Four reasons SD-WAN is the ideal network architecture for IoT Deployments
Big data powers IoT devices, informing artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms as they trigger actions and make automated decisions. Many organizations deploying IoT systems rely on Software-Defined Wide Area Networks (SD-WAN) to handle the massive volumes of data created and consumed by these devices. SD-WAN is ideal for IoT deployments because it takes a software-based approach to network traffic management to deliver and scale network services and capacity in near real time. This gives businesses a flexible, cost-effective network architecture that connects IoT devices.
What is SD-WAN?
Organizations can define policies based on business needs and apply them across traffic types, locations, or users from a central management console in the cloud. This level of control allows for optimal delivery paths across any combination of network transport type—providing flexible deployment options and improved total cost of ownership without compromising security.
How does SD-WAN improve IoT security?
Modern solutions center on organizations routing IoT traffic through security appliances deployed in a central data center—a hub and spoke architecture that tends to sap bandwidth and degrade performance.
AT&T SD-WAN from AT&T Business solves the problem by moving security out of the data center to the network edge, delivering services through the cloud. Pre-defined security policies based on rules can be applied holistically through a highly-secure web gateway across the network, and users can drill down to roll out security services such as web filtering and malware protection to individual locations, devices, users, or traffic types. Improving IoT security through SD-WAN increases coverage, improves performance, reduces costs, and reduces risk.
How does SD-WAN ease IoT deployment?
How does SD-WAN centralize IoT network visibility and management?
How does SD-WAN improve scalability of IoT networks?
The bottom line
- AT&T SD-WAN is ideal for IoT deployments because it takes a software-based approach to network traffic management to deliver and scale network services and capacity in near real time.
- This software-based approach improves security, eases deployment, and centralizes IoT network visibility and management.
- The agility provided through AT&T SD-WAN allows organizations to endlessly scale their IoT deployments—potentially leading to 5.8 billion internet connected devices in operation by the end of 2020.