Tech Talks: SD-WAN, Fiber Internet, 5G, and More From Verizon

Verizon logoIn order to serve as a trusted advisor to our clients, we need to stay up to speed with the latest IT trends and solutions. To achieve that, our team of IT experts attends weekly training sessions conducted by various IT solution providers. Based on our extensive experience and sales volume with the suppliers, we receive exclusive, direct and usually in person training from these vendors. Our Tech Talks blog series offers a snapshot of these educational sessions.

In recent years, new technologies have transformed the way companies of all sizes operate. Embracing developments such as the rise of mobilityfiber Internet, and software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) is crucial for any organization looking to maintain a competitive edge. Our team of tech experts recently met with representatives from Verizon, one of our partners, to discuss the solutions they offer for enterprises seeking to leverage advanced technology to succeed in the digital age. Here’s a snapshot of what our team learned.

Provider Overview
You’re probably already familiar with Verizon, a telecommunications company based in New York City that offers wireless products and services. The company is an industry leader in the realm of 4G wireless technology and is preparing to launch its first commercial 5G services this year in Sacramento. We can’t wait for Verizon and other providers to bring 5G to Chicago.

Additionally, Verizon Enterprise Solutions provides businesses with products that allow them to control costs, increase efficiency, and overall achieve success in an increasingly digital world. These offerings fall into the categories of mobility, Internet of Things (IoT), networks and Internet, IT solutions and cloud, business communications, and security. With one of the world’s most secure and stable global networks, Verizon Enterprise gives clients the opportunity to reach new levels of connectivity.   

Featured Offerings
These are just a few of the cutting edge products and solutions from Verizon that companies can leverage to boost efficiency and gain connectivity, among other business benefits. 

Managed SD-WAN
For companies that increasingly rely on cloud applications, traditional Wide Area Network (WAN) offerings often aren’t enough. SD-WAN has gained popularity as an option for businesses seeking high-performing, secure multi-site networking solutions. Managed SD-WAN from Verizon merges public and private networks to form a single virtualized, secure software-defined networking solution that’s responsive to changing demands and reliably connects apps to users. Verizon provides the tools, monitoring services, and support needed to maintain peak network performance for your company – and you don’t even need Internet from Verizon to utilize their SD-WAN services.

Software Defined Secure Branch
This solution helps companies simplify their approach to branch connectivity by combining branch networking and security functions in one software-defined security platform. This product offers the following business benefits:

  • Encryption and protection for segmented WAN architecture
  • Centralized WAN management with API integration
  • Advanced firewall and threat prevention services for WAN security
  • Rules-based, intelligent, and programmable WAN routing
  • And more

Verizon Fios Fiber-Optic Internet
Business Internet from Verizon Fios allows clients to leverage the power of a 100% fiber-optic network with speeds up to 500/500 Mbps. Additional advantages of this offering include 99.9% network reliability, HD video, and clear digital voice.

Wireless Business Plans and Phones
For organizations seeking mobility solutions, Verizon offers wireless plans for businesses with coverage of more than 98% of the U.S. population. The company also provides a range of smartphones to accommodate a mobile workforce.

If you’d like to learn more about these offerings, don’t hesitate to contact our team of expert techs today. We leverage our extensive partner network and experience working with a wide range of products to identify solutions that meet our clients’ unique needs. If you reach out to vendors directly, you’ll just learn about the advantages their solutions have to offer. However, because we work with a variety of providers, we can provide you with a complete picture of the pros and cons of each product. Contact us today by emailing sales@stratospherenetworks.com or calling 877-599-3999.

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