As applications move from the datacenter to the cloud, and traditional MPLS connectivity is being replaced or augmented by broadband internet, the impact on the traditional branch WAN has been profound. Organizations are adopting cloud applications at a much faster pace, and running them across hybrid public cloud environments such as AWS, GCP, and Azure.
Traditional WAN networks designed for a different era are simply not ready for the broad number of services being offered at the WAN edge, nor for the explosive growth of WAN traffic that multi-cloud adoption brings. This explosive growth of traffic and services at the WAN edge has resulted in poor application experience, highlighting the need for higher bandwidth needs and support for operational complexity.
Fortinet SD-WAN innovations deliver the reliable quality of experience organizations require for their business-critical applications. With its application-focused WAN path controller and multi-path intelligence, the Fortinet SD-WAN solution once again showcased reliable application performance for both unified communication and multi-cloud applications in NSS Labs SD-WAN Group Test 2.0 extreme test conditions.
High availability is another critical requirement for enterprise organizations deploying SD-WAN to ensure a stable and consistent network experience and reliable business continuity. In this latest NSS Labs test, for example, Fortinet delivered the highest quality of experience in 3 of the 10 tests for video with a score of 4.53, while being subjected to WAN link failure conditions.
In addition, Fortinet’s WAN Remediation functionality provides path awareness intelligence and link remediation to delivers reliable application performance through its automated fail-over and fail-back mechanism. This improves cloud application performance by prioritizing business critical applications and enabling branches and branch devices to directly and securely communicate to the internet.
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