June 03, 2021

Increase business productivity and improve user experience with SD-WAN

Many businesses rely on wide area networks (WAN) in their day-to-day operations in order to communicate and share information between connected devices. This system of interconnected computers doesn't have to be located in the same place; it can be in different cities or on different continents.

While WAN is an important and common networking tool, it can often be a logistical nightmare to manage and operate as the number of interconnected devices and the distance between those devices expands. That's why having a software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) is vital for companies with remote offices. SD-WAN uses a centralised control function to simplify and securely direct traffic across the network.

Traditional WAN often requires backhauling of traffic between branch offices and the main data centre for security purposes. This results in delays. However, SD-WAN provides application-aware routing across the WAN, while providing security at the same time. This increases overall business productivity and the user experience.

Further benefits of SD-WAN for your business

SD-WAN simplifies and streamlines your company’s networking by managing multiple connections at the same time. The software that runs the network intelligently segments traffic and securely provides access to cloud-based applications and programmes. The software supports virtual private networks (VPNs), third-party services, company firewalls and web gateways automatically, ensuring that users have seamless access to important business data without risking security or privacy.

SD-WAN not only offers the most secure way to send and receive data across a network, it also ensures that the most important applications for the running of a business are prioritized. By using the network bandwidth smartly, SD-WAN makes it cheaper to run a WAN, resulting in significant cost savings for a company.

This secure, efficient and cost-effective networking system allows a business to operate at peak performance levels, while also enhancing overall user experience. SEACOM Business has partnered with Cisco Meraki to supply businesses in Kenya with SD-WAN services. For more information, email us at marketing@seacom.com or leave us a message.

SEACOM owns Africa’s largest network of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure, including fibre optic networks and subsea cables. We offer a wide range of industry-leading scalable ICT solutions for large companies that operate throughout the region.

SEACOM is privately owned - making it adaptable to the needs of the client. We are the preferred ICT and internet connectivity supplier for African enterprises. We can guarantee fast, reliable and secure internet and networking services at affordable prices.

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