Managed Sd Wan

Global connectivity solutions delivering uptime and performance

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Managed SD-WAN

Cloud-optimised network performance

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Managed SD-WAN from iomart delivers hybrid, low latency, high bandwidth connections between branch locations, data centres, public cloud and Saas over the same infrastructure.

Iomart’s Managed SD-WAN service is a Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect SD-WAN edge platform that we install, maintain, and manage round the clock.

By constantly detecting changing conditions and using a combination of transport services - including MLPS, 4G/LTE and broadband internet - network administrators can choose the best performing route to deliver the highest quality experience for application users.

Get maximum value from SD-WAN instantly with a predictable and manageable cost.

Key Features:

  • Centralised Orchestration

    Centralised control for managing and updating policies.

  • Intelligent Connectivity

    Prioritises traffic. Can use MPLS for critical apps and internet for lower priority traffic.

  • Reduced Cost

    Guarantee uptime without the need for expensive network equipment. Potential to deliver 60% savings over traditional WAN.

  • Improved Security

    Identify suspicious traffic. Stop unauthorised traffic entering the branch.

  • Simple Management

    Connect any number of cloud estates through a single pane of glass.

  • Guaranteed Performance

    Select the optimal route for mission-critical applications.

What is Managed SD-WAN?

Managed SD-WAN is a secure networking solution that enables customers to outsource the handling of their connectivity to an accredited service provider. It allows an organisation to analyse its traffic to inform key business decisions, improve response times to security risks and automate updates across all platforms, which ultimately improves user experience and ensures seamless network performance round the clock.

What is the difference between Managed SD-WAN and Managed WAN?

Managed SD-WAN is different from Managed WAN as it deploys and operates a Wide Area Network through the cloud as opposed to the public and leased lines utilised by traditional solutions. SD-WAN is a software-driven technology that is managed from a centralised point via cloud-based services for simplified management of critical applications.

Compared to the traditional Managed WAN deployment, SD-WAN delivers improved connectivity as the scalable solution overlays multiple links from various providers for a unified bandwidth provision, boosting performance and application availability.

Is Managed SD-WAN a VPN?

Managed SD-WAN is not a VPN, although both are secured internet-based solutions that leverage bandwidth to alter performance and connectivity. VPNs are conventionally used for traffic prioritisation and encryption on a small scale, while SD-WAN solutions are ideal for customers that operate at multiple locations and rely on the cloud to access or store data.

Is SD WAN Secure?

SD-WAN is secure when managed by a reliable service provider that utilises best practices like IP security, VPN tunnels and firewalls. When provided as an integrated solution with these measures in place, SD-WAN eliminates the need to deploy costly security products on top of managing connectivity, while a dedicated team will implement and maintain 24/7 infrastructure monitoring to reduce the risk of cyberattacks.

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iomart is a £100m+ revenue public limited cloud computing company.

We have been delivering customer excellence in managed services for over 20 years.