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What to Consider When Evaluating your SD-WAN Options

Published By: Fortinet EMEA
Fortinet EMEA
Published:  Nov 26, 2018
Length:  14 pages

Enterprises currently face challenges regarding the price, performance, and flexibility of traditional wide area networks (WANs). Aggressive growth in the adoption of public cloud services (a projected 86% spike between 2014 and 2018)1 is forcing organizations to look elsewhere for a more effective network solution to address distributed traffic across remote sites and branch offices. Some of the specific issues organizations face with their traditional WANs include:

- High total cost of ownership (TCO) Lengthy provisioning cycles - Performance degradation with the growth of cloud traffic
- Inadequate redundancy and resiliency
- Lack of application-aware connectivity To better manage WAN

investments, enterprises are adopting a new approach for their distributed branch office networks. Software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) offers improved performance, agility, and operational flexibility plus significant cost savings. But not all SDWAN solutions are created equal.



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