In our ever more connected world, companies are increasingly faced with the challenges of planning, building and maintaining their networks properly. At the same time, digitalization offers great potential in terms of site networking, allowing businesses to stand out from the crowd. But how can companies reconcile the benefits of digitalization with the enormous manual administrative workload, rising costs and the vast amount of available technology?
The solution is SD-X – short for Software-Defined Everything. It basically means that there is one software-driven central control point that is no longer just responsible for individual site networking, but also configures and manages the internal infrastructure remotely. Previously, for example, companies used to use SD-WAN for connecting branches and the company headquarters and SD-branch to manage the internal infrastructure within each branch and within the headquarters. Now, instead of having multiple platforms, each with its own WAN, LAN, Wi-Fi and security requirements, there is a single orchestration point that ensures consistent and scalable delivery and support of IT processes, policies and security across all parts of the physical IT infrastructure.
With SD-X, businesses – whether they are small or medium businesses (SMBs) or large enterprises – will have SD-WAN, SD-branch, SD-LAN, SD-WLAN and cloud security all in one package, and with outstanding reliability. This approach fundamentally changes the way IT infrastructures are managed and how IT teams work. SD-X not only gives you access to premium technology without the cost of ownership or the need for technical IT skills (site networking, wireless, security); it also provides security, connectivity and cloud-based services – making it a trailblazer in the cloudification and digitalization of companies.
The SD-X system simplifies things by offering everything from a single vendor. As a result, SD-X reduces IT costs, provides the highest levels of security and data protection, and ensures seamless connectivity.
With easy single-vendor deployment, little to no on-site intervention is required and you benefit from faster integration of new cloud-based services in a modular way.
- Save time and money while increasing control and visibility
- Easy scalability with templates and API
- Lower and predictable cost of ownership
- Operational efficiency
Business policies, settings and rules only need to be defined once to be implemented across the entire LAN, WAN, Wi-Fi, and security infrastructure.
- Improved Internet connectivity
- More stable, faster and secure local network
- Wi-Fi, VPN and remote access
Fully managed service with AI (Artificial Intelligence) and ML (Machine Learning) technical support to proactively highlight issues and suggest solutions and to make better business decisions, improve processes and monitor marketing activities.
- Faster problem resolution
- Fast response time to potential risks
- Real-time transparent network statistics
Professionally managed operation by Telekom guarantees maximum availability and ongoing maintenance of your customer network – updates, security patches, etc.
- Blocks and cleans connectivity from unwanted traffic and malware
- Combination of on-site and cloud-based security features
- Consistent security policies across the network infrastructure
The key to autonomous networks: Software-defined everything helps to connect branches and hardware together with SD-WAN as well as facilitate the connectivity and management of all internal infrastructure such as LAN or Wi-Fi in all branches and/or the headquarters with SD-branch. With increased agility and flexibility, businesses can accelerate their site networking and even open up new sites and business applications while implementing consistent security policies across the network infrastructure.
Companies no longer need to worry about security, site networking and connectivity. With our all-in-one solution SD-X, businesses benefit from a reliable service along with the latest networking solutions, SD-WAN, switches, SD-WLAN, Cloud Managed Security and much more.
Our connectivity – based on the best network and SD-WAN/security appliance delivering it – combines SD-WAN, firewalls, encryption, intrusion protection (IPS), site networking and web security. SD-WAN is a new generation of VPN that can combine different types of connectivity into one virtual link. A single centralized software application controls everything, creating a virtual network. Our platform enables an additional LTE/5G link as a backup or secondary connectivity, which is combined with fixed line for unbeatable performance and reliability.
From computers and laptops to servers, phones, printers and Wi-Fi access points – whether you’re an SMB or a large enterprise, both the hardware and software must be connected perfectly for the best site networking. Switches are the lifeline when it comes to ensuring the connectivity of all local devices. Our high-performance managed switches operate at high speed with built-in security, QoS (Quality of Service) and power-over-Ethernet features, as well as remote troubleshooting for simultaneously configuring thousands of ports, regardless of their location.
Cable clutter has never been high on the list of priorities, but especially in today's connected world, no one wants to deal with cables anymore – and they certainly don’t want to be tripping over them. In site networking, too, the wireless-first strategy aims to keep cables to an absolute minimum, providing employees with all the freedom they need to get their jobs done. But we don’t just guarantee fewer cables. We also go one step further with SD-WLAN – a self-healing WLAN. SD-X acquires data from all sources within the infrastructure and can use that data to make smart decisions and proactively respond to problems.
Whether office, mobile working, home office or workation: remote or mobile working has become commonplace in most companies – whether SMBs or large enterprises – and is increasingly expected by employees. Connect remote staff with SD-X for proper site networking. SD-X allows remote workers to get connected – and stay connected – from wherever they are, with the highest possible security. Setup is simple, and with a VPN connection, employees can have a corporate Wi-Fi, IP phone and intranet connection at home or any other corporate location.
The more networked the world becomes, and businesses with it, the higher the demands on secure connectivity. SD-X accelerates the adoption of other technologies through API-driven integration. For maximum security, we can extend our on-site security with cloud-based security features, from basic URL filtering to full SASE proposition, which is the simplest and speediest way to protect all the users at a company in a matter of minutes.
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