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SD-WAN - Digital boost for companies with a future

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SD-WAN for your business

An SD-WAN is the ideal IT solution to effectively design large enterprise networks, including cloud applications. It makes your network faster, more reliable and safer through its centralized, software-driven architecture. Besides, it requires less maintenance and is cheaper.

 

Reliable hardware for SD-WAN

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We are completely independent in the selection of hardware. Nevertheless, from our collective experience, we can highly recommend the following router & equipment manufacturers:

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Peplink produces solid hardware for almost all applications. Very good usability and a top price-performance ratio characterize this manufacturer. The safety standards are also at the highest level.

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Viprinet stands for quality made in Germany. The manufacturer convinces with the highest security standards and high-quality hardware. The German manufacturer support is an additional plus.

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Voleatech GmbH from Reutlingen is one of the leading “Made in Germany” providers of modern network technology and specializes in network engineering for demanding industrial environments and critical infrastructures. The VT AIR Next Gen Firewall products are therefore high-performance routers for demanding industrial environments.

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We will gladly create an optimal setup for your company and your application. Give us a call or leave a message via the contact form. We are looking forward to your inquiry.

What exactly does SD-WAN mean?

Briefly defined

SD-WAN stands for “Software-defined Wide Area Network”. The architecture of an SD-WAN is created virtually and is decoupled from the underlying hardware.

Different data transmission paths can be combined or, if necessary, changed (eg. mobile radio, xDSL, MPLS, fiber optics or others).

Security specifications, policies and other data traffic requirements can be centrally controlled via the software. This has significant advantages and enables powerful Internet connections in almost every region.

SD-WAN: How It Works Diagram

What SD-WAN Brings to Your Business

Boost your Internet connections

With an SD-WAN, you combine several paths of data transfer. Therefore, the entire bandwidth is never lost in the event of disruptions. The result is a stable internet connection. Even if a provider has a failure, it continues seamlessly over other lines. Small bandwidths can be combined into one powerful connection.

Boost your digital applications – intelligent resource planning

The software defines which resources are made available with which priority for groups of applications. Important things must come first. Security measures are also adapted according to the trust level of the applications. This makes your applications work faster and better.

Boost your budget – less IT maintenance

The cost of a time-consuming on-site implementation for each site is eliminated, because settings and security policies are centrally controlled. Specifications and policies are applied consistently at every location without time-consuming use of technicians.

Boost motivation & productivity

Your employees will no longer want to do without the SD-WAN. Productivity increases due to the improved user experience. This eases work and thus motivates users.

Start a SD-WAN Boost in Your Business

How an SD-WAN Works in 4 Steps

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Each session is divided into digital packages. Each packet receives 256bit AES encryption.
2
Packets are sent over any WAN link through the SpeedFusion tunnel.
3
VPN traffic can switch in less than a second. Session-persistent applications continue to run.
4
Packages are decrypted and reassembled into the original session.

Our SD-WAN offer

 

  • Planning of WAN or Internet access incl. Grouping
  • Planning, execution and management of site networks
  • Set up and operate a hosted site in your data center
  • Support tailored to your needs
  • Expert hardware and software consultation
  • Rental and sale of SD-WAN hardware and software
  • Coordinated data plans with available providers
  • Advanced IT services such as Wi-Fi and other network infrastructure

100% solutions with ASCEND: We always look at the entire task with you and find the optimal solution for your connectivity! Manufacturers of network technology usually only offer you devices. But this is only a partial solution. We go the necessary extra mile to solve your entire task or problem. This includes the consultation, the implementation, and further support – on request also 24/7.

