Telecommunications

PLDT SD-WAN simplifies remote work setup management linking workers, offices

Philippine telecommunications provider PLDT Inc. aims to assist businesses with future-proof and reliable solutions, by helping them manage their digital processes in the “new normal” with the support of SD-WAN or Software-Defined Wide-area Network technology.

PLDT SD-WAN makes it easy for businesses, including retailers, food chains, distributors, and start-ups, to better manage their business operations. The solution links up remote workers, offices, and branches with combined fiber and wireless connectivity. It is also fully managed and optimizes business applications.

“With PLDT SD-WAN, companies with multiple sites or branches can level up in managing their network connectivity easily with the service’s ‘intelligent business capabilities,” said Jovy Hernandez, SVP and head of Enterprise Business, PLDT. “This provides business owners a reliable solution to their digital requirements and an easier way of rolling out a wide area network for their branches. These cloud-scaling capabilities are now a necessity for enterprises to adapt to the virtual way of doing businesses brought about by the pandemic.”

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Automation

PLDT SD-WAN automates many of the traditional network processes that are especially beneficial for industries that depend heavily on secure connectivity for multiple sites. This is especially useful for businesses in the food and beverage, retail, banking, and even outsourcing companies that have already implemented work-from-home setups to sustain their business operations.

Reliable connectivity is a paramount requirement for banks to ensure the seamless digital banking experience of their customers.

PLDT SD-WAN utilizes Fiber broadband and LTE connectivity to securely connect home offices to corporate applications using encrypted tunnels and provide detailed connectivity quality metrics to support teams.

Old models used to force these businesses in these industries to contract several different suppliers in order to implement a wide area network capability. PLDT SD-WAN offers a better solution by rationalizing the IT and infrastructure costs to run such a service, as it already covers all the necessary elements that are needed to integrate a fully managed solution from the connectivity, to equipment, security, and the digital applications needed.

PLDT SD-WAN also leverages the capabilities of the PLDT Group’s ICT & Cybersecurity arm, ePLDT, which provides complementing services such as Security Operations Center as a Service or SoCaaS, which monitors, and provides response and remediation to corporate network elements including SD-WAN equipment.