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Cisco SD-WAN

Connect any user to any application with integrated capabilities for multicloud, security, and application optimization—all on a SASE-enabled architecture.

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Extend your network visibility, rapidly pinpoint issues, get faster resolution, and actively manage the performance of what matters.

Features and benefits

Enhanced visibility

Extend your network visibility and observability with Cisco vAnalytics and Cisco ThousandEyes solutions. You'll gain actionable insights to help you transform network operations from reactive to a highly proactive model.

Networking and security converged

Move beyond technology silos with converged networking and security. Simpler, outcome-driven solutions can mean faster transition to secure access service edge (SASE) architecture.

Optimized for multicloud

Cloud OnRamp delivers unified policy with IaaS integrations, enhanced application experience with SaaS optimization, and cloud-agnostic branch connectivity with Cloud Interconnect.

Cloud-scale infrastructure

The scalable SD-WAN fabric is designed to support high availability and throughput, multigigabit port options, 5G cellular links, and powerful encryption.

How the Cisco SD-WAN architecture works

Cisco SD-WAN, powered by Cisco IOS XE Software, is a highly secure, cloud-scale architecture that is open, programmable, and scalable. Through the Cisco vManage console, you can quickly establish an SD-WAN overlay fabric. Use it to connect data centers, branches, campuses, and colocation facilities to improve network speed, security, and efficiency.

vManage Desktop

Cisco vManage

Automation. Actionable insights. Analytics.

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Any deployment

Flexible WAN management

  • On-premises On-premises
  • Cloud Cloud
  • Multitenant Multitenant

Any service

Choose from a full suite of services.

  • Branch security Branch security
  • Cloud security Cloud security
  • Application quality of experience Application quality of experience
  • Voice and collaboration Voice and
  • Cloud OnRamp Cloud

Any transport

Deploy your WAN over any type
of connection.

  • Satellite Satellite
  • Internet Internet
  • 5G/LTE 5G/LTE

Any location

Physical or virtual platforms for:

  • Branch Branch
  • Colocation Colocation
  • Cloud Cloud

Deploy on your platform of choice

View all Cisco routers, or compare SD-WAN platforms using the Cisco Router Selector.


Deploy high-performance edge platforms with integrated services.


Launch virtualized network services on platforms designed for virtualization.

Wireless WAN

Deliver secure, flexible multigigabit cellular from any location.


Connect to any cloud and optimize SaaS applications.


Protect your WAN with flexible security. 

Deployment made easy with Cisco DNA Software

Simple, flexible software subscriptions give you access to the latest WAN innovations and provide centralized management with security, application-aware policies, segmentation, and cloud connectivity optimization. 

See Cisco SD-WAN in action

Learn how SD-WAN delivers applications to users and devices across any cloud without reducing visibility, security, or performance.

Secure automated SD-WAN
Application performance optimization
Secure direct internet access (DIA)
Branch security
Multicloud access

See what customers are saying

Simplify IT. Unify the experience.

Build a cost-effective, scalable, and resilient IT infrastructure from a proven leader in networking and security.

Deliver exceptional hybrid cloud network performance

Build a resilient, highly secure SD-WAN architecture. Enable high availability and less risk with services for hybrid cloud connectivity.


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