Written By: Josh Dickinson
It is widely known that SD-WAN is and has been dominating the I.T. conversation for some time now and rightfully so.
The most simplified WIKI definition for SD-WAN or software-defined networking in a wide area network that simplifies the management and operation of a WAN by decoupling the networking hardware from its control mechanism. SD-WAN allows you to build higher performance WANs using lower-cost and commercially available Broadband Internet, enabling business to increase redundancy and reduce costs by replacing higher cost private WAN technologies.
While SD-WAN and managed network services are growing popularity, SD-WAN is also growing in breakthrough application. Every carrier has a different level of application they bring to the table. Capabilities that Hypercore Networks’ top carriers such as CATO Networks bring that others may not are built-in security, forward error correction, and the ability to add work-from-home users into an SD-WAN environment without needing a box at home.
Not all carriers have been able to successfully take SD-WAN security to the next level by fully integrating security features into the very WAN infrastructure. This means that included with your managed network services you are also receiving protection against malware phishing, and other similar cyber-attacks. Furthermore, this architecture is designed to not just play defense but also offense in that it is built with anti-malware and intrusion prevention software. This remarkably comprehensive design dramatically reduces risk to network owners and users.
Forward Error Correction
A popular and key feature of SD-WAN is Forward Error Correction (FEC) which is designed to reduce the loss of data and reduce errors when transmitting data. FEC improved the application performance by reducing the loss of data. This is a special SD-WAN coding feature that is not universally perfected; however, our carriers are equipped with this fantastic feature.
Work from Home Users
As the remote workforce continues to grow, employers are learning just how out of date and unsecure the traditional internet-based VPN can be. While both VPNs and SD-WAN prove to have a marginal return on investment, VPNs have proven to lack performance when it comes to scaling.
Not all carriers have been able to build an SD-WAN independent from private internet but a few of the best carriers have captured the breakthrough of Edge SD-WAN. Edge SD-WAN allows network access without public internet connection using any mix of customized connections which leaves our customers with many options.
While SD-WAN has been part of the I.T. conversation for a long time, it is not going anywhere anytime soon. This unprecedented season for many has unlocked deep breakthrough application for a complex and capable wide area network system. Hypercore Networks is comprised of the very best SD-WAN carriers in the industry including but not limited to CATO Networks and CloudGenix. This not only gives customers options for tailored solutions, but it also allows the innovative application of SD-WAN to come to table. Furthermore, Hypercore Networks implements and manages your SD-WAN services thoroughly providing you with white glove network application and service.
Whether you want to replace an MPLS implementation or integrate your existing with a SD-WAN solution, we can tailor the best SD-WAN solution to fit your needs. Learn more about how Hypercore Networks’ managed SD-WAN service and carriers by contact our sales team at firstname.lastname@example.org.