Software Defined
Secure Branch

Securely extend your WAN to the far
reaches of your business.

Streamline IT at your locations.

Your business depends on its branch offices and remote sites. Even if they only account for a fraction of your business, their applications, data and network extensions still need to be secure and easy to manage. Does your IT team have the resources it needs to manage and safeguard such a large distributed WAN?

With Software Defined (SD) Secure Branch, it doesn’t need to. Designed to make your network’s edge easier to extend, manage and protect, SD Secure Branch lets you run a variety of networking functions on a single appliance. Working with our experts, you’ll also have the peace of mind that comes from more than two decades of experience managing customer networks.

What is Software Defined Secure Branch?

Our Managed Software Defined Secure Branch services provide you the flexibility to configure your WAN to optimize your branch’s networking and security needs. It uses a customized and managed software defined services architecture on a single device, so you can quickly automate and deploy an application-driven, secure and hybrid WAN that’s customized for each location.

How does Software Defined Secure Branch work?

Software Defined Secure Branch combines SD WAN advanced application routing and security policy distribution deployed either on dedicated CPE, or universal CPE (uCPE) with multiple optional virtual network functions (VNFs), centrally managed by Verizon hosted SD WAN controllers. It’s all tailored to each site’s specific needs.

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Features & benefits

Software Defined Secure Branch helps you simplify your WAN connectivity and policy management while increasing user, site and app visibility. 

  • Flexibility. Configure your WAN to meet the requirements of each individual branch
  •  Agility. Upgrade branch services on the fly through a single CPE appliance
  • Protection. Secure your WAN with encryption, advanced firewall and threat prevention
  • Ease of use. Simplify your WAN connectivity and policy management while increasing visibility


networks managed in more than 150 countries


years publishing the Data Breach Investigations Report


years managing complex customer networks

Managed & professional services

Keeping in-house staff trained on all the newest technologies while monitoring hundreds—or even thousands—of devices and suppliers can be daunting. Our managed and professional services provide a cost-effective alternative to in-house network monitoring and management. With comprehensive tools and leading SLAs, we can help free up your IT staff to focus on revenue-generating projects. 

A Gartner MQ Leader.

Be at the forefront of technology transformation.

See why Gartner has recognized us as a Magic Quadrant Network Services Leader 14 years in a row.*

*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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