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Cisco SD-WAN

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

Extend visibility into the internet and cloud

Applications are everywhere. Take control of your digital experience across the internet, the cloud, and software as a service (SaaS) with Cisco ThousandEyes integration.

Features and benefits

Predictable application experience

Cisco ThousandEyes extends application visibility into the internet and cloud for actionable insights. Cisco vAnalytics offers visualised performance insights into the underlying SD-WAN network.

Right security, right place

On-premises or cloud-based security with secure SD-WAN helps accelerate the transition to a secure access service edge (SASE) architecture where and when it's needed.

Optimised 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, multi-gigabit port options, 5G cellular links, and powerful encryption.

How the Cisco SD-WAN architecture works

Cisco SD-WAN powered by Viptela/IOS XE 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 optimise 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 centralised 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

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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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