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The Networks Leader's Guide to Secure SD-WAN 

Security-Driven Networking Delivers Comprehensive WAN Edge

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What is SD-WAN?

SD-WAN is a software-defined wide area network architecture that enables organizations to modernize their traditional WAN networks to meet the growing needs of digital evolution. With SD-WAN solutions, organizations gain high-performance networking capabilities that support digital transformation (DX) initiatives to simplify operations and enhance business agility. 

 

Why SD-WAN: 4 Critical Benefits that Add Value to Your Business

There’s now slowing DX initiatives across organizations—as the use of business-critical, cloud-based applications and tools continue to increase, distributed organizations with multiple remote offices are switching from performance-inhibited WANs to SD-WAN architectures. SD-WAN offers business application steering, cost savings, and high-performance for Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications and unified communication services. Below are the top four business benefits SD-WAN solutions help organizations achieve: 

  • Reduce Complexity

 Simplify WAN Edge services with one unified solution that delivers routing, security, WAN optimization, and SD-WAN consolidation services.

  • Experience

Bolster cloud application performance by prioritizing business-critical applications and providing direct internet access at the branch.

  • Cost Savings

Reduce operating expenses by migrating from MPLS and utilizing multi-broadband such as Ethernet, DSL, and LTE.

  • Simple Management

Single-pane-of-glass management with zero-touch deployment for the entire WAN Edge simplifies deployment of SD-WAN and security.

FortiGate Secure SD-WAN Overview

As the use of business-critical, cloud-based applications and tools continue to increase, distributed organizations with multiple remote offices are switching from performance-inhibited wide-area networks (WANs) to software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) architectures. SD-WAN offers business application steering, cost savings, and performance for Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications, as well as unified communication services. However, SD-WAN has its own shortcomings—especially when it comes to security with direct internet access.

Fortinet FortiGate Secure SD-WAN includes best-of-breed next-generation firewall (NGFW) security, SD-WAN, advanced routing, and WAN optimization capabilities, delivering a security-driven networking WAN edge transformation in a unified offering. Fortinet received second consecutive NSS Labs “Recommended” rating in the SD-WAN Group Test. Fortinet Secure SD-WAN delivered lowest Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) per Mbps among all eight vendors.

Why FortiGate Secure SD-WAN?

FortiGate Secure SD-WAN delivers built-in security plus high-speed networking capabilities, ensuring organizations gain the cloud application access and performance they need along with industry-leading protection that does not compromise speed. The Fortinet Secure SD-WAN solution has been tested and validated by NSS Labs for high-performance, security, and low TCO. Fortinet’s proven ability as a security and networking leader make it a clear choice for a complete SD-WAN solution. Below are the top reasons FortiGate Secure SD-WAN is the best option for organizations of all sizes and industries:

  • Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) Security

The FortiGate NGFW delivers integrated SD-WAN networking and security capabilities in a single device.

  • Enhance Multi-Cloud Application Performance

Application identification, multi-path control, and application steering ensure that organizations can access all critical applications in the cloud.

  • Centralized Management

Fortinet Secure SD-WAN is completely managed from a central location through a single-pane-of-glass console, offering transparent visibility across the network.

  • Low TCO

 

Our Customers Emphasize the Value of FortiGate Secure SD-WAN

Modern SD-WAN solutions not only need to offer uninterrupted performance, but must also be reinforced with features to secure distributed networks from advanced cyberattacks, especially for those branch offices that also include direct Internet access to online and cloud-based resources. This stark reality is why 72% of executives surveyed in a recent Gartner report stated that securing their SD-WAN deployment was their top concern.

 

SD-WAN Value Map

In a crowded SD-WAN market, enterprises are finding it increasingly difficult to identify the right solution for them. NSS Labs provides a comprehensive and impartial test, in real-world situations, that identifies the key requirements for SD-WAN and the effectiveness of each solution. The SD-WAN capabilities that were assessed by NSS Labs include Application-Aware Traffic Steering, Dynamic Path Selection with SLA Measurements and other WAN Impairments.  Fortinet is the Only Vendor with Security Capabilities to Receive SD-WAN Recommended Rating.  Take a look at the SVM and compare the following: 

  • Quality of Experience of VoIP
  • Quality of Experience of Video 
  • VPN Performance 
  • Total Cost of Ownership

 

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2019 Carrier Programs

A high-level overview of Datalink Networks' Managed SD-Wan Services and partner providers (wireline, cable and hardware).

Datalink Networks wide array of partners ensures your network the highest performance at the lowest price.

 

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2019 SD-WAN Firewall Program Benefits

A high-level overview of Datalink Networks' Managed SD-Wan Firewall Program Benefits.

 

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2019 SD-WAN Firewall Program Benefits

A high-level over view of the firewall managed services solution is a monthly service that will provide a customer the ability to have our team configure, analyze and report on necessary features and capabilities of the firewall.

SD-WAN 2019 program benefits (2)

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