CenturyLink Unveils SD-WAN Solutions for Customers in Latin America


Enterprises throughout Latin America now have access to CenturyLink’s SD-WAN solution. CenturyLink’s SD-WAN
provides customers with the ability to create safe private networks over a mix of public and private infrastructure, with site-to-site encryption, regardless of access or transport technology used.

The solution also provides centralized management and control to
enterprises to steer traffic on an application-by-application basis, or by access type, enabling the connection of disparate sites across a variety of backbone connections.

With the expansion of the solution to Latin America customers have the flexibility to leverage diverse network resources and the ability to support multiple access types, including DSL, cable, Internet, and MPLS.

“While the managed SD-WAN market is still at a nascent stage in Latin America, it is developing faster than expected,” said Gina Sanchez, senior consultant, Latin America, Frost & Sullivan. “Software-Defined Wide Area Network is attracting the attention of
enterprises eager to leverage the business benefits offered by the technology; for example, faster deployment of branch sites, cost savings from using private and public networks, optimized cloud connectivity, and application-aware routing,” said Sanchez.

Frost & Sullivan forecasts demand for managed SD-WAN will have an accelerated growth in the Latin America region over the next five years.

“We provide safe, scalable and cost-effective public and private network connections through a broad range of connectivity types, which allows companies to be nimbler, and to decrease risks,” said Pablo Yañez, vice president of connectivity, media and IP for
CenturyLink in Latin America. “CenturyLink’s SD-WAN solution is the ideal solution for companies seeking to drive network performance, simplify network operations and promote business growth with higher visibility and control.”