With ransomware attacks continuously on the rise in line with the amount of data running through networks, SMEs in London face a challenging task in finding reliable technology that keeps data and networks secure, whilst at the same time reducing costs, improving connectivity and being maintained remotely. Software-Defined Wide Area Networks (SD-WAN) are designed to ensure security when connecting several locations to a central area, whilst increasing business agility. Selecting a top-tier IT partner with demonstrable experience in SD-WAN services is of critical importance for any business.
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SD-WAN services offered by TWC IT Solutions
As one of the global leaders in IT, networking and cybersecurity, Cisco’s SD-WAN solution provides a secure, cloud-scale architecture. Its vManage console allows users to establish an SD-WAN overlay fabric to easily connect to any application to improve network speed and security. Businesses can also benefit from its real-time analytics, visibility and control feature to further enhance efficiency. It is designed to meet SMEs needs as either on-premise or Cloud, with multi-tenant deployment also feasible over any connection, including satellite, Internet, MPLS, or 5G/LTE.
Fortinet’s software-defined wide-area network is the industry’s first ASIC accelerated SD-WAN that enables thin edge routing and WAN edge (next-generation firewall – NGFW), resulting in secure applications, users and data. Its application identification & control feature has over 5,000 application signatures with SSL inspection. Detailed analytics are also accessible via the centralised management platform. The combination of SD-WAN’s security capabilities with NGFW creates a unified solution to strengthen security and network availability.
SD-WAN Key Features
● Cloud-On-Ramp for efficient SaaS adoption
● Simplified Operations with NOC/SOC Management and analytics
● Enhanced granular analytics for end-to-end visibility and control
● Natively integrated security
● Advanced SD-WAN (WAN remediation)
● Centralised management
● Security-driven networking
● Full SD-WAN feature stack with unified communications
● Multicloud choice and control
● Threat intelligence
● Integrated auto-registration
● On-premise security with application-aware enterprise firewall
● Voice and Unified Communications (UC) support
● IP multicast support
● Flexible multi-Cloud deployment options
● Path awareness intelligence and link remediation
● Fast application identification
● Private unified underlay
SD-WAN Services in London FAQ
What is an SD-WAN?
Many of the new software-defined WAN offerings can be used to improve and secure internet connectivity. In some cases, software-defined WAN technology uses Internet broadband connections to replace more expensive solutions. You can also deploy an SD-WAN over your existing infrastructure.
What is the difference between SD-WAN and MPLS?
On the other hand, Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) runs on proprietary hardware and uses its own dedicated lines. Instead of long network addresses, it directs data from a single node to the next using short path labels.
What is the difference between SD-WAN and VPN?
Which is the best SD-WAN provider for an SME in London?
Before investing in an SD-WAN solution, small and medium businesses need to consider choosing an IT provider with proven, demonstrable experience in implementing an SD-WAN and can act as a consultant, just like TWC.
With the benefits, come some challenges with this solution. SMEs can benefit from working with a trusted provider to understand the complete picture of SD-WANs.
Managed SD-WAN services vs unmanaged: which one is better for an SME?
Do you offer other Connectivity solutions?
I’m interested in receiving a quote from TWC. What are the next steps?
Does TWC offer 24/7 support in London in case something is wrong?
Of course. We offer 24/7/365 support from implementing your SD-WAN until the deployment process is complete. After that, we will act as your external IT department by monitoring and managing any problems and reporting them back to you for as smooth an operation as possible.
My business is not London based. Can TWC still offer me reliable SD-WAN services?
Yes, of course. As SD-WANs are essentially intelligent routers managed remotely, your business doesn’t need to be in London. It can be configured from anywhere globally, at TWC locations like London, New Jersey or Hong Kong.
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