Have you considered using SD-WAN in your business? If you have, I’m sure you have been overwhelmed by the sheer number of different vendors who claim that they have SD-WAN. The truth of the matter is, out of those nearly 50 vendors who claim to have SD-WAN, maybe only less than half really are SD-WAN products. Many vendors like to claim that they have SD-WAN to gain your awareness or to get recognition in the future. However, they are not true SD-WAN products and just add confusion to your purchasing decisions.
Gartner has also made the effort into reduce the overcrowded segment by cutting down its evaluation to 20 vendors, one of these vendors is Citrix. Citrix has worked to ensure that its SD-WAN solution not only helps your company now, but also has a clear and long-term product road map. This is what makes Citrix trusted globally by their customers in healthcare, finance, manufacturing, and retail industry. They all agree that its reliable solution helps to balance the high expectations of experience, security, and choice.
Citrix SD-WAN solution is designed to improve your workspace experience for productivity and to task users together by simplifying provisioning and day-to-day management for IT and networking professionals. This can be seen in an improvement to cloud based applications such as Office 365. Employees from branch offices accessing Office 365 would be able to see a superior performance no matter where it is located due to Citrix partnering with Microsoft for a better egress and support via a partner box in their servers.
For customers moving to the cloud, Citrix SD-WAN can help you securely enable local branch-to-internet breakouts through a built-in stateful firewall. It has been recognized as a robust solution for branch connectivity to the cloud as well as a solution for your single and multiple data centers.
Maximizing the use of available bandwidth with sophisticated link bonding and network-path conditioning helps mitigate loss, and avoid the jitter and latency issues, while providing efficient and reliable throughput for business-critical applications.
To learn more about Citrix SD-WAN, you can refer to the original Citrix article here, or you can contact us at 8893-9515 and we would be happy to answer all your inquiries!
Many businesses today are looking for ways to upgrade their current bandwidth because of user feedback, they complain mostly about slow browsing speeds. Little do they know that there is a certain user in the office that is “torrenting” on the network, which results to bandwidth hogging and can even put the business at risk.
However, administrators can now feel reassured with Cisco Meraki’s Layer 7 application fingerprinting which gives them a better view of their network. Network administrators/managers can rely on this level of visibility every day to see beyond the size and rate of data transfers on their networks and gain insight into the actual behavior of their users. It’s useful to see patterns in large spikes of traffic on the network, but it’s even better to know whether those spikes are coming from online backup or from BitTorrent.
What’s better than traffic Visibility? Traffic shaping!
So now the administrators have identified which applications (and most importantly, which users) are using more bandwidth than necessary, what can you do about it?
You can now create application-specific shaping policies for total control over your wired and wireless network. With the built-in Traffic Shaper in Cisco Meraki, shaping policies can be created that apply per user bandwidth limits for specific applications such as video streaming sites, as well as apply QoS (Quality of Service) priority levels at both Layer 2 and 3 to make sure your critical traffic gets prioritized across the network.
The Cisco Meraki portfolio includes wireless access points, switches, security appliances, and mobile device management solutions. What sets Cisco Meraki apart is that all of these are centrally managed from the cloud. This makes them significantly easier to deploy and manage than traditional networks.
Contact us at 893-9515 to try Cisco Meraki for yourself and discover the power of cloud networking today!
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