MegaPath aims right-sized SD-WAN solution at SMBs, enterprise customers

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MegaPath said its SD-WAN Pro package can eliminate the complexity and cost of supporting a private network.

MegaPath is expanding the reach of its SD-WAN portfolio with packages for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and large enterprise customers, a move that can accommodate any businesses’ unique budget and size.

Aimed at serving branch offices of businesses, MegaPath said its SD-WAN Pro package can eliminate the complexity and cost of supporting a private network.

SD-WAN Enterprise offers multi-location customer’s always-on WAN connectivity in order to support mission-critical, cloud-based services such as voice and video.

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While these two offerings are aimed at serving two different types of businesses, they include three main elements: IPsec VPN, application performance monitoring, load balancing and failover. MegaPath is also offering an Optional Managed Wi-Fi product that it says provides a complete, end-to-end managed wireless LAN.

A key attribute of the IPsec and application performance monitoring capabilities is visibility.

By connecting businesses sites and telecommuter workers on one network, users gain safe and secure access to enterprise data and applications among branch locations and from remote laptops, tablets and other devices. Application performance monitoring continually monitors and assesses performance of critical voice, video and data applications with the ability to alert IT staff.

No less important is balancing network traffic. MegaPath’s load balancing and failover automatically balances network traffic between multiple WAN links. SD-WAN Pro supports two WAN links, while SD-WAN Enterprise supports up to 6 WAN links.

Dan Foster, president of business markets for MegaPath, said in a release that the new service gives smaller businesses an opportunity take advantage of SD-WAN at a lower cost point than a large provider would offer.

“MegaPath uniquely takes a best-of-breed, multi-vendor approach to SD-WAN, giving smaller businesses a low-cost entry point to this popular, private networking technology, while giving distributed organizations access to the industry’s most comprehensive SD-WAN feature set,” Foster said.

MegaPath’s SD-WAN service is competitively priced with packages starting at $57 a month.

Being able to provide a lower cost of entry and a host of connectivity options could help MegaPath differentiate itself in the crowded SD-WAN solution space.

Taking a multivendor SD-WAN approach, MegaPath said what sets its solution apart from the crowd is its ability to deliver carrier-agnostic, redundant, Layer 3 WAN connections nationwide. MegaPath also complements its SD-WAN capabilities with its portfolio of VoIP and unified communications (MegaPath One).