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 virtualization security service gives you the flexibility to configure your WAN to each of 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 to each location.

How does Software Defined Secure Branch work?

Software Defined Secure Branch combines Virtual Network Services (VNS) - SD WAN advanced application routing and security policy distribution with multiple optional virtual network functions (VNFs) for zero-touch deployment. It’s all tailored to each site’s specific needs. You choose whether to deploy it in the cloud or at your branches, and manage it through a Verizon Cloud portal with our VNS – Hosted SD WAN controllers.

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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 Leader.

Be at the forefront of technology transformation.

See why Gartner has recognized us as a Magic Quadrant Network Services Leader 11 years in a row.*

*Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Network Services, Global, Danellie Young, Katja Ruud, Bjarne Munch, Takeshi Ikeda, Neil Rickard, February 2018. Magic Quadrant for Network Services, Global (2015 - 2018) Magic Quadrant for Global Network Service Providers (2004 - 2014)

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