SD-WAN from WatchGuard - Just turn it on!

WatchGuard recognises the need to not only protect branch locations from threats, but to allow organisations to optimise WAN resources with SD-WAN functionality. Capabilities like multi-WAN and policy-based routing, RapidDeploy and traffic management by application have been available in Firebox appliances for years.

The SD-WAN implementations are zero-touch, made easy with RapidDeploy, WatchGuard’s centralised deployment solution. Businesses and Managed Service Providers (MSPs) can utilise this new SD-WAN functionality to seamlessly upgrade site-based security, improve network efficiency, reduce Internet service costs and unify critical network and security management processes within a single platform.  With RapidDeploy, organisations can select policies and configurations upfront, so that SD-WAN deployment at scale is as easy as powering on and connecting each Firebox to the Internet. Now, every active Firebox appliance running Fireware 12.3 can also utilise dynamic path selection to measure the performance of each WAN connection and select the best path for each traffic type based on those pre-configured policies.

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Along with SD-WAN capabilities, Fireware version 12.3 also includes:

    -   A new Professional Services Automation (PSA) integration with Tigerpaw that allows MSPs to better manage their business with actionable data and intelligence.
    -   New geo-location policy actions, which can enable less restrictive rules for policies such as DNS and Mail.
    -   Faster recovery of systems with auto-restore of back-ups from USB connected storage, giving organisations more comprehensive options to restore systems in the event of a failure.
    -   IPv6 Single Sign On updates, which allow companies to see user names rather than IP addresses in their WatchGuard Dimension reports.

How to configure SD-WAN
In fireware V12.3 or higher, you can configure SD-WAN on your firebox:

   -   Add an SD-WAN action
    -  Configure a policy to use the SD-WAN action

For detailed information about how SD-WAN works, click About SD-WAN