Harmonize SD-WAN and 5G for optimization of traffic flows

SD-WAN has helped many businesses improve network performance, simplify management, and reduce costs in fixed site and hybrid work environments. But even the best technologies must evolve. Next up? SD-WAN must move beyond wired-centric features to accommodate the proliferation of technologies in vehicles, stores, offices, and IoT — all interconnected by 5G. With Cradlepoint NetCloud Exchange (NCX) SD-WAN, enterprises can deploy an SD-WAN solution that amplifies the 5G experience and simplifies the transition from wired to Wireless WAN.


Deploy and manage SD-WAN without the headaches

Set up, manage, and troubleshoot your SD-WAN solution quickly and efficiently. Create application-based policies that can be applied across thousands of devices in just a few clicks.


Use an SD-WAN solution built for 5G

Use NCX SD-WAN to optimize traffic across dual modems, hybrid WANs, and soon network slices. Take advantage of an SD-WAN solution that preserves bandwidth, integrates Cellular Intelligence, and considers cellular-centric attributes when steering traffic.


Visualize the performance of your applications

Easily view the performance of the applications your users rely on and gain a historical reference of how performance changes over time. Then drill down to see how performance varies between individual SaaS data centers.

Diverse, enterprise-grade SD-WAN features

Designed for a lean IT staff with little time for complex set-up and troubleshooting, NCX SD-WAN enables you to:

  • Simplify management of multiple WAN connections (wired, cellular, and Wi-Fi as WAN)
  • Recognize and categorize about 3,500 applications
  • Steer applications to a specific cellular provider or WAN connection while factoring in signal strength, latency, jitter, and data usage
  • Easily create and apply a single application-based policy network-wide
  • Gain very granular visibility into corporate traffic and application performance

SD-WAN technology meets 5G​

  • Support for application-based traffic steering across multiple LTE Packet Data Networks (PDNs) and multiple 5G Standalone network slices (once Standalone 5G networks are available)
  • Consideration of cellular attributes such as available bandwidth and data usage when steering traffic
  • Preservation of bandwidth by using inline traffic to measure WAN performance
  • Integration of Cellular Intelligence to provide better insights and visibility of the 5G network

Built on zero-trust architecture

Built on zero trust principles, NetCloud Exchange changes the network paradigm from “connect first, then secure” to “secure first, then connect.” By limiting the attack surface, helping to prevent lateral movements and ensuring no implicit trust, this zero trust architecture is the perfect foundation to your next-generation SD-WAN solution.


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Cloud management for scalability

NetCloud Manager provides full lifecycle management for Wireless WANs, including zero-touch deployment, creation of secure networks, and at-a-glance analytics and troubleshooting — enabling you to scale your network, not your staff.

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