The modern workforce is increasingly mobile, and business-critical applications are running over the Internet across multiple clouds. Traditional WAN architectures were never designed for the cloud with a lack of available bandwidth, limited security, and increased complexity. The delay caused by backhaul traffic impairs application performance resulting in a poor user experience and lost productivity.
Software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) is a virtual WAN architecture that allows enterprises to leverage any combination of transport services to securely connect users to applications. SD-WAN is designed to fully support applications hosted in on-premise data centres, public or private clouds and SaaS services.
In essence, it’s a technology that simplifies the operation and management of the many network connections between sites in an organisation. Delivering reliable, secure performance for latency-sensitive, mission-critical applications.
SD-WAN lets you control how traffic is directed and prioritised across multiple uplinks, and enables your network to immediately and intelligently adapt to changing performance conditions — ensuring latency-sensitive traffic like VoIP and Video have the throughput and optimisation they need.
Software-defined WAN capabilities in every security appliance reduce operational costs and improve resource usage for multi-site deployments. Network administrators use available bandwidth more efficiently and ensure the highest possible level of performance for critical applications without sacrificing security or data privacy.
- Next-gen layer-7 Firewalls
- Intrusion Prevention
- Content Filtering
- Cloud Brokered VPN
- Advanced Malware Protection
- High Availability
SIMPLICITY AND CONTROL
Whether it’s one site or ten thousand, our SD-WAN solutions leverage an intuitive, web-based dashboard to give you instant insights about your WAN’s health, access to built-in live tools and packet capture, and centralised visibility and control over application usage both inside and between your networked sites.
Redundancy is built into each Appliance: from dual WAN and cellular uplinks to maintain connection to the Internet, to warm spare failover that ensures service integrity, to self-healing site-to-site VPN that keeps branches and public cloud IT services securely connected.
ADVANCED INTEGRATED SECURITY
Spark SD-WAN is powered by Meraki and natively integrated with advanced security informed by the world-renowned security research team, Cisco Talos. MX appliances also receive zero-touch security updates so you can be confident you are protected from the latest threats and that WAN traffic is secure especially for applications with direct Internet access.