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What Is SD-WAN & How Can It Benefit Your Business?

SD-WAN, or "software-defined wide area networking," is a type of telecommunications service that makes it easy for businesses to monitor and make changes to their wide area network systems. If you are unfamiliar with these technical concepts, the information below will bring you up to speed.


What Is SD-WAN?

A wide area network is made up of computers, servers, printers, etc., in which the components are in different buildings—or even cities. For instance, it could connect multiple field offices with their headquarters.


Traditional forms of this are often difficult to maintain because of the distances involved. SD-WAN is software-defined, which means the centralized software application creates a virtual network overlay on top of the hardware. This overlay gives the IT administrator complete control of network access, traffic, and connections, from a single, central screen.


Why Does Your Business Need SD-WAN?

This type of network telecommunications service enables easy updates. For instance, if you need to deploy a new branch, your IT team can handle the necessary changes through a management console instead of physically installing switches and connections.


You can enjoy improved network security with state-of-the-art firewalls, to keep your sensitive information and customer data safe. You also reduce operational costs—including employee time, travel expenses, and more—when deploying opening a new office or otherwise making access changes.

If you're interested in adding SD-WAN to your company's telecommunications service capabilities, contact C2XCEL in McKinney, TX. They are based in Collin County but service clients throughout the state. They also specialize in network security, business phone service, and web conferencing/video conference systems. Visit their website to learn more about their offerings or call (844) 422-9235 to schedule a consultation.