June 30, 2021

SEACOM Business offers software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN)

Business networking can be a complicated matter. Traditionally, companies with multiple offices will use multiprotocol label switching (MPLS), virtual private networks (VPNs) or private intranet to connect employees to company servers. These are all forms of wide area networks (WANs), but there is a way to offer greater management from a centralised location by setting up a software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN).

SEACOM Business now offers African enterprises SD-WAN as a way to improve the security, reliability and efficiency of business networking. It is a virtual WAN that supports any connection, such as MPLS, fibre and LTE, so that users can access cloud-based servers, applications and programmes. It uses software to intelligently direct traffic across the WAN, which improves performance, flexibility, control and security.

SD-WAN is designed to support cloud-based applications, such as Office 365, Salesforce and Dropbox. It offers a better user experience as employees will be able to collaborate on projects and access important files quickly and securely. SD-WAN is a future-proof solution to enterprise networking. Since centralised software monitors and controls the traffic, it frees up time for employees to focus on their work.

Benefits of SD-WAN

The following list of benefits highlights how SD-WAN can be the ideal business networking solution:

  • It offers centralised control and orchestration of the network.
  • It brings greater agility in setting up new users and monitoring traffic.
  • Enhanced end-user experience and satisfaction.
  • Improved business productivity and efficiency.
  • More bandwidth efficiency and can be scaled up easily.
  • Quick and easy deployment.
  • More secure against attacks, malware and spyware.
  • End-to-end encryption of data within the network.
  • Can be more cost-effective for a company than other WAN solutions.

SEACOM’s SD-WAN solutions

SEACOM Business offers a few enterprise-grade SD-WAN solutions for African businesses. These solutions include round-the-clock support with automatic fail-over, a centrally-managed firewall that enables secure connections, as well as real-time monitoring of the network for optimal reliability. In addition, we provide a central data centre that enables remote access to the network for employees working from home.

Since SEACOM owns extensive information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure around Africa, enterprise clients will also get high-quality audio connections and email support with their SD-WAN. We can offer full end-to-end management of a business network, which means that staff can focus on their own tasks.

Our SD-WAN solutions are guaranteed to improve the efficiency, security and reliability of your business networking, especially if you have offices in other cities or countries. For more information or to get a quote, please contact us today to enquire about SD-WAN for your company.

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