How SD-WAN Can Help Your Business

August 01, 2019 | Business Networking

To keep up with the demands of today’s digital consumer, businesses have to be faster and have more dependable Internet network operations.


Any latency or outage in a network could mean a severe setback to a company. And the lack of reliability trickles down to the end-user as well. Along with speed and consistent uptime, security is also a critical factor. Users want to feel confident that their information will remain private and secure.


To help resolve these concerns, many enterprises are implementing the capabilities of SD-WAN.

What is SD-WAN?

To better understand SD-WAN, let’s examine a basic network system like the local area network, or LAN. A typical LAN is essentially your Wi-Fi at home, with everything from your computer to your phone connected to it. Then there are wide area networks, or WANs, that connect offices and companies around the world. WANs are used for private line (PL) collaboration among enterprise users, clients, suppliers and partners.


SD-WAN is the latest evolution of WAN.


SD-WAN stands for software-defined wide area network and works through the engineering of a network via a cloud-based interface. In other words, you can direct traffic through a cloud-based management server, as opposed to through the hardware.

This is especially important in geographically-distributed and remote office environments. SD-WAN makes it easy for IT to control one virtual network under a single, common command.


Benefits of SD-WAN

1. Control Your Network Traffic

Through the cloud-based applications programming interface (API), SD-WAN lets you prioritize your most important tasks, including VoIP and other real-time applications. This allows you to make sure that all necessary applications are running at optimal speeds for the best experience. With more control over your traffic, you can maximize your business efficiency too.


2. Add Security

Through TelNet’s SD-WAN, your entire WAN is protected by a centralized firewall, encryption, or both to control and manage data. With our encryption, you can ensure secure data transmission over public networks. Encryption ensures that all your information is encoded to maximize privacy.


3. Maximize Bandwidth

Maximize your Internet and data speed by combining the bandwidth from any ISP through multiple connections via fiber, cable, etc. Through this setup, your network will improve in performance with combined upload and download speeds, optimizing your overall experience and productivity.


4. Build Network Redundancy

SD-WAN lets you create a failover for your business through multiple connections including fiber, T1, LTE and other network connections. Building network redundancy ensures that your business is always connected. With failover, you can maintain your session traffic and security, not to mention your users will build trust with you and love your reliability.


Switching to SD-WAN is simple. If this solution sounds like something your business needs, Contact Us Today.