Modern networks are utilizing Software-Defined Wide Area Networks (SD-WAN) to increase flexibility, reduce costs and secure connections of standard broadband. Providing the ability to dynamically choose the most efficient traffic route, SD-WAN routers are more sophisticated requiring more firmware updates which can create more opportunities for challenges to arise.

This whitepaper delves into the benefits and challenges of SD-WAN and how Smart Out-of-Band (Smart OOBâ„¢) can be used to minimize truck rolls, decrease disruptions and address points of failure to provide organizations with enterprise-grade WAN.

This whitepaper will discuss:
  • Reducing downtime by using Smart OOB access to detect outages immediately allowing staff to bring the network back up as soon as possible.
  • Allowing for always-on access by Smart OOB to rapidly identify and remediate issues between dispersed internet-connected devices and remote infrastructure.
  • Providing cellular OOB with a connection independent of the data path.