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Features and benefits

Predictable application experience

Increase user productivity by optimizing cloud and on-premises application performance with real-time analytics, visibility, and control.

Right security, right place

Protect users, devices, and applications by deploying embedded or cloud security faster with the best threat intelligence. 

Simplicity at enterprise scale

Centralize cloud management to make it easy to deploy SD-WAN and security while maintaining policy across thousands of sites.

Maximum choice and control

Maintain flexibility with a cloud-first architecture to connect any user, to any application, across any cloud.

How the Cisco SD-WAN architecture works

Cisco SD-WAN is a secure, cloud scale architecture that is open, programmable and scalable. Managed through the Cisco vManage console you can quickly establish an SD-WAN overlay fabric to connect data centers, branches, campuses, and colocation facilities to improve network speed, security, and efficiency.

vManage Desktop

Cisco vManage

Automation. Network 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
    Collaboration
  • Cloud OnRamp Cloud
    OnRamp
  •  

Any transport

Deploy your WAN over any type
of connection.

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

Any location

Physical or virtual platforms for:

  • Branch Branch
  • Colocation Colocation
  • Cloud Cloud

Deploy SD-WAN on your platform of choice

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Physical

Deploy high-performance branch and campus platforms with integrated network services.

Virtual

Launch virtualized network services on platforms designed for virtualization.

Security

Protect your WAN with flexible security. 

Deploy SD-WAN your way with Cisco DNA software

Simple, flexible software subscription suites help you achieve the latest software-defined WAN innovations and provide centralized management with security, application-aware policies, segmentation, and optimization for cloud connectivity.

SD-WAN use cases

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

Secure automated WAN

Leave traditional, complex WANs behind. Move to agile, controller-based WANs with robust security features.

Application-performance optimization

Meet service-level agreements (SLAs) and maintain strong performance, even if network problems occur.

Secure direct Internet access (DIA)

Connect branch offices to Internet and cloud applications while providing protection against attacks.

Branch multicloud access

Achieve your move to the cloud with Cloud OnRamp for SaaS, which is integrated into Cisco SD-WAN.

Regional-hub multicloud access

Tie together regional sites with multicloud applications, using VNFs that can be rapidly provisioned on colocation platforms.

See what customers have to say

Accelerate your success with services from Cisco Customer Experience

Now you can adopt SD-WAN with ease and confidence thanks to our trusted expert resources.

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Additional resources

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