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Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN)

Software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) is a virtual WAN architecture. It refers to a large computer network that is not tied to a physical location. Wide area networks have been popular and widely used for years. Their popularity has exploded as people and businesses have begun to operate remotely more often. A software-defined WAN is a WAN that uses many forms of internet and network connectivity. This includes broadband or LTE. By using these networks, the software-defined WAN creates a virtual WAN. It thus only allows for secure connections.

What Small and Midsize Businesses Need to Know About Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN)

Many businesses have found that there are benefits to creating a software-defined WAN. Not only does it boost performance, but SD-WAN also creates a more secure connection and enables cloud storage functionality, all of which can lead to reduced costs. It is often a preferred solution to a more traditional WAN.

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