Debunking SD-WAN Myths

Published on February 12th, 2019

The biggest myth for SD-WAN in 2019 is the same myth that’s been out there for years…

MYTH: If you use a hybrid network with SD-WAN, it’s not SD-WAN.

Many people incorrectly believe that it’s only SD-WAN if you use Internet links and do a “pure” point-to-point solution over those links. But that is false. SD-WAN doesn’t force you into using only Internet links. That’s not SD-WAN. SD-WAN can and should be used with a hybrid network.


There are a ton of attributes and flexible benefits of SD-WAN:

SD-WAN and it’s attributes should NOT preclude you from using any type of network access methodology.

In fact, SD-WAN solutions should be entirely network access agnostic.

That means, SD-WAN solutions should allow the customer to mix and match different transport methods or network connectivity types. You should be able to create a hybrid network environment that includes both public and private network connectivity. It shouldn’t matter what type of network connection you’re using–as long as you get the attributes and benefits of SD-WAN.

Masergy’s Access-Agnostic SD-WAN and Secure Hybrid Networking Solutions

Masergy empowers you to choose from a broad portfolio of managed connectivity options. We build every customer WAN for business agility with embedded zero-trust security no matter what access option you choose. You can bring your own access or let Masergy deploy and manage every aspect. Connect your headquarters with dedicated private access, branch offices with public internet access for SD-WAN, and add Masergy Managed xG fixed wireless access as a backup for any site. Masergy will mix and match access options to strike the optimal balance between price, performance, and resiliency.

In addition to being access agnostic, Masergy’s Managed SD-WAN is also vendor agnostic. Unlike other SD-WAN offerings on the market today, Masergy’s SD-WAN doesn’t lock your company into a single vendor or technology. All Masergy solutions are built on our innovative global Software Defined Platform which reduces a customer’s risk of relying on proprietary SD-WAN technology.

Masergy solutions allow the following network access types:

Learn more about network access options from Masergy.

When you need the most agile solutions, turn to Masergy.

Jody Gilliam

With 17+ years of experience developing marketing strategies for technology companies, Jody crafts communications to support Masergy’s marketing initiatives. Her background in journalism serves her well, as she works closely with industry analysts and Masergy’s top leaders to publish engaging content. She earned her bachelor’s degree in English and communications from Southwestern University and her master’s degree in digital marketing from the University of Denver.

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