What is SD-WAN?

N2WAN is a game-changing SD-WAN product designed for businesses with disconnected multi-site locations, or businesses currently utilizing an MPLS network.

Software-defined wide area network, or SD-WAN, is a virtualized wide area network. The technology resides at the network edge and is managed via edge appliances. SD-WAN virtually bonds the transport links between sites, and it doesn’t care whether the site is using a T1, DSL, or wireless connection. It “virtually” chooses the best path available to route traffic.

Connecting multi-site locations via MPLS, private fiber, or point-to-point wireless can be an expensive proposition. N2WAN reduces these costs by utilizing a site’s existing internet connection (T1, metro Ethernet, broadband) to dynamically route traffic to multiple locations. 

Benefits include:

  • wan-networkAugmentation of an existing MPLS network with a second WAN utilizing any local provider.
  • Compliments broadband alternatives.
  • High performance, high availability, and high-quality delivery.
  • Drives business performance through real-time analytics and insights.
  • Security: existing MPLS and privately connected sites typically cite security as their number one reason for implementing that architecture.

N2WAN:

  • Creates a virtual private network on top of your existing connections without reducing speed or performance.
  • Encrypts all traffic via IPsec, making any connection a secure one.
  • Remote firewall management of individual site locations.

Why is N2WAN a Game Changer?

N2WAN puts enterprise-level features in the hands of small and mid-sized businesses at an extremely competitive cost. With features like:

  • Dynamic WAN selection and routing
  • Application Visibility Control
  • Completely Managed Service
  • And Much More (Click here for PDF brochure with full feature list)

N2WAN optimizes WAN connectivity while offering site-level control and flexibility. 

Implementing SD-WAN

With SD-WAN, a DSL connection can be used all the time, and not just sit dormant waiting for an outage. SD-WAN simply sees the broadband connection as another available path on the network. Some might recommend that the client lose the T1 and install a second broadband connection.

SD-WAN is a dynamic technology which will reduce dependency on MPLS networks.

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