SD-WAN: the new landscape of networking

More users. More apps. More devices.

An influx of data and devices is pushing the limits of traditional WAN architectures, making it nearly impossible for networks to keep up. IT is trying to increase bandwidth and improve connectivity, but they can't do it alone.
Enter: Cisco SD-WAN.

With the power of software-defined networking on the WAN, businesses can improve performance, reduce costs, and stay secure. It's a cloud-first, software-driven approach that routes traffic, maintains application performance, and adapts to changing conditions—all without direct IT oversight.

70% of application outages are tied
to networking problems. 1

Harness the power of the cloud.

Today, your network has to work harder than ever to deliver better user experiences over the cloud. With Cisco SD-WAN, you can deliver applications in minutes, on any platform, with consistent, predictable performance. SD-WAN helps you create a wide area network, which means better experiences for customers and employees.

So how exactly does it work?

In a single overlay that extends to data center, cloud, and branch locations, Cisco SD-WAN optimizes software-as-a-service (SaaS) performance for Office 365, Salesforce, and other cloud-based apps. It also delivers seamless connectivity to the public cloud to simplify workflows for AWS, Azure, and more—including application-aware policies that allow real-time policy enforcement for cloud and on-premise solutions.

Network traffic is growing
30% year over year.1

Grow more, spend less.

Bandwidth is expensive enough as is, and network traffic shows no signs of slowing down. What if you could get simplified management and operations while lowering costs and increasing agility? Cisco SD-WAN offers faster, easier deployments and operations, as well as better performance. Now, you can get more bandwidth for less cost.

What's the secret?

Combine MPLS with low-cost broadband services using a hybrid WAN approach, and save time rolling out new services and branches. Centralized management and built-in automation simplify workflows to increase efficiencies even further.

90% of SD-WAN early-adopters
plan to use cloud for enterprise
apps next year.2

Get security without limiting access.

With so many potential threats hiding in encrypted traffic, balancing security with network access is no small task. You need to provide the right level of network access to the right people at the right time—all while protecting your business. Cisco SD-WAN provides a robust security architecture to connect users to applications enabling best of breed cloud security for internet-bound traffic.

What does that mean for my network?

Reduce the impact of breaches with WAN segmentation that uses granular policies to isolate business-critical assets. Cisco SD-WAN provides end-to-end segmentation to protect the enterprise, from partner and guest wireless to branch access. It also delivers the powerful security architecture needed to protect hybrid networks.

Why Cisco SD-WAN?

Only Cisco offers a comprehensive network solution that includes SD-WAN along with powerful security architecture and the ability to scale at your own pace. Cisco SD-WAN solutions integrate cloud optimization, security, and advanced analytics to transform your enterprise for digital and cloud.

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