In today’s digital landscape, users have varying types of connections and access applications in many different places. SD-WAN simplifies operations with cloud-based network management, enabling you to provide the optimal path for the best user experience.
SD-WAN is a software-defined (SD) approach to managing your wide area network (WAN) that helps organizations of all sizes protect their business from network downtime. SD-WAN utilizes multiple circuit connections, like broadband internet, MPLS, LTE or 4G simultaneously. This connectivity independence delivers a flexible, cost-effective solution that keeps your business always connected.
Benefits of SD-WAN
- Protect your business from network downtime and service outages.
- Securely connect every office with auto-provisioning IPsec-based VPN technology. Plus, get new branches or offices online quickly using whatever internet connectivity is available at your location.
- Easily control network traffic with a sharpened visibility into network performance. Plus, optimize bandwidth utilization and prioritize key business applications.
- Enhanced network security with firewall features that automatically apply security and traffic shaping rules to ensure optimal performance. In addition, intrusion protection fortifies your network from any internal vulnerabilities and the latest external threats.
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Feature Comparison – Meraki vs VeloCloud
|Highly scalable (1,000+ branches)||✅||✅|
|Centralized orchestration and automation for branch management and expansion||✅||✅|
|Real-time network performance monitoring including packet loss, latency, jitter statistics for WAN uplinks||✅||✅|
|Supports multiple WAN uplinks – Ethernet, LTE, MPLS||✅||✅|
|Zero-touch deployment to streamline branch expansion||✅||✅|
|Network and application-based traffic steering||✅||✅|
|Direct Internet Breakout (DIB) allows branches access to cloud applications directly through public internet using a single appliance||✅||✅|
|Basic SD-WAN and security features in one appliance||✅|
|Unified Threat Management including IDS/IPS, advanced malware protection, content and URL filtering||✅|
|Active/Active/Standby VPN – Utilize 2 WAN uplinks in an active/active configuration with 4G/LTE on standby in the event of failure of both wired WAN uplinks||✅|
|Flexible, sophisticated, full-featured SD-WAN solution||✅|
|Dynamic multi-path load balancing monitors all WAN uplinks on a continuous basis and if issues arise, traffic is steered proactively, dynamically and automatically on a sub-second basis to alternative transport path(s)||✅|
|Supports virtual Edge (vEdge) on AWS or Azure cloud instances – securely extending your network into the cloud||✅|
|Active/Active/Active VPN – Utilize up-to 3 WAN uplinks including 4G/LTE||✅|
|2-armed gateway configuration provides ability to connect to external MPLS networks or attach private cloud on-ramping||✅|