Masergy Makes Splash with Managed SD-WAN

September 16, 2016

By Maurice Nagle, Web Editor

The enterprise today moves at the speed of SaaS (News - Alert). Software defined solutions are improving enterprise performance top to bottom, but in order to support this new era of applications the network is tasked with supporting them. As result, the market is seeing increased demand for flexible WAN solutions, such as SD-WAN, to provide the level of performance desired.

This week, Masergy unveiled its managed SD-WAN solution, the latest addition to the Masergy Managed Network f(n). With an expected compound growth of 90 percent through 2020, SD-WAN is set to transform networking and Masergy is positioned for a piece of the pie.

“Hybrid networking and virtualized managed services, including new SD-WAN services, give businesses many new managed service options to create agile networks,” said Mike Sapien, Principal Analyst at Ovum (News - Alert). “Businesses should seek service providers that deliver an integrated, comprehensive suite of hybrid network solutions to achieve optimal price/performance. Masergy's Hybrid Networking with Managed SD-WAN is one such solution.”

The Masergy Managed SD-WAN solution supports virtualized, cloud and on-premises deployments, with various WAN options. At the heart of the release is application performance and security, providing features including: centralized policy and configuration management, dynamic policy-based application routing, automatic IP-VPN tunnels with AES 256 encryption as well as dynamic path control and adaptive forward error correction.

“Today's dynamic information technology environment requires enterprises to be more agile as they expand operations, introduce new applications and migrate to public clouds – all while continuously optimizing costs,” said Tim Naramore (News - Alert), CTO, Masergy. “These factors are driving the need for more intelligent use of broadband Internet connectivity in global hybrid network architectures.”

An optimized network translates to optimized application performance and an organization with the tools in place to fire on all cylinders. We live in a real-time, always-on, always-plugged-in world and your network needs to be ready. 

Edited by Alicia Young

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