AireSpring Global Managed SD-WAN Benefits for Financial Services
Financial services companies can’t afford slow and unreliable network connectivity that creates a negative impact and impression. Financial institutions like banks, credit unions, stock brokerages, and insurance companies must meet the needs of their customers.
Time is critical for financial transactions, and in today’s competitive market, financial institutions need secure, reliable and fast connectivity for clients, branch office employees and mobile workers. WANs are a highly important business requirement for sending and receiving customer information, fulfilling customer orders and policies, and for employees to collaborate. The applications they use rely upon the WAN, and the financial institutions rely upon the applications.
Employees and customers accessing applications from corporate data centers, cloud, and SaaS services need applications to be fast, reliable and secure. IT needs the WAN to be agile, for easy deployment and management, and to have visibility to respond to dynamic network changes.
Today’s WANs need to be flexible, as they support discrete network architectures, including data and wireless traffic. Network connections must support a financial institution’s business objectives and mobile strategies, while ensuring client data is kept secure and confidential. The WAN also needs to perform optimally to maintain a user quality of experience.
For decades MPLS circuits have been used to support these applications and services. Yet, many financial institutions are now replacing or augmenting MPLS to lower costs, simplify deployments for new offices, and increase bandwidth, while ensuring security, reliability and performance.
The cost, time and complexity of ripping out existing network infrastructure should not be necessary. An SD-WAN overlay can be cost-effective and deployed quickly, working in conjunction with legacy infrastructure.