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Cisco Intelligent WAN

Provide a Better Branch Experience

Cisco Integrated Services Routers conserve bandwidth and simplify network management.

Provide a Better Branch Experience

Cisco Intelligent WAN (IWAN) delivers an uncompromised user experience over any connection. Now, you can benefit from the right-size connections for your branch offices, while gaining operational simplicity with lower costs.

Cost Savings Without Compromise

Overview of the reliable, secure, flexible Intelligent WAN (Video - 2:09 min)

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In today's competitive environment, organizations must optimize their investments. Cisco IWAN helps them do just that. Now, IT can use investments in Cisco Application Experience (AX) Routers to scale to the growing demands of branch office users at lower costs. And they can do this without compromising performance, reliability or security.

While the Internet is quickly becoming a more stable platform with better price to performance and improved reliability, it still falls short of meeting standards for many businesses. With Cisco IWAN, IT has the security and application services to deliver the highest levels of reliability.

The solution allows organizations to realize the cost benefits of provider flexibility. They can deploy new services faster, no matter which transport model they prefer –Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), the Internet, or a hybrid WAN access model.

The savings from IWAN can not only pay for the branch infrastructure investments, but can also free up resources for new, innovative business services. IT can quickly roll out bandwidth intensive applications like video, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), and guest Wi-Fi with lower costs and a great user experience.

Get more from your WAN with Cisco Intelligent WAN.

With Cisco IWAN, you can:

Optimize your WAN use to increase ROI, as IWAN helps IT fully use their WAN investments, and avoid oversubscription of lines. The growth of new cloud traffic, guest services, and video can be easily load balanced across multiple WAN lines.

Support provider flexibility to lower costs and speed up service delivery time, by moving to less expensive transport options without compromising performance, reliability, and security.

Secure all your branch endpoints, as IWAN can efficiently offload traffic onto the Internet while transparently scaling security.

Deliver an application-aware network for optimal performance, since IWAN gives IT full visibility and control at the application level (Layer 7), to tune the network for business-critical services, and quickly resolve network issues.

Apply advanced compression for minimal WAN load, to reduce WAN bandwidth requirements and help applications perform better with the smallest load possible.

Simplify branch operations, as IWAN delivers comprehensive services on a consolidated platform. It gives IT a scalable approach to remotely manage WAN traffic growth from trends like cloud, mobility, and video on a smaller branch footprint.

Cisco ISR-AX provides a powerful branch services platform to meet the bandwidth demands of cloud, mobility, and video. The solution includes advanced routing, security, and application services that delivers an optimal user experience, regardless of where the application resides.

Users benefit from greater productivity, while the business simplifies operations and lower costs. Cisco ISR-AX is priced for wide-scale adoption, offered at 20 -35 percent less than standalone WAN optimization appliances.

Cisco ISR-AX is available on Cisco 4451-X, 3900, 2900, and 1900 Series Integrated Services Routers and includes:

Cisco ASR1000-AX offers an application services platform optimized for highly secure WAN aggregation, Internet edge, data center, and campus. The solution includes application visibility, control, optimization, and security features, to help IT successfully deploy a high-quality application experience, anywhere, for greater productivity at a lowest cost.

The Cisco ASR1000-AX is available on the ASR 1000 Series and includes:

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