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Comtact design and deliver purpose-built software-defined wide-area network (SD-WAN) solutions that provide better performance and security at all points across your distributed network, while reducing the costs associated with traditional WAN approaches.

We push the boundaries of the cutting-edge technology we deploy to enable you to adapt to the dynamic nature of digital innovation and embrace transition to the cloud.

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Understanding the Obstacles to WAN Transformation

SD-WAN adoption is accelerating, but implementation present challenges. Our guide outlines the issues and how to select the right SD-WAN solution.

Why SD-WAN?

Many organisations are considering replacing traditional WAN infrastructure with SD-WAN as they look to sustain performance and security across widely distributed networks.

Digital transformation is propelling this trend, with the digitisation of virtually everything in business, the emergence and growth of cloud-based services like software as a service (SaaS), the proliferation of internet-of-things (IoT) devices at the network edge and the ever-increasing volume and velocity of traffic across the network.

Traditional hub-and-spoke WAN solutions usually involve the backhaul of traffic to centralised locations for security filtering, but this can lead to poor performance at the network edge. The costs of ensuring security with WAN are rising too, thanks to ever-higher demands for bandwidth.

SD-WAN is one of the primary innovations behind WAN edge modernisation. Its core capabilities include multi-path control, application awareness (such as with SaaS solutions), and the resultant dynamic application steering. These capabilities enable network traffic to be routed over the public internet or over private infrastructure—whatever is most efficient for application performance and availability in a multi-cloud environment.

There are many different SD-WANs on the market today: not all are created equal. The wrong SD-WAN solution can significantly inhibit an organisation’s ability to adapt quickly to changing business demands, not least because it creates new security headaches.

Why Comtact for SD-WAN?

Comtact provides a complete solution for the transition to SD-WAN, offering enhanced security, improved performance and significant cost savings. We consolidate SD-WAN with next-generation firewall (NGFW) and advanced routing to:

Deliver superior quality of experience at any scale.
Accelerate network and security convergence, and simplify WAN architecture.
Orchestrate consistent network and security policies.
Achieve operational efficiencies through automation, deep analytics and self-healing.

Integrated approach 

We use an integrated approach to deliver the transition from WAN to SD-WAN, combining advanced routing and NGFWs. This provides greater visibility across the entire network and a centralised control stance to protect against all types of network attack. 

Consolidated branch architecture 

Moving from WAN to SD-WAN with Comtact allows the integration of dispersed branch architecture into a secure, consolidated approach which unifies WLAN, LAN and 4G/5G LTE. Because of this simplified, centrally managed structure, our SD-WAN solution is also highly scalable. 

Optimised hybrid workforces 

Comtact’s SD-WAN solution is designed to empower work-from-anywhere workforces, who rely on fast, secure connection to the network with optimised security across devices, applications and in any location. 

Built for the multi-cloud 

With Comtact, SD-WAN provides a seamless, secure connection both in the cloud and between clouds so users receive full performance capabilities at all times, even at the network edge.  

Reliable app performance 

The huge rise in SaaS applications across widely distributed networks can lead to sluggish performance and reduced productivity. Our SD-WAN solutions ensure that the full range of critical applications can access sufficient bandwidth to run at high performance levels consistently and securely. 

Rapid deployment and scalability 

Transitioning from WAN to SD-WAN has become business-critical for many organisations in response to the pace of digital innovation. Our experience in managing this transition means that we can rollout quickly and with minimal business disruption and scale to your business needs.

Customised solutions 

We create bespoke SD-WAN solutions to meet clients’ individual needs. We deploy, configure and fine-tune the approach on a continuous basis to ensure we’re always delivering optimal performance and security.  

Round-the-clock expertise 

Our SD-WAN experts are on hand 24x7x365 to ensure that you can work securely and productively at all times and across all locations. 

Flexibility and lower cost 

We are vendor independent, giving us great flexibility to meet your needs. We help you realise cost savings as internet lines can be used and dedicated links aren’t required for each site with SD-WAN. 

Key capabilities and benefits

The Comtact SD-WAN solution is flexible, scalable, and fit for the needs of today’s distributed enterprises. It features a range of key capabilities and benefits.

Our SD-WAN solution supports complex branch deployments, helping reduce your reliance on branch routers and other legacy technologies. Our functionality extends to home-office use and distributed clouds with built-in LTE for consistent connectivity. We offer a virtual version to support multi-cloud environments and efficient SaaS adoption. 

We enable faster configuration rollouts at scale, enabling the best possible performance of collaboration applications such as voice over internet protocol (VoIP), videoconferencing, and various SaaS applications, even for remote users based far away from the corporate data centre.

Connectivity alone isn’t enough, especially in a remote work-heavy environment. We identify a broad set of applications to meet all use cases, with advanced self-healing WAN automation to provide consistent user experience on any transport for any user. 

Our security solution is not simply an overlay but embedded into each SD-WAN device, adapting to dynamic connectivity environments. Networking, connectivity, and security functions are so tightly integrated with Comtact that they’re one solution meeting three needs, instead of three discrete solutions. 

We provide rich analytics to give clear visibility into your network and application performance (both real-time and historical statistics), including compliance. We help you fine-tune your business and security policies to improve the quality of experience for all users. 

What makes Comtact different?

We’re easy to deal with

We’re highly responsive, from your very first enquiry.
We are always here for you (even at 3am) and will work at your pace.

We set you up for success

We get to know you intimately.
We customise to your needs.
We align to your KPIs.
We deliver to your information governance requirements.

We’re vendor independent

We always aim to give you solution choices and can connect suitable vendors under one straightforward agreement with aligned SLA’s.

We’re your guardian angel

We’re watching over you at all times.
We react to incidents at speed.
We’re “always on” and never 9-to-5.

Our expertise is cutting edge

With a breadth of knowledge.
Fully vendor-accredited.
And a passion for cybertech.

We work as family

You’ll know us by name.
An extension of your team.
We care deeply.

Our pricing is transparent

We price-match competitors.
With clear, scalable packages.
And flexible subscriptions.

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