SD-WAN
Ai and ML are key to having a good SD-WAN | SASE  solution

SD-WAN (Software-Defined Wide Area Network) has been around for over 10 years. However, not all SD-WAN architecture and technology are the same. We help you identify the best option for your business.

So fundamentally, what is SD-WAN?
SD‐WAN separates functionality into a control plane layer and a data plane layer. This concept of separating layers gives several benefits, which is why we use it today.

An SD-WAN solution optimally routes application flows to intended destinations over multiple media types of transport.  Here are some examples MPLS, Internet, Private lines, LTE, etc.

Every provider of SD-WAN products is a little different. However, the primary function of SD-WAN is to offer improved application performance and availability across the WAN. Visibility into the WAN and applications. Some provide gateways to the cloud and SaaS applications. 

SASE

What is SASE?

Secure Access Service Edge is software (SD-WAN+Security) in a cloud architecture model that bundles network and security-as-a-service functions together. 

Why SASE?

  • Cost less, and a good TCO

  • Does DPI-SSL for you (creation of a CA certificate) at wire speed

  • DPI/SSL/TLS is why SASE is so cool

  • The ability to inspect in the middle of an encryption stream