Branch Office Challenges

Slow, expensive WAN technologies connect branch offices in a private network, and they don’t account for users and devices outside the traditional perimeter.
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Multiple Locations at Scale

From large and small offices to showroom booths, construction trailers, and pop‐up sites, all users expect predictable network and application access.

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The Enterprise in Motion

Devices and endpoints in the branch are steadily increasing, including mobile and IoT. Remote site guest Wi-Fi is becoming a must-have.

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Infrastructure for Everyone, Everywhere

Cloud-delivered SD-WAN helps remove the profusion of boxes and convoluted configurations that used to be required for a distributed workforce.

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Zero-Touch Deployment

A cloud-provisioned network edge—including LTE and 5G—brings remote sites, with no IT staff needed, online in minutes.

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Deliver Better End User Experiences

Deliver Better End User Experiences

With SD-WAN, IT can orchestrate business, QoS and security policies, as well as application access, regardless of where the user or the application is. Flexible and location-independent, SD-WAN steers traffic directly between source and destination — mobile-worker or remote office, to IaaS or SaaS server — allocating bandwidth and prioritizing traffic to provide the optimal end-user experience.

Optimize Cloud Connectivity

Optimize Cloud Connectivity

SD-WAN delivers faster, better performance and higher quality access to SaaS applications and cloud resources, regardless of the user’s location. SD-WAN identifies application traffic, applies QoS policies and path selection to provide direct, reliable, high-performance access from any location to applications that reside in either the data center or the cloud.

Leverage Cost-Efficient Bandwidth

Leverage Cost-Efficient Bandwidth

Operate over all available branch office links—private, broadband, cellular, whatever is available and affordable—in a simple and cost-effective manner with SD-WAN. SD-WAN aggregates disparate links into a single virtual conduit governed by single-point specifications for business, QoS and security policies. Available links and bandwidth are automatically detected, continuously monitored and traffic is steered to optimize throughput, bandwidth allocation, application performance, application availability, and end-user experience.

Secure the Network

Secure the Network, Users, and Devices

Cloud-based applications, accessed by Internet-connected user devices, demand security applied flexibly and dynamically to decentralized traffic wherever it may flow, orchestrated from a single point. SD-WAN encrypts traffic where needed, when needed, with dynamic VPN tunnels, and applies firewalling at the cloud entry point to the virtual network.

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Explore More Key Elements of SD-WAN

Learn more about the aspects of this technology that make it a strong choice for modern networks.

Security Services

Segmentation in the data center and extended over the WAN enables a comprehensive, zero-trust model for applications.

Hybrid WAN

Using SD-WAN to create a hybrid WAN is faster, more reliable, and more cost-effective than backhauling to the data center over private lines – and increases bandwidth.

Network Edge

The edge—branch, cloud, data center, mobile, IoT—is transforming with ubiquitous compute power, autonomous decision making, sensor data and control.

Cloud-First Approach

SD-WAN delivers increased network agility and cost reduction for organizations embracing the cloud.