Service Components

Increase IT agility, drive operational efficiency, enable easy migration to the cloud, and secure your network with VMware SD-WAN. VMware SD-WAN consists of four key components:
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Intelligent Network Overlay

Optimize access to SaaS apps, IaaS resources, data center on any combination of WAN links. DMPO increases network agility, app performance, reliability.

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Virtual Service Delivery

Enable VNFs, recognize 3,000+ apps, policy-based traffic routing. Simplified firewall, VPN, 3rd party service provisioning eliminates single-function appliances.

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Secure, Scalable Cloud Network

Cloud-based VPN, Gateways enable access to SaaS apps, cloud, data center. Deploy Edge in minutes, authenticate automatically, get to cloud quickly and securely.

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Orchestration and Analytics

VMware SD-WAN Orchestrator delivers centralized management, business-level visibility, and application usage monitoring across multiple transports, service providers, and remote sites.

SD-WAN Architecture

Built on software-defined networking principles, VMware SD-WAN decouples networking software services from underlying hardware to create a secure, reliable, and transport-independent network overlay.

Architecture Types

Secure Access Service Edge

Secure Access Service Edge (SASE)

Merge network and security services with the cloud-first VMware SASE platform. Use the multi-tenant platform combining industry-leading VMware SD-WAN, Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA), SWG, CASB, RBI, firewall, and other security services in a single managed service node (or Point of Presence) for secure access to public and private cloud applications. Centrally manage business policy, configuration, monitoring, and security in a single interface.

Internet-only SD-WAN

Internet-only SD-WAN

Deploy VMware SD-WAN with Internet links only. Aggregate multiple internet links into a pool of resources to optimize connectivity and reliability across the branch network. Securely access SaaS applications, IaaS providers, and the data center on internet links with VMware SD-WAN’s built-in security features such as stateful firewall and VPN, end-to-end encryption, and cloud security.

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Hybrid SD-WAN

Deploy VMware SD-WAN across the branch network with existing MPLS and Internet links. Aggregate existing WAN links into a virtual unified pool of resources to optimize existing links and bandwidth. Ensure application performance and decrease latency with Dynamic Multipath Optimization (DMPO) and deep application recognition. Improve reliability, enhance user experience, securely access cloud resources, and centrally manage security across the network.

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On Premise Hybrid SD-WAN

Deploy VMware SD-WAN across the branch network with existing WAN links. Host the VMware SD-WAN Orchestrator, Edge, and Controller on-premises for comprehensive control and compliance. Securely access SaaS applications, IaaS providers, and the enterprise data center from the branch by connecting to the on-premises VMware SD-WAN Edge Hub.

Zero Trust Network Access

Zero Trust Network Access

Enable users at home or anywhere to access cloud resources securely without added latency through VMware Secure Access™ —a single, cloud-hosted offer combining VMware Workspace ONE and VMware SD-WAN. Deliver consistent, optimal, and secure cloud application access for all users—whether at the branch or remote—through VMware’s network of worldwide managed service nodes.


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Software-Defined WAN For Dummies

Your crash course in SD-WAN. This easy-to-read book gives you jargon-free best practices for Software-Defined Wide Area Networking.