SD-WAN is the ideal networking solution for small businesses primed for growth
AT&T SD-WAN is an ideal networking solution for small businesses—giving them an agile and cost-effective network that empowers remote users with the applications and data they need without compromising reliability or security.
What is SD-WAN?
AT&T SD-WAN uses path selection, WAN aggregation, near real-time performance monitoring, and dynamic routing to improve network performance to dozens or even thousands of business locations. 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. In effect, AT&T SD-WAN defends against “worst case scenarios” in data performance and security.
How does SD-WAN enable agility for small businesses?
AT&T SD-WAN also makes it easy to scale network capacity in line with business growth. Setting up a new branch office or remote work site can be managed from a central management console in the cloud. Users can establish and configure VPNs, WAN optimization, VoIP, and firewalls to new locations through software without having to procure, ship, configure, and manage hardware.
How can SD-WAN reduce networking costs for small businesses?
Since SD-WAN is hardware agnostic, it can route traffic across any network transport type that is available without sacrificing security or reliability, eliminating the need for small businesses to build out their own proprietary MPLS network—an expensive proposition.
How does SD-WAN enable business continuity for small businesses?
If a circuit fails, there are multiple paths in place to provide full coverage. AT&T SD-WAN also enhances security, making it less likely that malicious attacks are able to disrupt operations. Pre-defined security policies are applied across the network based on rules, and users can drill down to roll out security services such as web filtering and malware protection to individual locations, users, or traffic types.
The bottom line
- AT&T SD-WAN gives small businesses a flexible, cost-effective network architecture that enables business agility while reducing networking costs and enable business continuity.
- Small businesses can add bandwidth and network services for new applications, scale existing applications and throttle down capacity during times of low demand—all from a central web-based console in near real time.
- This allows small businesses to expand operations easily and efficiently—making it possible to scale and compete against larger rivals with more resources.