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IT teams of many multi-chain restaurants, SPA, and hotels are now pursuing Secure SD-WAN to take a stand against network failures. As hospitality organizations embark on digital transformation to create better experiences for guests, partners and drive better business outcomes, a Secure SD-WAN will enable them to connect, secure, and optimize the delivery of applications and data in an era when the majority of workloads exist outside the data center.
With Secure SD-WAN, hospitality organizations can create an end-to-end software-based network architecture that delivers services to applications and data wherever they are located on a global scale with consistent, pervasive connectivity, and security.
The cost, time, and complexity of ripping out existing network infrastructure is not necessary. A Secure SD-WAN overlay can be cost-effective and deployed quickly, working in conjunction with legacy infrastructure.
Always Available Network
Secure SD-WAN offers the ability to aggregate multiple connections of any type, such as MPLS, broadband, wireless 4G, and LTE. By leveraging all available bandwidth, Secure SD-WAN makes the network agile enough to support more traffic volumes, and changing bandwidth demands. In doing so, it ensures continuous network availability and uninterrupted access to bandwidth-intensive cloud applications. Secure SD-WAN’s multiple transport link resilience also helps significantly cut down MPLS driven bandwidth costs.
High Application Performance
Secure SD-WAN architecture embeds application intelligence, enabling deep packet inspection by the network, beyond source and destination. It intelligently prioritizes application traffic based on business-intent policies and automatically directs them across the ideal transport route. This helps ensure mission-critical applications are always running smoothly, even during network outages, further improving application reliability and quality of experience. It also enables IT to spend less time dealing with network complexities and have more time and focus applied to business applications and services.
Centralized Management and Control
With centralized management and control, Secure SD-WAN dramatically simplifies WAN deployment and monitoring. Using simple, template-driven workflows, it eliminates tedious, error-prone configurations. With zero-touch deployment, IT can deploy patches, roll out policy updates, and strictly adhere to regulatory mandates across all branch locations from a single central orchestrator in one-go. Secure SD-WAN also offers deep granular visibility into applications, devices, and users to detect and fix any anomalies immediately. With a cloud-based Secure SD-WAN, hospitality organizations can quickly propagate or integrate new branches (in less than a month!), and simply plug-in to instantly connect to cloud services. By eliminating the need for manual visits to each branch location, Secure SD-WAN also saves substantial operational costs.
Secure SD-WAN ’s segmentation enables IT to securely consolidate disparate physical environments into a single network. In doing so, they can classify applications based on business-intent and isolate the regular administrative traffic from guest WiFi traffic and traffic related to food services. Additionally, Secure SD-WAN also integrates end-to-end multi-layer security with best-of-breed features such as next-gen firewall, encryption, contextual awareness, and more. These deeper security capabilities allow hospitality organizations to steer away from data center backhauling of cloud traffic, and instead directly access cloud data and applications, without fearing security risks.