The Visibility Assurance Solution for Cisco Intelligent WAN

With its support of advanced Cisco technologies like Performance Routing and Application Visibility and Control, network performance management vendor LiveAction provides critical visibility and service assurance capabilities to Intelligent WAN (IWAN), Cisco’s software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) solution.

In general, SD-WAN solutions like IWAN introduce new and powerful technologies that help enterprises reduce costs and improve network performance and reliability. However, to fully take advantage of these technologies in IWAN, enterprises need a visibility and assurance platform that fully exposes IWAN’s underlying technologies to the network management team. LiveAction provides that management and visibility layer. It empowers users to provision, monitor, and troubleshoot IWAN and adopt an application-centric, policy-based approach to wide-area networking.

New business and technology trends are changing the way enterprises think about wide-area networking. Until recently, the typical WAN relied upon expensive MPLS links for critical business applications. Internet traffic was backhauled through a data center or regional hub for security scrubbing. Now mobility and the cloud are requiring direct Internet access and budget constraints are prompting enterprises to look for cheaper alternatives to MPLS, such as broadband Internet and LTE.