Adding intelligence and centralised security management to your Wide Area Network to deliver the best possible user experience.

SD-WAN Managed Services

Software-Defined Networking (SD-WAN) can enable your WAN to become more intelligent; routing traffic at each location directly to the service required and tailoring application access to deliver end-users the best possible experience.

As a leading Managed IT Service Provider in the UK we’re helping organisations to utilise our managed SD-WAN solutions securely to optimise the performance of their wide area network and allowing them to gain the cost advantages and resilience inherent in this technology.

SD-WAN opens up a greater choice of connectivity and flexibility to organisations, as well as providing centralised security and insight across your network estate. We work with leading SD-WAN partners like Fortinet and Cisco Meraki to create an SD-WAN solution that best meets the needs of your organisation, all with managed connectivity to maximise network uptime and performance.

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The advantage delivered by secure SD-WAN

Managed SD-WAN delivers a range of additional capabilities, beyond traditional WAN solutions. Benefits include:

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Smarter connectivity

SD-WAN enables you to utilise multiple connectivity options at a site to better meet your needs. Connectivity can be defined intelligently, in accordance with your application requirements; allowing for more efficient utilisation of site-to-site communications and application performance.

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Consistent security

By utilising technology that includes a full enterprise security stack (including next-generation firewalls, anti-malware, IPS and web-filtering) regulatory requirements can be maintained across both connections and the network, providing a secure SD-WAN solution.

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Increased performance

Performance is at the core of our managed SD-WAN offering. Advanced routing functions and performance enhancements allows you to direct critical applications over the best performing connections.

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Enhanced resilience

By utilising multiple connections, SD-WAN inherently delivers a greater level of resilience using your existing investments. Managing the automatic switching of traffic across existing connections, ensures uninterrupted access and service availability for end-users.

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Increased cost-efficiency

Get more out of your legacy connectivity investment, with the potential to reduce reliance on premium connectivity. This ensures performance while reducing the overall cost of connectivity across your organisation.

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Centralised control & management

SD-WAN reduces the amount of on-site configuration and management of your WAN; giving you the ability to monitor and control sites centrally and ensure key policies, such as application performance and security, are automatically propagated across all locations.

Increasing agility with SD-WAN and MPLS

SD-WAN is enabling organisations to bring an agile mindset to their network strategy: it allows organisations to align network infrastructure with hybrid cloud adoption, quick deployment, merging new sites, and bringing international sites into a corporate WAN cost-effectively.

Discover how you can enhance your agility by integrating SD-WAN into your network and the benefits of creating a hybrid network infrastructure in this white paper.

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Managed SD-WAN capabilities

Here are just some of the features delivered by our managed SD-WAN service.

  • Optimised connectivity
  • Application prioritisation
  • Seamless fail-over
  • Centralised control & management
  • Flexibility to meet regulatory requirements
  • Application performance & security policy propagation
  • 24/7 monitoring of equipment and link performance
  • Enhanced reporting

Why choose Redcentric as your SD-WAN provider?

SD-WAN has the potential to deliver a range of operational and financial efficiencies. To make the most of what’s possible you still require a SD-WAN provider that can help you design the right secure WAN infrastructure, provide choice in connectivity and meticulously monitor and manage your environment.

At Redcentric we combine our expertise in SD-WAN with our unrivalled experience of connectivity, networking and security to deliver customer solutions that embrace what is possible and fully deliver on the outcomes they are looking for.

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While selecting the right SD-WAN solution for a specific implementation may require a few compromises, security should not be one of them. There are several options for combining SD-WAN networking and advanced security—but only one solution can truly be called Secure SD-WAN. Fortinet, the most trusted name in network security, has added best-of-breed SD-WAN capabilities to its industry-leading FortiGate next-generation firewalls (NGFWs).

What is SD-WAN?

SD-WAN (software-defined wide area network) is a network overlay technology. SD-WAN uses any combination of network connectivity to securely connect users to applications by creating a virtual WAN.

What is a managed SD-WAN service?

A managed SD-WAN service is typically a solution by a managed network service provider where they supply the hardware, software, network connectivity for an organisation’s site locations, and provide a managed service where the MSP monitors and ensures the appropriate uptime and performance as per their service-level agreements (SLAs).

How does SD-WAN work with MPLS?

A typical scenario would see an organisation taking a private MPLS connection as well as an internet connection to their sites, working together to deliver secure and high performance to the end user’s applications. Utilising their MPLS connection an organisation would access business-critical or highly sensitive applications such as telephony, databases and finance systems that are run locally, while network traffic which is destined for the internet, like Microsoft 365, web browsing and cloud services in Azure, for example, would route out via your internet/SD-WAN connection.

How does SD-WAN secure my network traffic?

SD-WAN has a centralised security policy management, built in NGFW (next-generation firewalls) and end-to-end encryption. SD-WAN secures your traffic between locations and to the internet by connecting packet sources with a secure tunnel that employs strong encryption.

Why do organisations need SD-WAN?

Current private MPLS/VPLS based WANs are not optimised for hybrid cloud applications. SD-WAN allows organisations to have a network that is more aligned with Cloud characteristics — elastic, dynamic, and software-defined to work in harmony with cloud-based applications and systems.



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