SD-WAN Solutions – Secure, Reliable, Cost-Efficient.


Drive digital transformation in your business with our best-in-class SD-WAN services. Complete control across your entire network.


Traditional enterprise networking was not built for modern business operations. For a long time, traditional WAN architecture has been complex and static, relying on manual intervention for configuration and not designed for Cloud operation. A rapid increase in remote working and mobile application usage compounds the pressure, not only growing the size of the problem but also the number of connections to secure.

The result?

Network outages and poor performance which is ultimately expensive to manage.


SD-WAN (Software Defined Wide Area Network) solutions let you finally seize control of every aspect of your network. Centralised network management allows a business to standardise configurations, enforce security policy and utilise multiple connection types intelligently. Ultimately, this ensures WAN optimisation with secure network and application performance for users and their devices.

Real-time visibility

A single fabric that connects on-premises, branch and cloud

Intelligent application control

Ensure 1000’s of On-premise or Cloud applications get the best possible performance in the most cost-efficient way.

Automated programming allows for numerous functions to be performed

Mitigate manual error-prone device configurations

Reduce downtime

Security that’s built-in from the beginning rather than being an afterthought

Enforce standardisation across the WAN

Mitigating misconfiguration vulnerabilities.

Resilience against outages through diversified WAN connectivity.

No technical expertise required at the branch office or manual intervention to change configurations thanks to a centralised software-defined control of the network.

With no more CLI, it’s easy to translate business intent into a network configuration, setting up new sites and changing architecture without delay.

Reduce manual intervention

Decrease reliance on MPLS links through encrypted internet links

Reduce the total cost of WAN ownership.

Can SD-WAN Solutions help your business?


Are you facing challenges managing your network? Are you struggling to plan or execute a cloud migration strategy? Then yes – SD-WAN edge solutions could transform your business.

If your business is experiencing the side effects of over complexity and minimal visibility, such as poor performance and user experience? Is making network changes a time-consuming process? If so, then secure SD-WAN solutions could be the answer for you.

A software defined WAN is the solution that meets the agile requirements of modern-day working. It provides IT services as a flexible, efficient and secure resource.


An SD-WAN platform uses software to virtualise WAN architecture, decoupling network device
management and control functions away from the underlying data layer, providing centralised
management of networking and security in a unified business internet software-driven fabric.
SD-WAN instantly convergences traffic over multiple WAN carrier types. This ensures superior
availability, improved application performance and service reliability.

Traditional WAN Architechture

SD-WAN Architechture


Digital Transformation, for all of it’s benefits, has also exponentially increased the complexity that an IT organisation needs to manage. As a result, legacy WAN networks have continued to become more complex, less agile, and overall have struggled to keep up with the pace of demands from today’s digital business.

Traditional WAN VS SD WAN

Traditional WAN
  • Poor WAN utilisation due to difficulties with policy-based routing
  • Slow and rigid to configure changes due to box-by-box approach
  • Multiple tools required for:
    • Provisioning and policy management
    • Application visibility
    • Traffic analysis
  • Packet centric approach to traffic forwarding
SD-WAN Drivers
  • Cloud adoption and the rise of hybrid WANs
  • Internet links with business class SLAs
  • Network hardware and software decoupling
  • Standardised interfaces
Software Defined WAN
  • Improved WAN utilisation due to better policy based routing
  • Make changes instantly and enforce standardised policy
  • Single pane of glass management
    • Provisioning and policy management
    • Application visibility and diagnostics
    • Traffic analysis
  • Application centric approach to traffic forwarding

Although MPLS network links can be managed within a software defined WAN architecture, SD-WAN can offer a less expensive, more secure, and higher performing option.

SD-WAN

  • Deep Network visibility
  • Intelligent Application Routing
  • Cost efficient*
  • Embedded security such as vNGFW, AutoVPN and segmentation
  • Direct cloud access
  • Single click connectivity & resource allocation

MPLS

  • No analysis of data
  • No application recognition or bandwidth management
  • Cost inefficient**
  • Dedicated line, traffic is backhauled for inspection
  • Backhauled to data centre then to cloud.
  • MPLS Can have several week delay to add capacity

* Providing optimised, multi-point connectivity using distributed, private data traffic exchange and control points.
** Distributed locations are connected to a central data centre using a hub and spoke topology. In this model, all WAN traffic, dataflows and network transactions are routed and distributed centrally. In practice, this is highly inefficient and costly compared to an SD-WAN solution. Transactions, including access to cloud services or the internet, required traffic to be backhauled to the data centre for processing and redistribution.

Use case example.


One key benefit from SD-WAN is its overall lower
total cost of ownership.

Implementing an SD-WAN solution allows you to
benefit from:

  • No need for technical expertise to set up remote sites
  • Troubleshooting is no longer a time-consuming process
  • Mitigate the need for manual intervention with changes
  • Less reliance on MPLS due to leveraging cheaper internet links

Self service.


We can help you deploy a public cloud-based SD-WAN solution to administer, configure, and manage your Hybrid WAN Network (Data centre, On-Premises and Cloud). In addition to SD WAN deployment, we will help with the general roll-out and configuration to best meet your needs and overall business requirements.

  • Route application traffic in the most efficient, performant & cost-effective manner
  • Speed up migration to cloud services with single click connectivity to the cloud from your network
  • No more CLIs! Easily translate business intent into network configuration
  • No more troubleshooting misconfiguration, build policies that adhere to standards and business intent
  • Build once, standardise, deploy multiple times with confidence • Networks made simple: Plug and play!

Managed service.


As a trusted and experienced SD-WAN service provider, our specialist team can help you design and efficiently deploy a managed SD-WAN solution into your business. Following deployment, they will then manage and monitor everything for you. This allows you to free up your own IT team to focus on other matters, safe in the knowledge that your new cost-effective, highly available, secure, performant & resilient network is in good hands.

  • Initial solution implementation, including the set-up of sites, policies, and application priorities
  • Proactive monitoring of the network to continually fine-tune its operation
  • Clearly defined process to ensure seamless deployment and fast value realisation
  • Monthly reporting on network performance
  • Ongoing advice, optimisation and maintenance of the solution for undisturbed business

Speak with one of the team.


We can help you deploy a public cloud-based service to monitor your end-user digital experience. In addition to out-of-the-box applications, we can customise the solution to track specific application transactions for a more granular measure of critical staff activities.

If you’d like to book a free consultation with
one of our team, fill out a form or call us.

We’re ready to speak with you.

+44 (0)290 097 2020


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Why Choose NCL?


For over a decade, we’ve developed a strong reputation amongst our customers and partners for consistently delivering services which help businesses perform optimally and securely. This is why the relationships we’ve developed over the years have become long-standing and deeply trusted.

We’re very proud to have provided continuous IT support to the MoD for over 12 years. This length of service is a testament to the trust the MoD place in our people to deliver results, time and time again. Today, we provide situational awareness of the MoD’s globally-deployed application performance while assisting in troubleshooting issues and collaborating with other delivery partners to solve problems faster.

The lessons we’ve learned in Defence are applied to our engagements with customers in the enterprise sector too, ensuring robust network and cyber management for medium to large scale organisations. We use our long-standing experience in end-to-end performance management as a foundation for all of our services, so we can better define a customer’s complete requirements and deliver a more effective solution, whatever the field of technology. Offering market-leading technology and trusted managed services from ‘Floodlight’ - our own UK sovereign SOC, we work closely with customers in Driving Digital Vigilance across industry sectors.