I'm looking for a study (or a report) that can help me choose the best possible SD-WAN solution (features, cloud access, security, deployment, service chaining, etc.). I work at a university with 5K+ employees.
I searched but each time I find contradictory information. It will help me a lot if I have something in which there are the 3 solutions listed below:
Director of Community at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
25 July 22
Hi @Malith Chandrasekara, @TEDDY LLANO, @reviewer1657632, @Dániel Halmai, @Paul Woods, @Lipaz Hessel and @MohamedArshath,
Can you please chime in and help @Diyaspino with this question?
We appreciate your help.
@Diyaspino, all three are overpriced.
Depending on what are you looking for, you may look at Fortinet or even check the latest Sophos offering.
There is a number of different postings on SD-WAN in the last few years. Once people learned that SD-WAN is an old VPN with a new user interface, they moved to a new buzzword.
Sr.Engineer-High Touch Technical Services at Cisco
30 September 16
1: Commitment to your SD-WAN vendor
2: Centralized policy and configuration manager
While you won't need feature-rich, easy-to-use management tools on day one, be sure your SD-WAN vendor has what you need when you are ready
4:Routing functionality and resilience
Automation features could come in very useful, especially if you have a very large network. For example, you might find that the QoS requirements for the regular workday differ dramatically from after-hours when backups are run. Manually changing the QoS before and after each workday is not a good strategy -- but automation could make it a breeze.
The SD-WAN system will have access to vast amounts of data about your network and your traffic. A benefit of a single-vendor, proprietary system is that it should be relatively easy to implement data mining. Big data capabilities can help you spot trends and plan for future network expansion before users start complaining about current network capacity.
SD-WAN, when done correctly, provides Secure Access to Multi-Cloud services, reliable and higher availability of network connectivity, optimized and faster application performance and it allows any company to use any transport circuits they want... without being locked into any one Carrier.
Secure SD-WAN is WAN freedom of choice.
Secure SD-WAN gives you application visibility
Secure SD-WAN greatly improves access to any Cloud service you use
With SD-WAN done well, your business runs better.