Frontier Communications launches Managed SD-WAN


Frontier Communications has announced the launch of Frontier Managed SD-WAN.

The new offering is an end-to-end, software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) solution that delivers WAN-wide visibility, agility, control and AWS Cloud integration.

Combined with the company’s existing SD-WAN Managed Private Network (SD-WAN EVPL), Frontier Managed SD-WAN simplifies network management operations, delivers enhanced service level agreements (SLAs) and creates an alternative for enterprise customers wanting to transition from MPLS networks.

“The network is the most critical element in any organisation’s digital transformation, and we have listened to our enterprise customers, understanding the challenges they face transforming networks to meet today’s needs,” said Boris Kluck, senior vice president of enterprise at Frontier. “Frontier Managed SD-WAN is a network management solution that meets the challenge, addressing advanced routing and flexible deployment scenarios while delivering agility, visibility and security at lower cost than traditional networking.”

Frontier Managed SD-WAN gives enterprises customers a choice, putting them in control of either a fully managed or a co-managed model. Using an easy to use portal, the customer can deploy WAN-wide configurations to reflect traffic conditions and business and application priorities.

“As MEF recognised experts, Frontier understands implementing an SD-WAN solution is a complex business transformation project. We employ the world’s second-highest number of active MEF-certified professionals and our customer-focused service includes dedicated project managers and solution engineering teams,” added Scott Irwin, senior director of product management at Frontier. “In addition to providing a robust network and 365/24/7 technical support, Frontier’s team is here to help design and deliver a network management the solution that meets the customers’ business needs while reducing implementation risk and speeding procurement.”

In addition, using  dynamic routing capabilities, Frontier’s Managed SD-WAN provides direct and secure access to the cloud as well as Frontier hardware redundancy to ensure network uptime and reliability.

Back in August, Frontier launched its Managed Wireless LAN for medium sized businesses and large enterprises.