Software-Defined Branch

Delivering the Wireless Software-Defined Branch

Operations at the branch continue to evolve to support Digital Transformation initiatives. Employees, no matter where they are located, need reliable, low latency access to their data and applications. IoT devices must be securely connected to centralized locations. Lean IT organizations need to support these new initiatives within the constraints of limited budgets via centralized management – without trained IT staff at remote locations.

The wireless Software-Defined Branch (Wireless SD-Branch) enables organizations to converge all network elements onto a single, easy-to-management platform. This converged platform includes wired and wireless connectivity, security/policy enforcement, and intelligent WAN services via SD-WAN functionality — reducing CAPEX, simplifying operations, and optimizing WAN bandwidth utilization.

This white paper by analyst Lee Doyle covers:

  • What the Wireless SD-Branch entails and requires
  • The benefits of intelligent network software for branch network deployment and operations
  • Cradlepoint's Wireless SD-Branch solution
  • Recommendations for IT leaders