How SD-WANs are transforming branch connectivity

| January 17, 2019

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While the Internet isn’t replacing MPLS, software-defined WANs are proving to be a complementary approach for network connectivity and control, particularly in distributed organizations with remote sites and branch offices. The start of a new year brings a renewed focus on business strategies and IT priorities for the year ahead. And WANs are high on the agenda. While the Internet isn’t replacing MPLS.

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Systech Corporation, established in 1981, is an industry leader in network conversion gateways, servers, and switches, supporting a wide variety of interfaces including Cellular, Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Analog Dial, Serial, Bluetooth, ZigBee, Z-Wave, and USB. Systech brings network connectivity to IP and non-IP based systems for a wide variety of applications including ATM, point-of-sale, vending, remote electronic signage, building automation and security, and remote monitoring. Additional information can be found at www.systech.com.

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