Software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) is a software-based approach for businesses to utilize and manage more than one external network connection at a given location based on its performance. SD-WAN can allow network admins to define which WAN link an application should use, and help reduce reliance on MPLS. Lower-cost broadband and fiber have matured to now have the reliability and uptime to be viable options to complement or replace MPLS. SD-WAN can also maximize user experience in a multi-hosted environment. With more business-critical traffic becoming cloud-centric, use cases focused on intelligently maximizing SaaS application quality of experience are emerging to be a vital expectation of SD-WAN.
Cisco SD-WAN powered by Meraki is delivered by powerful Meraki MX appliances that establish auto VPN tunnels between devices (and locations) over any type of WAN link. VPN tunnel performance is monitored constantly for packet loss, jitter, latency, and MOS. Real-time performance telemetry is used to make autonomous decisions about which path should be used to satisfy the performance of critical cloud applications and VoIP. Cisco SD-WAN powered by Meraki offers:
- True zero-touch provisioning, which is the quickest and simplest way for organizations to significantly reduce their total WAN costs and deliver the desired level of performance for VoIP and business critical cloud applications—no matter where they are hosted.
- Supreme visibility and advanced analytics, including web application, WAN, and VoIP health
- Natively integrated advanced security, which includes next-gen layer-7 firewall, Cisco AMP with Threat Grid, Cisco SNORT IDS/IPS, cloud security with Cisco Umbrella SIG, and content filtering
- Unified management platform Streamline IT operations with management of SDWAN as well as wireless, switching, security, cellular, end-point management, and smart security cameras into a single intuitive and centralized platform.
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