Benefits of SD-WAN

Cisco SD-WAN gives users the ability to manage connectivity across their WAN from a single dashboard. But it also lets them connect to cloud platforms with greater speed, reliability, and efficiency.

Cisco SD-WAN benefits - Cloud-first architecture

In the Cisco SD-WAN vManage console, you can easily automate virtual private gateway deployment in IaaS and PaaS environments. Cisco SD-WAN onRamp brings your applications closer to customers securely, adjusting your IPsec route as needed to help ensure service delivery and performance while monitoring the hosting infrastructure for anomalies.

Cisco SD-WAN onRamp gives you enhanced, automated connectivity to IaaS and PaaS cloud environments without forcing you into existing multitenant gateways or a time-consuming manual process. Cisco SD-WAN offers instant visibility into cloud traffic, control over deployment, and the convenience of automated management.

In addition, Cisco SD-WAN onRamp can optimize the SaaS applications that you and your stakeholders use in day-to-day operations.

Monitoring underlay performance via the vManage dashboard, Cisco SD-WAN onRamp automatically selects the fastest, most reliable path to SaaS applications for your users, engaging in real-time steering no matter where they are located. In the event of Layer-3 service interruptions beyond your control, Cisco SD-WAN onRamp will adjust as necessary, helping to ensure continuous uptime for stakeholders.

Right security, right place--simplified

As the world’s leading networking company, Cisco defined the standard for routing. As the largest enterprise cybersecurity provider, Cisco covers thousands of customers with end-to-end protection.

By choosing Cisco SD-WAN, you gain the ability to manage certified trustworthy platforms while instantly deploying the right security in the right place, all from a single dashboard. With a few clicks in the Cisco vManage console, you can instantly protect your entire network, reducing risk while ensuring business compliance, continuity, and success.

Cisco SD-WAN can transform your Cisco routers into advanced, multilayered security devices with an application-aware enterprise firewall, IPS, URL filter, and continuous DNS monitoring. As a result, end users--whether in the data center, branch, campus, or a remote location--can enjoy protection from a multitude of security threats. In addition, Cisco SD-WAN can segment network traffic end to end, protecting your business against data exfiltration and insider threats.

Predictable application experience

Using the advanced vAnalytics engine accessed through the Cisco vManage console, you can quickly provide stakeholders with the visibility necessary to isolate issues in the WAN. Additional components of vAnalytics include:

  • End-to-end visibility into applications and infrastructure across the entire SD-WAN fabric
  • Real-time information for failure correlation, cross-customer benchmarking, and application performance scores
  • What-if scenarios for performance forecasting
  • Assistance planning application provisioning, bandwidth increases, and branch expansions
  • Intelligent recommendations based on existing policies, templates, and preferences
  • Application quality of service (QoS) categorization and policy changes for predictable performance

In addition, with an enhanced event-correlation engine, Cisco SD-WAN vAnalytics helps you cut through noisy event raw data. It uses its contextual analysis to understand when to turn service interruptions into alarms. This drastically reduces false positives and unnecessary escalations, saving your IT department time to focus on what matters.

Cisco SD-WAN provides advanced analytics, monitoring, and automation for any connection across your network, whether MPLS or beyond the cloud edge. With Cisco SD-WAN, you can help ensure users enjoy optimal speeds and the best performance from the applications they need for success. Enjoy improved productivity and an enhanced user experience with consistent, secure access to business applications on certified trustworthy hardware.