The SD-WAN market has traditionally offered a binary choice when it comes to the deployment and management of network services. Either you take a do-it-yourself approach, tackling installation, maintenance, and daily management using your own IT staff or you opt for the fully managed service, paying the provider to handle everything for you. The problem is, these two options force you to make difficult decisions around cost and control.
Many companies want to offload SD-WAN responsibilities, but they are bound by compliance rules that require them to retain direct control over the network. In this case, a third option is needed, where IT leaders can relieve their team of the time-consuming administrative tasks, while still having the ability to make changes to SD-WAN policies and configurations when necessary.
Masergy's co-managed solutions allow IT organizations to share the work of managing their business, network, and firewall policies. Beyond standard configurations, you can customize rules to meet your specific network and application requirements. You get the keys to our management portal, where the SD-WAN Orchestrator’s self-service controls allow you to drive changes to network and security policies, all with end-to-end visibility into performance.
Opt for a co-managed service with these Masergy solutions:
"The nature of SD-WAN solutions makes it easier for the provider to share management with enterprise IT staff. They can open some or all tools to the customer while putting guardrails on access to prevent disasters."
— John Burke, Nemertes Research
Masergy's SD-WAN security features and services are embedded into every SD-WAN solution, meeting the key tenets of the SASE model. Three-tiered options include next-gen firewalls for superior perimeter protection and 24/7 SOC services that alleviate your team of the monitoring and threat response. Plus you can enforce consistent security policy across all SD-WAN devices and get security alert metrics within the SD-WAN management portal.
Choose the security service below that best matches your desired level of protection and support.
|Unified Threat Protection||Threat Monitoring & Response||Managed Security Services|
|Next-generation firewall (NGFW) with UTP|
|Enhanced anti-malware, IDS/IPS, app control, web filtering, and DLP|
|Built-in AIOps, Shadow IT Discovery, and per-user WAN analytics|
|Log reporting and alerting|
|SOC Services: 24/7 monitoring and incident response|
|Cloud Security: AWS®, Azure®, CASB, Office 365™, 3rd party integration*|
|Security analytics: Machine learning and behavior analytics|
|Advanced IDS and raw packet capture|
|Network visibility (flow data)|
|Endpoint detection and response|
|Threat intelligence and hunting|
|Vulnerability scanning and management|
You only need one management portal to configure key networking functions, security policies, and performance-related tasks with real-time speed and precision. Inside the portal Masergy’s SD-WAN Orchestrator gives you self-service control to:
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