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Cisco SD-WAN: Cloud Enhanced

Cisco continues working tirelessly to provide countless solutions dedicated to more reliability and Cisco SD-WAN is another impressive addition. Cisco SD-WAN introduces an overlay fabric connecting multiple parts of your environment such as data centers, cloud infrastructures, or campuses. SD-WAN works with existing hardware to manage overlay routing efficiency and applies changes in real-time according to changes in policy while using Cisco’s full-mesh encrypted delivery to handle key exchanges. SD-WAN platforms, such as the Cisco Integrated Service Router (ISR) 1000 and Cisco ISR 4000 then analyze each available path to the user’s desired Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) application, determine which path has the highest performance, and plots the course for the user.

Automation

Automation is more efficient than ever with SD-WAN third-party API support. Customize and automate daily operations with Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP), and IPv6 integrations. The vManage Dashboard allows you to implement changes to the SD-WAN fabric from a single location where WAN optimization, cloud security, firewalls, and IPS/URL Filtering can be deployed anywhere across the SD-WAN overlay fabric. With the Cisco SD-WAN vManage console, Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) environments can be automated for virtual private gateway deployment.

Security

Cisco vManage delivers the necessary security to the right places at the right times, without delay. Cisco SD-WAN creates security devices out of existing routers with application-aware enterprise firewall, IPS, URL Filtering, and continuous DNS monitoring bringing protection to every end-point while segmenting network traffic to defend against data exfiltration and insider threats.

Analytics

Cisco vAnalytics engine can be accessed through the Cisco vManage console for a detailed view of your Wide Area Network (WAN). Watching these issues arise in real-time enables swift remediation while vAnalytics provides intelligent recommendations based on established policies, templates, and preferences. This platform takes “What-if” scenarios into account when forecasting performance and lends a hand to provisioning applications, increasing bandwidth, and expanding branches. These features with Application Quality-of-Service (QoS) categorization and policy changes bring environments predictable performance.

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