As the volume of content and applications traveling across networks grows exponentially, organizations must optimize their WAN investments. Cisco Intelligent WAN (IWAN) helps you do just that.

Now, IT can use investments in Cisco ISR 4000 Series and ASR 1000 Series Routers with Application Experience (AX) to scale to the growing demands of branch-office users by providing an optimal experience over any connection at lower cost. And you can do this without compromising performance, reliability, or security.

IWAN allows you to

-Augment your network with lower-cost connectivity options, like the Internet -Realize the cost benefits of provider flexibility and higher WAN utilization -Offload the corporate WAN with application optimization, intelligent caching, and highly secure direct Internet access.

With IWAN, you can quickly roll out bandwidth-intensive applications, such as video, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), and guest Wi-Fi services. And it doesn’t matter which transport model you prefer, whether Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), the Internet, cellular, or a hybrid WAN access model. The savings from IWAN often pay for the branch infrastructure investments, and may also free up resources for new, innovative business services.

The four components of Cisco Intelligent WAN are:

Transport-Independent Provider flexibility; Scalable and modular design; Consistent operational model Technology: DMVPN/IPsec overlay design

Intelligent Path Control

Application policy-based path selection based on delay, loss, jitter, and path preference; Load balancing for full utilization of all bandwidth; Improved network availability Technology: Performance routing (PfR) overlay design

Application Optimization

Application visibility; Application acceleration; Bandwidth reduction and WAN offload Technologies: Application Visibility and Control (AVC), WAAS, Akamai Connect

Highly Secure Connectivity

Technologies: Cisco IOS Firewall/IPS, Cloud Web Security (CWS) Get more from your WAN investment with Cisco Intelligent WAN. Complete your IWAN solution with software capabilities available through Cisco ONE for WAN.

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