Debunking SD-WAN Myths

Debunking SD-WAN Myths

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:

  • Active-active profiling
  • Application controls
  • Deep analytics
  • Zero touch provisioning

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:

  • Dedicated private access
  • Dedicated Internet access
  • Broadband Internet access
  • Managed xG fixed wireless access

Learn more about network access options from Masergy.

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

About Paul Ruelas

Director, Product Management, Masergy
Paul Ruelas is Director of Network Products at Masergy. He brings over 26 years of expertise in telecommunications, IP Networks, complex solution design, and product development. Paul has developed many Ethernet and optical products that enabled numerous global enterprises to transform their data communication infrastructures to improve business outcomes. Paul is an industry thought leader in communication transformation and on topics such as hybrid networking, SDN, NFV, and cloud connectivity.