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SD-WAN is the future

The move to SaaS and Cloud services, combined with the demand to work from anywhere, is causing enterprises to rethink the way they connect and secure their operations.

As a result, it is predicted that internet only, cloud-first SD-WANs will become the norm as enterprises migrate away from legacy WAN technologies in order to optimise costs and achieve gains in flexibility, security, application performance and management.

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Not all SD-WANs are created equal.

SD-WANs are a combination of technologies: underlay (the forwarding plane) and overlay (the control plane). However both the underlay and the overlay can vary greatly in their capabilities and features. The art of designing a comprehensive SD-WAN service is in the understanding and translation of business needs into a working technology solution. Accompanied by the knowledge and experience of knowing which vendors and carriers are best suited to the challenge.

How can SD-WAN help you?

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Enhanced performance

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Increased flexibility

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Optimised cost

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More control

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Our solutions come with

  • Vendor choice

    Best choice SD-WAN vendor for cloud management and security.
  • ISP flexibility

    A choice of ISPs and access methods for complete flexibility, performance and resilience.
  • Connected cloud

    Choice of private or public Cloud OnRamp for optimised access to your chosen Cloud Services
  • Integrated security

    Ecosystem of leading Cloud integrations for Zero Trust, Access Management and Web Control.
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Cloud first security for SD-WAN

Securing hybrid and multicloud access is crucial for cloud first SD-WANs. With more enterprises adopting SaaS and cloud applications, many are turning to Zero Trust Network Aaccess (ZTNA) for their security and access control strategies.

Comprehensive access controls

In an enterprise business, trust, or rather lack of trust is paramount. From a hybrid working perspective, by default we should trust nothing. We don’t trust the individual, their device or their location. We authenticate everyone, we check the security posture of all devices and we secure the traffic. We minimise their access to only those applications that they are entitled to, wherever those applications are hosted.

Take a zero trust approach

If we adopt this approach, then our business cyber risk is massively reduced despite using an untrusted underlying network (The Internet) from potentially untrustworthy public locations. However we need to deliver this without encumbering the user with complex procedures and difficult processes. We also need to ensure that this source of trust does not add delays, latency or scalability limitations.

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