Johannes Fickeis, Managing Director of ASCEND GmbH

Our SD-WAN offering

 

  • Planning of WAN or Internet access incl. Grouping
  • Planning, execution and management of site networks
  • Set up and operate a hosted site in your data center
  • Support tailored to your needs
  • Expert hardware and software consultion
  • Rental and sale of SD-WAN hardware and software
  • Coordinated data plans with available providers
  • Advanced IT services such as Wi-Fi and other network infrastructure

100% solutions with ASCEND: We always look at the entire task with you and find the optimal solution for your connectivity! Manufacturers of network technology usually only offer you devices. But this is only a partial solution. We go the necessary extra mile to solve your entire task or problem. This includes the consultation, the implementation, and further support – on request also 24/7.

ASCEND takes care of our Internet connection and our IT. The service is great and above all adapted exactly to our needs. In order to find the right solution for our situation on site, sufficient time was taken. First, we were well advised. Then followed a tailor-made offer! We are happy to work with ASCEND and gladly recommend them.

Dr. Norbert Wilke

Radiologisches Zentrum Höchstadt

In the long run, a mobile phone hotspot is not the solution, so I was very happy to have had the mobile WLAN case of the company ASCEND in use during our construction period.

Hr. Barthels

Leonardo Hotels

Thanks to ASCEND, we were able to further develop the IT infrastructure in such a way that it now works reliably and securely. Mr. Fickeis and his team also support us in meeting the extremely high data protection requirements of our customers, which we have as a call center. Even in emergencies, the response times are very short. Top, thank you very much for the many years of good cooperation.

Karl Mökesch

BM-InfoTrend GmbH

Previous SD-WAN Projects

Customer-oriented cut together components – ASCEND offers SD-WAN as a Service

SD-WAN as a service

Intelligent, software-driven SD-WAN enables organizations to optimize wide-area networks and ensure trouble-free connections. Extending existing infrastructure with SD-WAN capabilities has been proven to reduce costs and improve availability as well as performance.

ASCEND supports H2FLY on the way to emission-free flying

Electric, emission-free flying is an important step on the road to sustainable mobility. Choosing the right platform and a strong partner enables the successful implementation of innovative passenger aviation projects. Therefore, H2Fly relies on the network experts from ASCEND.

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MDR: successful jump to greater safety and reliability

Thanks to ASCEND’s solutions, the MDR is able to bundle all available bandwidths and ensure reliable data transmission.

SD-WAN FAQs

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Is SD-WAN secure?

Yes, an SD-WAN enables better security and even reduces costs. In the future, better cybersecurity will probably even be the main argument for implementing an SD-WAN. Of course, the excellent connectivity also remains an important advantage for the technology. The prerequisite is that the right solutions are used. Let us advise you.

Is SD-WAN a software?

No, a software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) is a virtual WAN architecture. Companies can use it to combine different paths of data transmission and provide users with secure access to applications.

Does SD-WAN use VPN?

A VPN extension can be implemented via an SD-WAN. However, the possibilities are more extensive and powerful with SD-WAN. For example, global MPLS networks or VPLS networks can also be implimented.

Will SD-WAN replace or supersede MPLS?

No, MPLS continues to be a proven standard for site networking and there are no plans to shut it down. Rather, SD-WAN complements the possibilities and is therefore to be seen as an extension of an MPLS.

Can SD-WAN replace a firewall?

SD-WAN provides comprehensive software-based security tools. Depending on your security requirements, hardware components such as a firewall may actually become superfluous. Let us advise you.

Which is better - SD-WAN or MPLS?

We always analyze your needs individually and make sure to find the best solution for you. Generally speaking, however, we often recommend an SDWAN as a solution. It simply offers more comprehensive possibilities and is more flexible. In addition, the cost of data traffic is usually lower.

Why should an SD-WAN be implemented in your company?

In short, an SD-WAN gives you a smooth flow of data at a lower cost. This is regardless of whether you want to implement cloud solutions, Internet of Things, Big Data or 3D printing.

Is an SD-WAN also worthwhile for small businesses?

If you want to keep up with digital transformation – definitely! We are happy to support you in this project to put you at the forefront digitally and use SD-WAN profitably in your company.

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