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SD-WAN Solution

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

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.

The office that works as hard as you do

With a simple click and drag of your mouse, get the full effect of Cisco’s Enterprise Networking panoramic 360° experience. See what’s happening behind the scenes of an office throughout a normal work day.

Subscription-based routing software

Discover the new, flexible software consumption model for Cisco enterprise routers.

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.

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
$ 2.5M
66% cost reduction

Cisco SD-WAN Technology Alliances

To deliver enterprise networking solutions of the future, we've built an ecosystem of best-in-class partnerships. Our partners help you by facilitating integration testing and validation, documentation, sales, marketing, and support of Cisco SD-WAN.


IDC explores the benefits of SD-WAN: driving increased agility, advanced threat protection, and a tangible return on investment.

Related solutions

Meraki SD-WAN

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

Cisco IWAN

Deliver secure, high-performance experiences over any type of wide-area network connection.

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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