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SD-WAN Solution

Learn how Cisco SD-WAN extends intent-based networking across the branch, WAN, and cloud.

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Benefits of Cisco SD-WAN

Better user experience

Deploy applications in minutes, on any platform. Deliver a consistent user experience and predictable performance.

Greater agility

Get faster, easier deployment and operation of your WAN, and faster performance using less bandwidth.

Advanced threat protection

Securely connect users to applications. Multilayer security encrypts all data for protection from the WAN edge to the cloud.

What you get with Cisco SD-WAN

Transport independence

Deploy your WAN over any type of connection, such as MPLS, Internet, or 4G LTE.

Endpoint flexibility

Gain rich services like WAN optimization and firewall or basic WAN connectivity, for physical or virtual platforms across the branch, WAN, or cloud.

Integrated security

Get cloud-based or on-premises security with a broad ecosystem for superior threat intelligence.

Application quality of experience

Get real-time application optimization for productivity and SaaS applications. Intent-based dynamic path control optimizes network and application performance.

Discover control and flexibility

Deploy Cisco SD-WAN on your ISR or ASR

With a simple software update, extend intent-based networking to your WAN.

Take control of branch management costs

Lower costs and improve your user experience in four easy steps with SD-WAN.

Software subscription offers

WAN subscription

Gain flexibility, protect investments, and access ongoing innovation with our new licensing.

Case studies

Always connected workplace

"With Cisco SD-WAN, my life as a network administrator is significantly easier. To deploy new configurations and policy changes across the entire network, what would have taken a very long time previously, touching many devices individually, now takes a matter of minutes."

--Peter Castle, Network Administrator, Reece Group

Fast response to changing business needs

"Agilent's global rollout of Viptela SD-WAN enables our IT teams to respond rapidly to changing business requirements. We now achieve more than 80% improvement in turnaround times for new capability and a significant increase in application reliability and user experience."

-- Pascal Heger, Global Network Architect, Agilent Technologies

5-Year ROI for SD-WAN

Based on Typical MPLS to Hybrid WAN Migration and 30% YoY Traffic Growth

Number of sites


Site Bandwidth (Mbps)

Traditional $7.3M
66% cost reduction

Cisco SD-WAN Technology Alliances

Related SD-WAN solutions

Meraki SD-WAN

For lean IT teams, Meraki simplifies branch management and integrates threat management.

Cisco SD-Branch

Consolidate network services into virtualized, on-demand applications at the branch office. Gain centralized orchestration and management.

Cisco Managed Services Accelerator

Deploy and manage your SD-WAN service quickly and easily with Cisco MSX.

Start your journey today

Start delivering uncompromised experiences over any connection. With Cisco Services, unlock the potential of your SD-WAN investment to drive better business outcomes and minimize disruption.

What is Cisco SD-WAN?

The Cisco SD-WAN Solution is a cloud-delivered overlay WAN architecture that facilitates digital and cloud transformation for enterprises. It significantly reduces WAN costs and time to deploy new services.

Cisco SD-WAN builds a robust security architecture that's crucial for hybrid networks. It provides a strong policy framework.

The solution has been deployed in every major industry. It solves many critical enterprise problems, including:

  • Establishing transport-independent WAN for lower cost and higher diversity
  • Meeting SLA for business-critical and real-time applications
  • Providing end-to-end segmentation for protecting critical enterprise compute resources
  • Extending seamlessly into the public cloud
  • Providing optimal user experience for SaaS applications


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