App-Centric SD-WAN

Application performance & control.
More speed, security, and simplicity

We have the answer to your network challenges

SD WAN addresses the problems of modern enterprise applications of today and tomorrow.

Gartner says, "SD WAN improves WAN agility by allowing easier and faster deployment of new sites, flexibility in the link types used, and simplified addition of new applications to the network."*

Using the combined capabilities of Verizon and Cisco, see how SD WAN can provide significantly enhanced levels of application visibility as compared to traditional managed router services.

How it Works

Through a combination of caching, application optimization, secure connectivity and intelligent path control, SD WAN is the WAN solution that just works.

  • Automatically route network traffic to the best path to make sure applications perform well.

    Critical Apps
    Non-Critical Apps
  • Wide Area Application Service (WAAS) automatically compresses application data and caches updates on routers.

    100 MB
    50 MB
    Cached IOS Update
  • Data is encrypted and secured over MPLS and VPN Tunnels.

    VPN Tunnel


SD WAN for your needs

Not all SD WAN migrations are the same, and much depends on your business needs and requirements. We can help guide the process so that the transition is smooth and seamless.

Business Expansion/DX Upgrade


  • Rapidly deploy sites
  • Increase site connectivity options
  • Provide globally consistent operations
  • Maintain application performance and resiliency


  • Quickly deploy SD WAN across new sites while managing costs
  • Increase network and application performance by overlaying SD WAN at new and existing sites
  • Retire legacy WAN equipment with fewer service interruptions

Legacy Integration


  • Need simplified upgrade path
  • Must maintain performance and security of applications
  • Look to leverage existing investments
  • Avoid service disruptions


  • Seamlessly integrate SD WAN with legacy hardware
  • Increase application performance by overlaying SD WAN at new and existing sites
  • Retire legacy WAN equipment with fewer service interruptions

Network Transformation


  • Reduce structural costs
  • Increase security requirements
  • Need reliable application performance
  • Must improve business agility
  • Seek to transition a consumerized user experience


  • SD WAN offers agile, software defined routing that increases application performance
  • SD WAN’s virtual network functions can easily replace costly customer premises equipment (CPE)
  • Include Verizon’s centralized management solution during SD WAN installation to invoke global security and policy changes

SD WAN for today and tomorrow

Whether you're ready to upgrade now or plan to later on,  we have the infrastructure to meet any need.

Deploy SD WAN now

Cisco vEdge

  • Cloud-first secure architecture and Cisco vManage dashboard
  • Rapid deployment & change management 

Plan your upgrade now, deploy SD WAN later

Cisco ISR

  • Router-ready for SD WAN
  • Cisco 4000 & 1000 Series ISRs, and 5000 Series x86 servers
  • SD WAN + full branch services
  • WAN Optimization, voice, compute, switching & more
  • Complete branch threat defense


SD WAN for challenging environments


  • Single dashboard
  • Industry leading reporting and analytics with Cisco vManage and Cisco Meraki dashboards
  • Dive deep into application analytics
  • Get needed insights to quickly respond to changing network & application conditions
  • Improve application performance management



To clear up any lingering confusion about how SD WAN works, we have created a new 10-part video series that gives you the answers in plain English. Learn about the most common network challenges plaguing organizations like yours.

Why Verizon & Cisco?

  • With our joint involvement in the delivery of SD WAN solutions and management services, you get rigorously tested solutions before they are deployed.
  • Reduce the complexity of process and managing multiple providers using our combined management workflows, getting solutions deployed reliably and hassle-free.
  • Once deployed, our day 2 support, optimization, and proactive management improve performance and reduce risk.

*Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Network Services, Global. Published: 20 February 2020 Analyst: Neil Rickard | Bjarne Munch | Danellie Young . As a Leader in Magic Quadrant for Network Services, Global 2015 - 2020; As a Leader in Magic Quadrant for Global Network Service Providers in 2011-14; As Verizon Business in Magic Quadrant for Global Network Service Providers 2007, 2009-2010; As Verizon Business in Magic Quadrant for Managed and Professional Network Service Providers, North America in 2008.

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