What is SD-WAN?
SD-WAN (software-defined wide-area networks) uses software to control the connectivity, management and services between sites.
It’s a technique, rather than a connection and it makes wide-area networks more intelligent and more flexible.
Typically if your business has offices around the country, each office has its own network provider and, when new sites are added or offices are moved each change requires a new installation and a new provider.
However, with cloud-based SD-WAN it can integrate with any current connection and disperse its network across multiple sites. In effect, it’s a traffic control system that ensures connectivity and bandwidth demands are met.
Benefits of SD-WAN
- Single centralised point which overviews and manages all business network ports
- Rapid deployment of services without the need for IT personnel
- Bandwidth can be added or reduced as business requirements evolve
- Built-in encryption, content filtering and firewalls
- Service updates carried out remotely
- Single appliance rather than multiple saves on maintenance costs
- 24/7/365 UK-based customer support
Frequently Asked Questions
SD-WAN isn’t essential for businesses but it can be a useful solution to have as it ensures connectivity and bandwidth needs are met throughout your business.
Don’t worry, we’ll help you with that. Better still, we’ll be able to help you remotely as well, saving you money on maintenance costs. SD-WAN is a single appliance and service updates can be carried out remotely, making the solution an easy one to manage.
Yes! Instead of having different connections to each of your offices, SD-WAN gathers one single connection and disperses it across your locations to ensure needs are met across your business.
SD-WAN network traffic won't be slowed during peak times as it's managed and transported in the most efficient way. And, unlike most providers, we only work with UK businesses so your SD-WAN connection won't be impacted by residential traffic.
We're an independent provider so we'll get the best SD-WAN deals from major suppliers including TalkTalk, Virgin and BT. We've got unique commercial agreements too so you'll get the most competitive prices in the marketplace.
Whether you want SD-WAN to connect multiple sites from one centralised point or a business mobile fleet to accompany your connectivity, we've got a wide variety of telecoms solutions to suit your business needs.
All our Ethernet products come with service availability up to 99.9% so that whatever happens, we'll get you back up and running as quickly as possible. What's more, our Ethernet products give you symmetrical speeds, meaning your uploading will be as fast as downloading.
While you focus on running your business, we'll keep you protected with our 24/7/265 monitoring service. All of our networking products come equipped with distributed denial of service (DDoS) protection as standard ensuring cyberattacks are kept at bay.
Our UK-based fault team provide a 24/7 service and our dedication to our customers is evident in our 4.6 score on Trustpilot.
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