Singtel Launches Managed SDN Solution For Enterprises

Singtel, Singapore’s telecom operator and partner to Airtel in India, on Monday launched its new network solution – Managed Software-Defined Branch (SD Branch) to support enterprises’ evolving networking needs across the globe. Highly scalable and cost-efficient through a “white box” or generic hardware, Singtel SD Branch empowers enterprises in managing multiple and virtualised network functions at their existing sites or when they expand into new branch offices.

With Singtel SD Branch, enterprises are assured of enhanced security and optimal performance of their networks and applications. They can better monitor network usage and issues real-time.
Enterprises can also add new functions, such as unified threat management, to the same hardware without incurring additional installation charges. These will in turn reduce their capital and operating expenditures.

“Many enterprises today deal with challenges of complex hybrid WAN architecture encompassing private and public Internet networks. Singtel SD Branch provides a way to spin up and take down services seamlessly, offers full service visibility and manageability up to the application layer. This simplifies their WAN infrastructure, enabling agile managed network solutions to keep pace with growing business needs in different geographical regions,” said Goh Boon Huat, Vice President, Global Products at Singtel Group Enterprise.

Singtel SD Branch is available globally and integrated seamlessly with Singtel’s underlay assets of submarine cables, IP VPN network of 428 Points of Presence, and its Global Internet service in more than 200 countries. Developed based on the network functions virtualisation (NFV) concept, Singtel SD Branch is the latest addition to Singtel’s comprehensive suite of next generation SD network solutions following the launch of its SD-WAN in 2015 and cloud-based NFV service last year.

Embedded with Singtel’s Security by Design, enterprises’ network services are protected against security breaches. Singtel’s SD network solutions will help enterprises meet their WAN requirements, and employ a consistent and comprehensive unified portal for end-to-end monitoring, analytics, and visibility into all of their networks and application services. Enterprises are also able to provision new services and scale their network bandwidths on demand.

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