Over the past several years, software-defined networking in a wide area network (SD-WAN) has emerged as a key solution for federal agencies that improves end-user services, complements existing infrastructure, and provides end-to-end security. In addition, it meets both FISMA and FedRAMP guidelines, which helps agencies to optimize IT more securely.
These were the key themes of the Government Technology Insider “SD-WAN: Improving the User Experience” podcast interview, where Bill Ambrose, Product Manager, supporting SDN and Virtual Services, at Verizon, discussed the challenges and opportunities for federal agencies moving into this arena.
“The interest in SD-WAN continues to increase across all areas of the public sector,” said Ambrose. “Right now, many public agencies are embracing SD-WAN because of its simplified deployment and ability to provide end-to-end encryption. SD-WAN provides a more consistent user-experience, and it really builds performance into the network, and provides a flexibility and extendable capability – resulting in better mission agility.”
Listen to the full podcast below: