Benefits of SD-WAN

Cisco SD-WAN gives users the ability to manage connectivity across their WANs from a single dashboard. It also lets them connect to cloud platforms with greater speed, reliability, and efficiency.

Cisco SD-WAN benefits - Cloud-first architecture

With the Cisco vManage dashboard, you can easily automate deployment of virtual private gateways in infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) environments. Cisco SD-WAN Cloud OnRamp brings your applications closer to customers securely, adjusting your IP Security (IPsec) route as needed to help ensure service delivery and performance while monitoring the hosting infrastructure for anomalies.

SD-WAN Cloud OnRamp supplies enhanced, automated connectivity to IaaS and PaaS cloud environments, without forcing you into existing multitenant gateways or a time-consuming manual process. Cisco SD-WAN offers instant visibility into cloud traffic, control over deployment, and the convenience of automated management.

In addition, SD-WAN Cloud OnRamp can optimize the SaaS applications that you and your stakeholders use in day-to-day operations.

Cisco SD-WAN Cloud OnRamp monitors underlay performance through the vManage dashboard to automatically select the fastest, most reliable path to SaaS applications. In the event of unavoidable Layer 3 service interruptions, Cisco SD-WAN Cloud OnRamp adjusts as necessary, helping to ensure continuous uptime for stakeholders.

Right security, right place—simplified

Cisco SD-WAN gives you the ability to manage certified-trustworthy platforms while instantly deploying the right security in the right place, all from the vManage dashboard. With a few clicks in vManage, you can instantly protect your entire network, reducing risk while ensuring business compliance, continuity, and success.

Cisco SD-WAN can transform your Cisco routers into advanced, multilayered security devices with an application-aware enterprise firewall, IPS, URL filter, and continuous DNS monitoring. As a result, end users—whether in the data center, branch, campus, or remote locations—can enjoy protection from a range of security threats.

In addition, Cisco SD-WAN can segment network traffic from end to end, protecting your organization against data exfiltration and insider threats.

Predictable application experience

Using the advanced vAnalytics engine, accessed through the Cisco vManage console, you can quickly provide stakeholders with the visibility necessary to isolate issues in the WAN. Additional features of vAnalytics include:

  • End-to-end visibility into applications and infrastructure across the entire SD-WAN fabric
  • Real-time information for failure correlation, cross-customer benchmarking, and application performance scores
  • What-if scenarios for performance forecasting
  • Intelligent recommendations based on existing policies, templates, and preferences
  • Application quality-of-service (QoS) categorization and policy changes for predictable performance

In addition, with an enhanced event-correlation engine, Cisco SD-WAN vAnalytics helps you cut through noisy event raw data. It uses its contextual analysis to understand when to generate alarms for service interruption. This feature drastically reduces false positives and unnecessary escalations.

Cisco SD-WAN provides advanced analytics, monitoring, and automation for any connection across your network, whether Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) or beyond the cloud edge. With Cisco SD-WAN, you can help ensure users enjoy optimal speeds and performance from applications.