New & Notable
Branch office network design News
June 19, 2018
Aruba has introduced a software-defined branch offering. The product works with Aruba ClearPass and Central for management and includes an SD-WAN within a gateway appliance.
February 15, 2018
SD-branch uses SD-WAN technology to simplify the branch network. It integrates multiple network functions now housed in separate components into software that runs in a single box.
November 21, 2016
SD-WAN providers are building products that are replacing routers in the branch office. Gartner says half of WAN edge infrastructure refreshes will be based on SD-WAN by 2020.
October 11, 2013
NetSocket has pivoted its end-to-end network virtualization product toward replacing the branch router with software.
Branch office network design Get Started
Bring yourself up to speed with our introductory content
Software networking virtualization has reached branch networks. Learn the whys and hows of creating the software-defined branch using the latest software networking technologies. Continue Reading
Provisioning and deploying a WAN and VPN is an everyday function for engineers. But can you do that for an office 4,000 miles away without leaving your office? Continue Reading
As you introduce your enterprise WAN to virtualization, a virtual branch office in a box (vBOB) may take shape in remote offices. Learn in this tip how BOBs are being reinvented. Continue Reading
Evaluate Branch office network design Vendors & Products
Weigh the pros and cons of technologies, products and projects you are considering.
The key benefits of SD-WAN architectures include better network redundancy, efficient MPLS connections and added flexibility to deploy new services remotely. Continue Reading
Enterprises are beginning to deploy SD-branch and are seeing positive results, pointing to the possibility that the software-defined branch will become the norm for branch networking. Continue Reading
Setting up the branch office network can feel overwhelming, but you need only to ask the right questions to be able to evaluate the available technology and provider services. Continue Reading
Manage Branch office network design
Learn to apply best practices and optimize your operations.
In this Ask the Expert response, VPN expert Rainer Enders discusses the lack of safety associated with PPTP and offers these safer VPN solutions. Continue Reading
Here are some tips for how to deploy Wi-Fi services to users in your wireless branch office network. Continue Reading
Learn how to secure and optimize the micro-branch network -- when only a few teleworkers or remote employees connect to the wide area network (WAN) via the Internet. Continue Reading
Problem Solve Branch office network design Issues
We’ve gathered up expert advice and tips from professionals like you so that the answers you need are always available.
One way to simplify remote management is to consolidate the number of individual point products at the branch into “all-in-one” or “branch-in-a-box” products. Their prime advantage is consolidation of remote management functions. Find out which ... Continue Reading
One of the top challenges for many companies is transferring large files between network locations, so they are looking for ways to simply speed up the transfer of files from one point to another. FTP or file acceleration alternatives not only solve... Continue Reading
Connecting multiple branch or remote offices to the main office can be done easily over DSL with a typical IPsec VPN solution; explore the options, including using a Cisco router. Continue Reading