Masergy Adds SD-WAN

Masergy Communications has announced the addition of managed software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) to its global hybrid networking portfolio.

Mainstream enterprise adoption of public cloud services and SaaS applications are driving the demand for agile hybrid networks that can intelligently combine broadband and high performance private networks. Market research firm International Data Corp (IDC) underscores this trend, reporting that SD-WAN revenues are expected to exceed $6 billion in 2020, with a compounded growth rate of more than 90 percent between 2015 and 2020.

“Hybrid networking and virtualized managed services, including new SD-WAN services, give businesses many new managed service options to create agile networks,” said Mike Sapien, principal analyst at Ovum. “Businesses should seek service providers that deliver an integrated, comprehensive suite of hybrid network solutions to achieve optimal price/performance.”

Masergy’s Managed SD-WAN is the latest addition to the Masergy Managed Network  family of fully managed network functions, available via channel partners. The solution supports premise, cloud and virtualized deployments, and can utilize any combination of broadband and high-performance private WAN connections. General availability is scheduled for Q4 2016.

Masergy’s Managed SD-WAN enables enhanced network designs that drive application performance and security while enhancing price-performance optimization. Performance and data resiliency features include:

  • Dynamic Path Control and Adaptive Forward Error Correction
  • Automatic IP-VPN tunnels with AES 256 encryption
  • Dynamic Policy-based Application Routing
  • Centralized Policy and Configuration Management

“Today’s dynamic information technology environment requires enterprises to be more agile as they expand operations, introduce new applications and migrate to public clouds—all while continuously optimizing costs,” said Tim Naramore, CTO, Masergy. “These factors are driving the need for more intelligent use of broadband Internet connectivity in global hybrid network architectures.”

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