Fully managed, optimised and secure end-to-end network infrastructure and services
The use of bandwidth intensive applications, increased adoption of cloud computing and data centre consolidation all place demands on a business’ Wide Area Network (WAN). Unfortunately, network budgets are struggling to keep pace with this demand. Internet connectivity provides a reliable and cost-effective solution but security must be carefully managed due to its public nature. Telstra’s Managed SD-WAN service lets you securely expand your WAN with Internet connectivity and dynamically route traffic for each business application through the best available path. WAN bandwidth and performance are increased and improved while costs are reduced.
Managed SD-WAN, underpinned by Cisco's Intelligent WAN (IWAN) technology, can help optimise your overall budget by combining Internet connectivity with your existing private IP VPN connection to establish a cost-effective WAN.
Private IP VPN circuits have been traditionally deployed for corporate WANs due to security concerns. Now, through a combination of encryption and security tools, you can help turn your internet connections into a secure virtual private network as part of your WAN.
Enterprise productivity applications are contributing to increased WAN bandwidth usage. Managed SD-WAN allows you to choose the most efficient channel for each application: bandwidth-intensive applications like videoconferencing and file hosting can be delivered through the Internet while mission-critical applications like email can be delivered over IP VPN connections to avoid network congestion.
Managed SD-WAN allows WAN traffic to be securely distributed over most carrier service offerings, including IP Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) and broadband. With transport independence you can route your traffic through the most efficient channel while maintaining optimal performance of your applications.
Protect your WAN traffic over both the public Internet and private IP VPN circuits with strong Internet Protocol security (IPsec) encryption, Dynamic Multipoint VPN, zone-based firewalls and strict access controls.
Ensure critical applications are sent via the best possible path with Managed SD-WAN dynamically forwarding data packets based on the application type, performance, policies and path status. Managed SD-WAN monitors network performance for jitter, packet loss and delay, and load balances traffic to maximise available WAN bandwidth.
Improve visibility of your network traffic to optimise performance of business critical services and resolve network problems. Managed SD-WAN provides application awareness with deep packet inspection of traffic in order to identify and monitor each application’s performance and data consumption. Application-specific acceleration capabilities can be used to improve response times while also reducing your WAN bandwidth requirements.
Intelligent technology foundations can help every organisation achieve positive outcomes in this new business environment. Organisations born on digital platforms have an inherent advantage of flexibility and efficiency.
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