Any company thinking of migrating to an SD-WAN architecture is likely to cite security as one of their main reasons for the decision. Unlike conventional WAN solutions which handle security through multiple appliances, SD-WAN includes all its functions in a single box, so the chances of the network being compromised are far slimmer.
In addition to being more secure, SD-WAN also improves transport in a network. In its virtualized state, it can be utilized through any transport protocol you need, whether that’s 4G, Internet, Ethernet, WiFi or otherwise. A company which uses SD-WAN can enjoy total flexibility regarding transport, while its intelligent pathway control directs network traffic based on application once it is implemented at centralized control level before being pushed out to all SD-WAN devices on the
network. SD-WAN can be applied to very good effect for several types of business. If you’re a retailer or a financial services company, you can use it to provide direct Internet access to each location, as well as access to cloud functionality. If your company works at temporary locations (e.g. a building contractor), SD-WAN gives you a secure, reliable Internet connection to corporate data centers and the cloud.
This infographic from Paradyn provides a simplified overview of SD-WAN and what it can do for businesses. By migrating to this architecture, your businesses is likely to be much better safeguarded against security breaches, a trait that is invaluable in terms of retaining the trust and business of your customers.