What Is Managed SD WAN?
A Software Defined Wide Area Network (SD WAN) is a technology that is used to define the physical, hardware elements of a network topology in software. This allows the network to be managed through a point-and-click interface from a central location and simplifies network management. A managed SD WAN provider is a third party that manages this technology for an organization.
SD WAN provides many benefits (including better use of bandwidth) but the main one is that network engineers no longer have to perform configuration functions on devices such as routers and switches at their location – instead this can be done from a software console. It also enables network-wide policies (such as security policies) to be implemented easily. Since the technology is often expensive to implement initially, many organizations turn to providers that have experience in the area and offer economies of scale.