Government Agency Use Case for SD-WAN

Using a secure SD-WAN for reliable, low-cost networking.

The challenge was government agencies that needed to lower network costs of remote offices without compromising security. They also wanted to improve the performance and reliability of new Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications and strengthen the protection of wireless networks and web applications.

The solution was an implementation of a secure Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) built into SonicWall’s next-generation firewalls and the advanced security features in those firewalls and other integrated SonicWall solutions.

This use case document offers the myriad benefits of the solution: financial, operational, and security, plus details of the challenge and how various government agencies and other distributed enterprises have responded to security and operational challenges.

The document also offers details about the solution. For example, the agency already had SonicWall’s next-generation firewalls (NGFWs) at many of its locations. The evaluation team realized that the best option would be to implement the SD-WAN features built into those firewalls and deploy SonicWall firewalls with those features at the few sites that didn’t already have one. An analysis showed the team that this strategy would address all their criteria for success.