SonicWall firewalls support SD-WAN (Software Defined WAN)
The software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) is a specific application of software-defined networking (SDN) technology applied to WAN connections, which are used to connect enterprise networks â€“ including branch offices and data centers â€“ over large geographic distances.
A WAN might be used, for example, to connect branch offices to a central corporate network, or to connect data centers separated by distance. In the past, these WAN connections often used technology that required special proprietary hardware. The SD-WAN movement seeks to move more of the network control is moved into the â€œcloud,â€ using a software approach.
SD-WAN technology allows organizations and enterprises with branch locations to build highly available and higher-performance WANs. By using low-cost internet access (broadband, 3G/4G/LTE, fiber), organizations can cost-effectively replace expensive WAN connection technologies such as MPLS with SD-WAN. SonicWall delivers comprehensive, industry-leading security solutions that simplify SD-WAN deployments.