The SD WAN Assessment for the Financial Services Sector

Take this free SD WAN assessment and learn which solutions are a match for your business. Answer 10 questions to get your own personal SD WAN service provider or vendor suggestions and list.

* Designed for North American and UK companies.

 

Question 1

Let's start by understanding the features which are of most interest

Why are we asking?

Start by listing out your areas of interest - don't worry if you're unsure, just answer any features you know to be important.

More bandwidth More bandwidth
Improved uptime Improved uptime
Improved control over our WAN Improved control over our WAN
WAN optimization WAN optimization
We require comprehensive statistics We require comprehensive statistics
Quick provisioning Quick provisioning
Application prioritisation Application prioritisation
Network segmentation Network segmentation

Question 2

Now tell us about any security features of interest to your business?

We are already using security products We are already using security products
We need security but are unsure about our options We need security but are unsure about our options
MDR (Managed Detection and Response) MDR (Managed Detection and Response)
XDR (Extended Detection and Response) XDR (Extended Detection and Response)
CASB (Cloud Access Security Broker) CASB (Cloud Access Security Broker)
SWG (Secure Web Gateway) SWG (Secure Web Gateway)
FWaaS (Firewall-as-a-service) FWaaS (Firewall-as-a-service)
ZTNA (Zero Trust Network Access) ZTNA (Zero Trust Network Access)
SIEM (Security Information and Event Management) SIEM (Security Information and Event Management)
PAM (Privileged Access Management) PAM (Privileged Access Management)

Question 3

What is your preferred deployment model?

A Traditional WAN edge hardware Traditional WAN edge hardware
B NFV (Network Function Virtualisation) NFV (Network Function Virtualisation)
C Hybrid of traditional WAN edge and NFV Hybrid of traditional WAN edge and NFV

Question 4

Which option describes your preferred connectivity (SD WAN underlay)?

Why are we asking?

Using multiple carriers will lower costs but latency and jitter is generally better when traffic traverses a single IP backbone where possible.

A We would like to use multiple Internet carriers based on cost per site We would like to use multiple Internet carriers based on cost per site
B We prefer connectivity from one single IP backbone (carrier) We prefer connectivity from one single IP backbone (carrier)

Question 5

How would you describe your needs?

A We require a simple low cost solution We require a simple low cost solution
B We need a solution which provides some advanced features We need a solution which provides some advanced features
C We need to support complex requirements We need to support complex requirements

Question 6

How does you business intend to manage your SD WAN solution?

A We require fully managed services We require fully managed services
B We require a co-managed SD WAN service We require a co-managed SD WAN service
C We intend to use a DIY approach to SD WAN We intend to use a DIY approach to SD WAN
D We need initial professional services to help with configuration We need initial professional services to help with configuration

Question 7

Which regions do you require SD WAN?

UK UK
North America North America
South America South America
Canada Canada
Europe Europe
Asia Asia

Question 8

Which cloud services does your business need to connect to your SD WAN solution?

AWS (Amazon Web Services) AWS (Amazon Web Services)
Microsoft Azure Microsoft Azure
Google Cloud Google Cloud
Microsoft Office 365 Microsoft Office 365
Other public cloud services Other public cloud services

Question 9

How many sites require connecting to SD WAN?

A 1-5 1-5
B 6-9 6-9
C 10-20 10-20
D 21-30 21-30
E 31+ 31+

Question 10

What is your preferred option when procuring SD WAN?

A Buy from a traditional service provider Buy from a traditional service provider
B We would like to buy directly from a vendor We would like to buy directly from a vendor
C We would like to buy from a 3rd party integrator or reseller We would like to buy from a 3rd party integrator or reseller

Next step

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