SD-WAN Deployments Need Out-of-Band Visibility
SD-WAN provides lower cost, secure network connections across corporate and regional locations, based on the simplified architecture of SDN. But without an Out-of-Band backup, SD-WAN has an Achilles heel.
Flexible Networks Across Remote Locations
SD-WAN is the application of Software Defined Networking (SDN) to create a smarter, more agile Wide Area Network, able to support the increasingly sophisticated distribution of networking devices across multiple locations and remote sites, whether that’s branch offices, manufacturing locations or retail stores. It provides the flexibility to change the network configuration and logical topology without changing the physical infrastructure, and allows the creation of virtual network groups across sites, independent of where people are geographically located.
Key benefits of SD-WAN:
- Increased flexibility of network configuration, with reduced complexity
- Quick deployment of new network locations using zero touch provisioning
- Seamless management of distributed team members with Virtual Local Area Networks across multiple locations
- Reduced cost by leveraging commodity hardware and eliminating expensive private network circuits
- Secure connection of standard broadband via a dynamic VPN tunnel
- Balances traffic across multiple technologies (broadband, 4G LTE) without the need for dedicated MPLS circuits