We are using Cisco SD-WAN for an SD-WAN solution. I highly recommend it for enterprise-level companies. Cisco’s SD-WAN is reliable and trustworthy and we have seen definite ROI with it along with improved speed and significantly less downtime.
Once we started implementing Cisco SD-WAN, several valuable features immediately came to light, such as Cisco SD-WAN’s load balancing capabilities, scalability, and easy deployment process.
Cisco SD-WAN is constantly adding new features to the solution. Upon deployment, Cisco SD-WAN will instantly discover, authenticate, and provision all your devices, both existing and new. It has, among other features, an overlay management protocol (OMP). This is easily applied to our entire network and speedily connects all our company data centers.
One of the main things we like about this solution is that we can reuse certain hardware, which is a valuable asset. You can use hardware SKUs that already exist in the network. Another big advantage is the integration with the cloud and the constant measuring of the cloud's quality. These are two valuable benefits that this solution provides us with that we don’t see in other competing products.
Cisco SD-WAN provides us with powerful and useful features and benefits. Some of these include:
Integration: Cisco SD-WAN has multiple integration options. It integrates effortlessly with other Cisco products, such as NSO (Network Services Orchestrator) and the virtual CPE. In addition, it integrates well with Microsoft 365, Salesforce, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, and many other cloud-based business solutions.
Discovery and monitoring: Cisco SD-WAN instantly discovers, authenticates, and provisions existing and new devices. Being able to see the traffic in real time and know what applications are being used has been incredibly useful for us.
Simple deployment: It is very easy and quick to deploy the whole solution. You will receive step-by-step configuration guidelines, making it easy to onboard new devices. There are also ready-made templates that can be used to automate the deployment of most common configurations.
Ease of use: Cisco SD-WAN provides us with a user-friendly dashboard that provides users with an intuitive user experience, making it easy to configure, manage, operate, and monitor our entire system. With the Cisco SD-WAN dashboard, we have complete visibility of our entire infrastructure, and can see everything in real time.
Responsive customer support: Cisco’s technical support is excellent. In all our dealings with technical support in the past, we have found them to be responsive and very professional.
Increased profitability: Cisco SD-WAN definitely improved our performance levels and helped us cut back our overall connectivity costs. It requires a lot less staff to manage and secure the WANs. This helped free up valuable human resources.
Flexible scalability: Flexible and easily scalable architecture allows our organization to address scale on demand to support greater business needs.
Enhanced security: Real-time policy enforcement ensures that downtime and unplanned outages are kept to a minimum.
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