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How SD WAN is better than MPLS

SD WAN (Software Defined Wide Area Networking) is better than MPLS (Multi Protocol Label Switching) because the technology is more in-line with the needs of almost all modern Enterprise businesses. * Note that there is always an exception to the rule and each use case is different.

Here are the main reasons why SD WAN is now a preferred WAN technology vs MPLS:

  • Cost savings - SD WAN is capable of using low cost broadband and cellular Internet connectivity which reduces cost when compared to MPLS.
  • Traffic steering - SD WAN can dynamically route traffic based on your network administrators preference or network conditions.
  • Public cloud - SD WAN enables users and branch offices to access their cloud applications from wherever they are located without the restrictive privacy of MPLS.
  • SASE & SSE Security - SD WAN is often sold with SASE and SSE security which makes the Enterprise much more secure than MPLS by applying end point protection.
  • Agility - SD WAN can be managed by the Enterprise via simple to use configuration and deployment portals with sophisticated reporting and statistics.

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