zWAN EC – SD-WAN for Branch Offices & Work-From-Home

An SD-WAN Edge Controller (EC) is a physical device that is deployed in a branch office, regional office, retail location, satellite facility or home office.  The zWAN EC is Software Defined and is managed by the SD-WAN Director in the Cloud. It enables employees to stay securely connected to apps, data and services whether they are at the office or working from home. The zWAN EC provides powerful features and tools to substantially enhance user productivity. In today’s post-Covid environment, employees are increasingly working remotely and from their homes. Employers face the challenge of making sure that remote workers’ home networks and devices are secured while also ensuring that user’s productivity levels are maintained. The zWAN EC was designed from the ground up to provide secure and reliable access for all corporate users no matter their location.

Remote Users Connectivity – Always Online & Secure
To keep remote users productive, it’s important to have a reliable internet connection. As we all know, home internet connections can be prone to outages, routers and modems fail, and users are left disconnected and unable to work. These failures lead to loss of productivity and lost revenue for the organization. The zWAN EC prevents these failures by providing a dual path internet connection using a backup LTE service that automatically takes over in the event of a failure or internet outage. This allows remote users to stay online, productive and continue to work while keeping the network and devices secure.

Top Features of an SD-WAN Solution

Dynamic Path Selection & Transport

SD-WANs use dynamic path selection to steer or route network traffic to one or multiple WAN links based on priority, network conditions or traffic patterns. Data packets are automatically steered to specific WAN links based on link availability, to balance network traffic…

Centralized Management

SD-WAN allows network administrators to centrally manage their entire network fabric by pushing out policies to all the branches with ease. This also allows for quicker integration of new branches. Administrators can also have a full view of the network, leading to the possibility of…

Network Security

SD-WAN, at its core, supplies an organization’s network with a secure fabric to trusted devices while leveraging insecure connectivity, such as the Internet. SD-WAN has in-built security features as well, such as stateful firewalls, IPS/IDS Intrusion Prevention System/Intrusion Detection…

Direct Connectivity

SD-WAN empowers organizations with the freedom to connect branches directly to a corporate data center and directly to cloud services such as SaaS applications. Connecting to cloud services has the added benefit of not requiring the traffic to route through the corporate data center…

Policy Based Management

The SD-WAN steers data based on policies (Quality of Service) configured specifically for your applications, devices, users, groups, locations and more. These polices are configured with a priority setting in which the SDWAN utilizes to prioritize the data packets and how they are dynamically…

Zero-Touch Provisioning

Enterprise SD-WANs supports a secure true zero-touch provisioning of edge controllers. In order to onboard a device in a remote location the only required steps are to unbox the edge controller, plug it in and connect it to the internet. The edge controllers are automatically provisioned…

Improved Network Performance

SD-WAN brings awareness of traffic types that traverse through your network. An IT manager can prioritize traffic from business-critical applications as well as other services such as VoIP and web-conferencing and help steer the traffic via the most efficient route…

Cost Reduction

SD-WAN reduces overall costs by allowing the use of low cost alternatives to expensive MPLS such as the public internet, broadband and LTE networks, allowing direct cloud access for the increasing use of SaaS applications, getting better results from available…

Cloud Adaptation

The use of SaaS applications and other cloud services are on the rise. SD-WAN facilitates cloud access throughout the network fabric, including branch offices and remote workers, which in turn removes the need to route cloud and remote traffic back through the corporate data center…

Introduction to SD-WAN

SD-WAN Director Deployment Options

Managed SD-WAN

AmZetta partners with Managed Service Providers (MSPs) for Customers that prefer to hand off the implementation, configuration and management of the SD-WAN network. AmZetta Partners can quickly and securely implement the SD-WAN solution using a team of highly skilled engineers. Managed Services avoids upfront investments and allows the network to be fully managed by a team of experts.

On-Prem SD-WAN

Customers running applications and services on-premise or in local data centers prefer to host the SD-WAN solution within their infrastructure. AmZetta provides an On-Prem SD-WAN solution that allows 100% total control and management to be performed by the in-house IT staff. AmZetta Solutions Engineering will remotely assist Customers in setup, configuration and management of the On-Prem SD-WAN.

Co-Managed SD-WAN

Not everyone is comfortable managing their SD-WAN network. AmZetta offers a Co-Managed SD-WAN solution where you retain 100% control over the SD-WAN while it is hosted within the AmZetta Cloud. AmZetta will configure and train your IT team on the SD-WAN Director to handle the day-to-day network operations. AmZetta will provide backend support and maintenance of the SD-WAN network.