Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) functions as a protocol for regulating traffic flow among networks at various locations. SD-WAN, or Software-Defined WAN, acts as a branch network organizer and simplifier that increases hybrid WAN and internet application functionality. Here, learn why SD-WAN offers unique advantages.

3 Reasons to Select SD-WAN Over MPLS

1. Optimal Protection

SD-WAN ensures connection security and provides end-to-end encryption. It provides these perks whether you’re using WAN or the internet because every connection features dynamic meshed VPN functions, including anti-virus, anti-malware, and firewall protection.

MPLS essentially functions as a public connection that does not offer link security among your office’s branches and data headquarters.

2. Less Expensive

SD-WANBy providing secure access on a local level, whether using the cloud or a network, SD-WAN is potentially the more cost-effective solution. MPLS can be expensive due to features such as real-time voice and video services. Its counterpart helps reduce costs by providing multiple-point connections using private data traffic exchanges.

SD options also save money by increasing bandwidth. They give your business the chance to use numerous high-bandwidth internet connections without the high cost by merging them.

3. Better Performance

While MPLS provides dependable bandwidth, it cannot accommodate the often-high internet traffic requirements most businesses require because the bandwidth level remains stationary. SD-WAN offers the adaptability companies need to grow and thrive.

In addition to optimizing multiple connections for faster internet services, it recognizes applications, creates multiple parallel connections when they are necessary, and can even balance them on a granular loading level. 

If SD-WAN is right for your business needs, contact Converged Network Services Group (CNSG), the Premier Master Distributor for the design and delivery of complete technology solutions. CNSG is committed to the core philosophy of earning business by building and maintaining true partnerships with every customer, partner, and supplier. This unwavering commitment to the success of our partnerships has enabled CNSG to be recognized as the fastest-growing Master Distributor in the industry. For more information about CNSG, please visit or connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.