What is SD-WAN or Software-Defined WAN?
SD-WAN, or software defined wide area network, is a software-based technology for connecting remote locations to a distributed enterprise network. SD-WANs operate as a network overlay enabling remote sites to consolidate multiple network functions and applications over low cost broadband connections.
Because they are software-based, SD-WANs reduce the number of network devices and connections needed at each site, significantly lowering network complexity and costs. These software-defined WANs can be remotely customized and reconfigured to support changing needs and system updates.
The CyberaONE Secure SD-WAN Solution
Cybera takes SD-WAN even further by providing highly secure and effortless application deployment for distributed enterprises that have hundreds or even thousands of locations. Because everything is provisioned, secured, and managed remotely in the Cybera cloud, you can deploy enterprise-grade networking and apps to all your remote sites with zero truck rolls and zero onsite IT staff.
Operating as a managed service, CyberaONE greatly simplifies enterprise-wide SD-WAN implementation and eliminates the need for IT departments to maintain their own SD-WAN data centers. This results in very fast time to execution for initial installations as well as future upgrades and it can all be done at web scale with the lowest possible cost.
Security via Enhanced UTM
Cybera’s unified threat management, or UTM, provides an integrated security and visibility solution that grows in scope to increase security agility. UTM covers a broad range of security functions such as firewalls, web and app filtering, SIEM, SSL (decryption, inspection and re-encryption), intrusion detection and anti-virus, anti-malware and anti-spyware software.
With CyberaONE, each application is assigned its own virtual application network, or VAN, to protect against breach propagation. This also allows diverse applications, such as POS and guest Wi-Fi, to be optimized with their own custom security and performance policies rather than relying on one-size-fits-all settings.
Service Insertion Framework
The CyberaONE service insertion framework (SIF) enables provisioning of consistent, high performance enterprise-grade networks at every location with system-wide access to best-of-breed services and apps—all at a fraction of the cost of licensing and provisioning these services separately at each site.
The loss of a WAN connection can bring the operations of a remote site to a screeching halt. CyberaONE’s built-in automatic 3G/4G LTE wireless failover ensures uninterrupted WAN connectivity if the primary broadband connection goes down. The transport-independent and software defined nature of the platform also makes it 5G LTE ready when this new service becomes available.
With over 90,000 locations worldwide, Cybera is the leading SD-WAN solution for the distributed enterprise and for good reason. It’s highly scalable and allows additional locations, apps and virtual network functions to be added at any time.
“THE RELIABILITY WE NEEDED”
“A restaurant is an independent operation and needs to have extremely high uptime for everything to work the way it should. Cybera’s solution supported the way we had built our network and provided the reliability we needed.”
Vice President of Information Services, Captain D’s