SD-WAN is one of the most widely applied SDN concepts implemented to address obstacles in conventional enterprise WAN infrastructures such as packet congestion or loss. By replacing MPLS (Multi-Protocol Label Switching) with software-defined network components, SD-WAN help enterprises simplify WAN setup for branch offices, SME setting, head office and data centers by virtualization. In short, the WAN management is shifted to the software-defined cloud. An intelligently capable SD-WAN shall support multiple connection types and network services including VPN, firewalls, WAN optimization and application delivery.


SD-Security is a software-defined architecture where security-oriented VNFs and policies are implemented on gateway devices. Protection and policy compliance are built by software approaches, while the reliance on proprietary hardware is minimized. SD-Security enables a more adaptive, agile and scalable security infrastructure by using programmable open source software policies and open-standard vCPE appliances, simplifying the deployment processes in branch offices and remote sites. For optimal SDN implementations, SD-Security should be accompanied with SD-WAN and an intelligent deployment of software-defined security architecture shall consist of mechanisms like zero-touch provisioning and automatic service chaining.

Recommended Lanner Network Appliances for SD-Security and SD-WAN


Fanless Desktop x86 Network Appliance with 4 RJ45 GbE and 2 SFP GbE Ports

CPU Intel® Atom processor C2358, C2518 (Codenamed “Rangeley”)
Chipset SoC

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NEBS-compliant Desktop vCPE Appliance for SD-WAN and SD-Security

CPU Intel® Xeon® D-1500 Series 4~8 Cores (Broadwell-DE NS)
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1U High Performance x86 Network Appliance for Enterprise Firewall, UTM and IPS.

CPU Dual Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v3/v4 series CPU (Haswell/Broadwell-EP)
Chipset Intel C612 series Chipset

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