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Spectrum Enterprise rolls out managed SD-WAN service

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Spectrum Enterprise has launched its managed SD-WAN service at a national level offering the capability to combine WAN and Ethernet networks.

The managed SD-WAN service delivers next-gen software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualisation (NFV) platform that is integrated into the Spectrum Enterprise fibre network across the US.

"Our new managed SD-WAN service delivers on our promise of choice and flexibility by enabling enterprises to grow and evolve their networks via our next-generation SDN/NFV platform," said Greg King, senior vice president of product, marketing and strategy at Spectrum Enterprise. "Not only does this platform allow clients to securely integrate existing network sites and SD-WAN sites, it also enables us to rapidly deploy new capabilities for additional use cases and future network solutions."

The offering also covers the entire implementation process – from solution design and white glove installation to portal-based network visibility and 25 hour monitoring and support. The service is available in a number of configuration options to meet enterprise clients’ needs, including Layer 3, Layer 2 and hybrid service configurations as well as the ability to use and optimise multiple connections at each site. In addition, the solution also comes with an integrated, virtual security services that is available to clients who want to enable secure internet access with their managed SD-WAN service.

The managed SD-WAN service delivers the following features:

  • Managed SD-WAN and connectivity bundles

  • Application visibility and prioritisation which allows users to optimise the use of multiple connections at each location through traffic steering for the best application performance over the SD-WAN

  • Integration with existing Ethernet networks through use of hybrid SD-WAN options to change and grow current, mission critical Ethernet networks

  • Management portal that gives visibility and control of the service

  • Integrated virtual security that secures the SD-WAN service access to the Internet with this add-on option.

"As we worked with Spectrum Enterprise through the field trial, we appreciated how they incorporated our feedback into their Managed SD-WAN service," said Hamid Khaleghipour, interim deputy city manager, and executive director of business performance and innovation, Town of Addison. "We are excited by the availability of a WAN solution that lets us choose an Ethernet service or SD-WAN with Ethernet stitching capability to build and migrate to next gen services at our own pace."

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