Software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN) has quickly become the solution of choice for legacy WAN infrastructure replacement in distributed organizations. But not all SD-WAN approaches are equally effective. While some implementations simply add basic SD-WAN capabilities to existing legacy routers (featuring a stateful firewall for security), doing so adds infrastructure complexity while exposing branches to undue security risks.
A true secure SD-WAN solution—such as Fortinet Secure SD-WAN—consolidates advanced routing, integrated next-generation firewall (NGFW), self-healing SDWAN capabilities, and intuitive orchestration into a single, organically developed solution. It provides network engineering and operations leaders with robust branch WAN networking capabilities that support the latest high-performance digital applications while significantly simplifying and automating WAN operations.