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What is Cisco SD-WAN?

The Cisco SD-WAN Solution is a cloud-delivered overlay WAN architecture that facilitates digital and cloud transformation for enterprises. It significantly reduces WAN costs and time to deploy new services. Cisco SD-WAN builds a robust security architecture that’s crucial for hybrid networks and provides a strong policy framework. With this is mind, this solution solves many critical enterprise problems including:


  • Establishing transport-independent WAN for lower cost and higher diversity
  • Meeting SLA for business-critical and real-time applications
  • Providing end-to-end segmentation for protecting critical enterprise compute resources
  • Extending seamlessly into the public cloud
  • Providing optimal user exerpience for SaaS applications

Benefits of Cisco SD-WAN:

Better user experience

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Deploy applications in minutes, on any platform. Deliver a consistent user experience and predictable performance.

Greater agility

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Get faster, easier deployment and operation of your WAN, and faster performance using less bandwith.

Advanced threat protection

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Securely connect users to applications. Multilayer security encrypts all data protection from the WAN edge to the cloud.


Cisco Viptela

Cisco Viptela provides a world-class, cloud-first SD-WAN solution with advanced routing, segmentation, and security capabilities for interconnecting complex enterprise networks. Its cloud-based network management, orchestration and overlay technologies make it easy to deploy and manage next-generation WAN architectures.

Cisco Meraki

Cisco Meraki

Cisco Meraki SD-WAN is a new approach to network connectivity that lowers operational costs and improves resource usage for multi-site deployments to use bandwith more efficiently. This allows service providers to offer their customers the highest possible level of performance for critical applications without sacrificing security or data privacy.

SD-WAN Features:

  • Dual-Active VPN uplinks
  • Policy-Based Routing (PbR)
  • Dynamic path selection