The problem is that these trends combine to make network management more complex and challenging than ever before.
Without a reliable network infrastructure, your company’s productivity is at risk. Against this backdrop, it’s easy to see why many organisations are turning to intelligent wide area networks and cloud access networks (like Microsoft virtual WAN), relying on the intelligence and automation that these networks deliver to ensure the continued availability of their applications.
Think of it as the next generation of WAN solutions, accelerating application services while promising fully integrated security to ensure your enterprise the ultimate user experience. We achieve this by leveraging the industry’s leading global SD-WAN platforms, so that your WAN is transformed by optimising MPLS, Internet or a hybrid WAN network.
The network construct is driven by you and your business’ specific requirements around performance and reliability. Our SD-WAN Service Portfolio is transport-independent and can be delivered using a blend of multiple access technologies, including Ethernet, Internet, broadband, fixed wireless and 4G/LTE to create an aggregated networking solution that is best suited to your business. Alternatively, leverage your own network connectivity and simply utilise our managed SD-WAN services to manage the overlay, giving you flexibility as well as complete visibility and control of the network.
Our partnerships with ISPs and network providers across Africa ensure that we are able to deliver the very best combination of speed, resilience and performance at the best available price to each of your branch sites.
Future-proofed and cloud ready
Ultimately, SD-WAN offers greater flexibility, visibility and control over your network while lowering costs and, most importantly, ensuring that your WAN is future-proofed and cloud ready.
Benefits of SD-WAN
Simplification: Because SD-WAN operates on software, it allows us to eliminate a lot of the devices and CPE’s that have always existed at the edge of the network adding cost and complexity to those infrastructures.
Speed: Gigabit speed on the last mile allows clients to move off lower speed legacy services like MPLS and eliminate bandwidth barriers at all their branch locations.
Flexible VPNs: SD-WAN allows you to bring VPNs between sites or VPNs between sites and datacentres. It also allows you to have application-specific control across your entire network or on a site-by-site basis.
Easier management: SD-WAN comes with software-based routers and firewalls which allow you to simplify your network management and allow you to have simple, consistent and streamlined execution of router and firewall policies across the network.
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