Outsourcing network services to a NaaS provider can have a major impact on a business. Here are 7 of the top reasons to move to Network as a Service from traditional networking.
1. Better Security
A network built on integration and the ability to monitor, analyze, and protect data and traffic paired with automated, frequent updates to firmware and security signatures means your business is protected with the latest and greatest available defense.
2. Deep Visibility
Connecting all the dots on a network helps to quickly isolate performance issues, and security concerns and to build out rules that optimize performance, while making sure important business functionality is not impacted for all by a handful of users consuming bandwidth.
Refined orchestration of network deployments, configuration changes, version management, and a controlled lifecycle builds a more robust network that prevents unwelcome surprises.
4. Ease of Access
Whether connecting from a remote site, implementing SD-WAN, or simply enabling secure access to your network from home, centralized management of all aspects of a network means that adding, optimizing, or removing connectivity can be done quickly and without impact to others.
Gone are the days of procuring costly point-to-point or carrier-managed WAN connections for every site. With NaaS leveraging SD-WAN technology, connecting sites together is highly secure, very reliable, and costs less by using commodity DIA internet services. Oftentimes, businesses shifting from traditional WAN connectivity can add a second DIA circuit for resiliency and still have net cost savings.
6. Better Performance
NaaS allows optimization of all connectivity and traffic on your network, regardless of how users connect. Connecting to a public cloud? NaaS can optimize it. Application performance across multiple sites? NaaS can optimize it. Allowing guests to connect and access the internet while not slowing down your users? NaaS can do that, too.
Using software and the cloud to manage your network allows for faster adoption of change, more capability, and greater capacity. Adding a new branch location is as simple as requesting the required equipment and scheduling an install date.
Interested in learning more about NaaS? Check out this article from Cisco for a great breakdown on the topic.