Software Defined Wide Area Networks

CloudAccess Software Defined Wide Area Networks (SD-WAN) is a deployment model of CloudAccess that allows businesses with multiple Branch locations to use public Broadband connections in any combination – including Fiber, Cellular, Fixed Wireless, Cable and xDSL – to securely connect to each other into a private WAN.  

Each Branch can be brought into a WAN simply, using the CloudAccess SD-WAN Orchestrator to manage rules and connectivity between sites. WAN users at one branch can share resources with WAN users from other WAN branches on the same subnet.

Hundreds of sites, one controller

SD-WAN securely connects users to any application whether hosted at a data center, in the cloud or on local server/computers across public Broadband Internet Services.

Software Defined Wide Area Network Topology

Traditional router-centric WAN architectures are a thing of the past.  SD-WAN is designed to connect multiple Branch locations, home workers, remote users, and mobile offices anywhere around the world over Broadband Internet. With SD-WAN, users can now access remote applications located on public or private clouds while experiencing rich application performance and control of SaaS services such as UCaaS, Office 365 and OneDrive.

CloudAccess software-defined wide area networks

Software Defined Wide Area Network – How does it work?

CloudAccess SD-WAN Technology uses a centralized controller to drive traffic intelligently across the WAN. By driving traffic intelligently, the outcome is increased performance of applications in the WAN and brings a superior user experience to all Branches. Each Branch location can have multiple Internet connections for redundancy and/or bandwidth, plus added features such as Quality of Service for priority application assurance and encryption for secure transport.

The result – Increased business productivity, efficiency, and reduced IT costs.

Software Defined Wide Area Network – Remote Control with an Orchestrator

Orchestration and Automation is key to deploying and managing your SD-WAN customers. When businesses deploy new applications or when QoS or security policy changes are required, CloudAccess SD-WAN Technology provides a means to quickly, easily and remotely update branch office configurations. By being able to configure customer sites remotely, required changes to multiple sites can be completed in a few minutes instead of weeks or months.

Software Defined Wide Area Network – Alternative to MPLS

MPLS will always be in demand for businesses to meet specific connectivity requirements. MPLS is particularly useful to deliver legacy WANs, but the problem is that it’s very expensive for small businesses. SD-WAN does away with dedicated line routing and instead uses software to determine optimal routes for traffic over affordably broadband connections.


SD-WAN is a great alternative to MPLS for the fact that management and deployment can be configured remotely.

  • Change routing rules to single or multiple sites in minutes
  • Use inexpensive hardware at customer locations
  • Use available broadband connectivity at each Branch Location
  • Provide secure WAN access in remote locations
  • Quality of Service for Broadband
  • Bonded Internet Connectivity for increased bandwidth at branch locations
  • Backup Internet Connectivity using Cellular networks ie: 3G, 4G, LTE and 5G

Software Defined Wide Area Network – Alternative to VPN

SD-WAN makes a great alternative to managing site-to-site VPNs.  CloudAccess SD-WAN is secure just like a VPN but comes with many more benefits:

  • No extra VPN software for Desktops, Laptops, Tablets and Mobile devices
  • No VPN configuration per user
  • Quality of Service for Broadband
  • Bonded Internet Connections for Increase Bandwidth at user locations that require more connectivity

Why offer CloudAccess Software Defined Wide Area Networks?

Until now, the advantages of SD-WAN have largely only been attainable by Enterprise and Fortune-500 companies. CloudAccess was created to benefit all SMB markets by providing reliable connectivity at broadband prices.

CloudAccess is a White Label SD-WAN Technology which means that Providers can re-brand the service. CloudAccess resides in the providers’ Infrastructure, using their own IP blocks and can run on x86 hardware of varying CPU’s and costs. ISP’s can source their own hardware or purchase hardware from Ethica to help control costs. 

Benefits of CloudAccess

  • White Label – Use your own brand
  • Resides in the Providers’ infrastructure
  • Inexpensive Hardware
  • Zero touch deployment
  • Remote configurations and management
  • Bonded Internet Connectivity for bandwidth
  • Backup Internet Connectivity for High Availability
  • Site to site encryption
  • Quality of Service for Critical Applications


CloudAccess White Label SD-WAN Technology software is easy to test and deploy for ISPs looking to get into the growing SD-WAN market.

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