June 04, 2021

Streamlined operation makes SD-WAN more secure

SEACOM Business offers African companies their own software-defined wide area networks (SD-WAN). This simplifies the management and operation of the business network by using centralised software to control the connections and services between authorised devices, data centres and cloud-based applications.

SD-WAN is cheaper to run and massively improves the performance of the enterprise network. However, one of the biggest advantages of an SD-WAN is its bolstered security and privacy. Most multinational companies own sensitive information and deal with the private details of their clients and partners. This means that a secure network is a vital component of intra-business collaboration and access to cloud-based work programmes.

How does SD-WAN improve network security?

Many large businesses use cloud-based applications, such as Office 365 and Amazon Web Services, for their day-to-day running. This requires secure remote access for employees. The software running the SD-WAN can direct traffic (employee computers) according to the company’s security policies. It can recognise traffic and grant access to those employees who need to use these applications, all within milliseconds.

This streamlines the network and, by allowing the software to manage the traffic, it also partitions and protects the traffic in the best way possible. The software can do this faster and more efficiently than a team of IT experts. In addition, SD-WAN can minimise vulnerabilities and deal with cyber threats as soon as they are detected.

SD-WAN can deal with threats immediately

Whether a threat comes from within the company or from an external source, SD-WAN can leverage a host of security solutions to stop attacks instantaneously or to bar malware and spyware from gaining access to applications and connected computers. What’s more, SD-WAN offers end-to-end encryption of data, which means that company secrets and customer information are kept private.

SD-WAN provides simplification, efficiency and upgraded security over regular WANs or virtual private networks (VPNs). Our SD-WAN solutions are guaranteed to improve the privacy and security of your business, especially if you have offices in other countries. For more information or to get a quote, email us at marketing@seacom.com or leave us a message.

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