WAN-as-a-Service Enables Networks to Respond to Evolving IT Needs

August 2, 2021

Traditional methods of building wide area networks (WANs) have always had limitations, but fell even further behind with the adoption of the cloud and remote work. Software-defined WANs (SD-WANs) have simplified many aspects of WAN management, but are unable to fully break away from the hub-and-spoke model due to security requirements.

Modern WAN-as-a-Service offerings address these shortcomings while providing organizations cost savings and improving network performance.

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Excalibur Technology is a premier provider of network and Internet services, specializing in complete business support. Whether you need new computers, secure VPN access, custom programming or a new website, you can now trust a single partner to guide you through all of your network infrastructure and implementation decisions. From on-site service calls to instant help desk support, we are the only IT source your company will ever need. We invite you to explore our website for more information on the technological solutions that we can provide to your company. Allow us to demonstrate our personal commitment to helping your business succeed.

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