Data Installation & Supplies Ltd
Data Installation & Supplies Ltd
Data Installation & Supplies Ltd

SD-WAN

SD-WAN is Software Defined-Wide Area Networking, and essentially it is a new packaging of networking technologies allowing you to centrally manage your networks from one single controller, factoring in many important and practical elements that are deemed necessary in any digital transformation that you may be looking to adopt, from automation, enhanced security and importantly increased visibility which wouldn’t be seen on a legacy network.

Advantages to SD-WAN

  • Improved flexibility
  • Improved performance
  • Increased visibility and control
  • Easy to set up
  • Increased bandwidth
  • improved network security with a Secure solution

SD-WAN furthermore embraces automation capabilities and as a result of this it supports driving efficiencies with high quality connectivity, which can ensure that automation is a key driver towards adopting SD-WAN.

When it comes to SD-WAN, as with any new technology there’s always a buzz around it, which can leave you wondering the truth surrounding it… From the myths and misconceptions, to whether it’s an alternative to MPLS (which it’s not, here at Data Installation & Supplies we see it as a supplement) and whether adopting is the right solution to your business and individual needs, not to mention the understanding you need to gain in order to know how secure it is.

Take a few moments to read all the information provided across this page and the other related pages, watch the short video clip below and then get in touch with us as we would love the opportunity to discuss this with you further, please contact Data Installation & Supplies on 01274 869 099 or info@disnorth.com.

What are the benefits?

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Improved performance

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Increased visibility & control

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Easy to set-up

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What is SD-WAN?

SD-WAN, Software Defined- Wide Area Networking is a new packaging of network technologies, which allows you to fundamentally, centrally manage your networks in a single controller, building in automation, enhance security and allows visibility that you wouldn’t typically have been able to see on a more legacy network, to find out the history surrounding this networking technology, click here.

Is SD-WAN secure?

At DIS we completely understand before you even begin to consider any new network management solutions the first and most important question that will spring to your mind is the security aspect, the simple answer to this is the security will depend on the solution that you choose to adopt.

With SD-WAN adoption we will be moving the traffic from your secure, structured private MPLS onto direct internet, so there is the reality that it will be exposed to hackers and malware.

At Data Installation & Supplies we offer a secure solution, which is designed with security and data protection in mind.

To find out a more comprehensive answer to the security of SD-WAN please click here where we aim to provide you with a better understanding of the security aspects.

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Is SD-WAN a replacement for MPLS?

Absolutely not, for a long time DIS have encouraged MPLS (and we still will) however the way in which we deem SD-WAN is a supplement to MPLS, providing you with more control over your applications and security, to gain a more in depth understanding please read our comparison analysis.

What are the benefits of SD-WAN?

When it comes to the benefits of SD-WAN you will be pleased to know the three main benefits are improved performance, increased visibility and control and that when you choose to adopt an SD-WAN solution, it’s easy to implement.

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