking suspicious activity easier. 

3. SD-WAN can be deployed in a hybrid or multi-cloud environment, adding an extra layer of security by making it more difficult for hackers to access critical data. 

4. SD-WAN integrates with existing security solutions, providing an additional layer of protection against sophisticated attacks.

Reduced Costs: 

Another benefit of using SD-WAN is that it can reduce costs. Because it uses multiple connection types, SD-WAN can take advantage of lower-cost broadband connections while still providing the reliability of MPLS. This can save your business money on networking costs. 

Improved Performance: 

A third benefit of using SD-WAN is that it can improve performance. SD-WAN can enhance communication between branch offices and headquarters by creating a single, secure network. This can lead to better decision-making and faster response times. 

If you’re looking for a way to increase security, reduce costs, and improve performance, then SD-WAN is your solution. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you implement an SD-WAN solution for your business. Click Here to schedule a personalized demo.