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ThousandEyes Actionable Visibility for Cisco® SD-WAN Routing Platforms

ThousandEyes Internet and cloud intelligence delivers end-to-end visibility from the WAN edge to everywhere that matters to your business, so you can deliver an optimal digital experience for every user to any application, over any network. ThousandEyes Enterprise Agents are now natively integrated within Cisco SD-WAN routing platforms, enabling you to quickly get hop-by-hop visibility into the network underlay, including detailed path and performance metrics, as well as the ability to measure and proactively monitor overlay and SaaS app performance.

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See Your Entire SD-WAN Fabric—And Beyond

Ensure the reachability and availability of business-critical SaaS, internally hosted applications, and cloud-based services over any network, including the Internet and corporate network. With ThousandEyes, you can see hop-by-hop network paths across ISPs and cloud networks, and ensure the integrity of external Border Gateway Protocol (eBGP) routing. You can even proactively benchmark and monitor key service providers to verify that committed operation-level agreements (OLAs) and service-level agreements (SLAs) are being met.


Opportunities, Challenges, and Solutions in the SD-WAN Era

Enterprises must address network visibility and application performance equally to ensure that SD-WAN delivers on expectations, requiring a modern approach to monitoring.

Monitor Application Experience—Wherever the App Is Hosted

ThousandEyes enables you to monitor and validate the performance of web applications, including SaaS and internally hosted apps, to optimize users’ digital experience. With proactive, correlated insights from your WAN to external dependencies—whether network, application, or cloud-delivered security—you can also reduce time and complexity of troubleshooting user issues.

Ensure Connectivity to Your Cloud-based Security Solution

With the ThousandEyes agent placed on your Cisco SD-WAN routers, you can monitor the reachability of and optimal connectivity to your cloud-based security service and understand its influence on application performance. ThousandEyes enables you to visualize and measure the hop-by-hop network path between branch and cloud-based security points of presence (PoPs), as well as validate control and management plane connectivity between your secure access service edge (SASE) components.

Get Started with ThousandEyes on Cisco SD-WAN Routing Platforms

The ThousandEyes agent is embedded on supported Cisco Catalyst® 8300 and 8200 Series Edge Platforms and Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Service Routers (ISRs) running Cisco IOS® XE version 17.6.1 or newer.

To begin leveraging the ThousandEyes agents to run proactive tests, you will need an active ThousandEyes account. Existing ThousandEyes customers can use their available ThousandEyes subscription and unit capacity for these agents. Non-ThousandEyes customers can sign up for a free trial or contact us to purchase a ThousandEyes subscription.

Your Cisco SD-WAN, Proactively Optimized With WAN Insights

Cisco SD-WAN customers with qualified Cisco DNA software licensing tiers can now proactively enhance the quality of their application experiences with ThousandEyes WAN Insights. Using historical Cisco SD-WAN performance data, ThousandEyes WAN Insights applies statistical models to accurately forecast upcoming conditions. This enables network teams to optimize their policy configurations in advance, improving end-user experiences for critical business applications.

Screenshot of ThousandEyes WAN Insights showing a dashboard with the projected quality improvements between the recommended and the current path along with network topology view to dig deeper.

Why ThousandEyes?

Lower Mean Time to Identify (MTTI) of issues

Eliminate wasteful finger-pointing between teams

Hold providers accountable and get swift resolutions

Solution Brief

Cisco SD-WAN and ThousandEyes Internet and Cloud Intelligence

By combining the power of Cisco SD-WAN and ThousandEyes, you can now rapidly pinpoint the source of application and network disruptions and gain actionable insights to optimize performance and accelerate resolution time—ultimately improving the digital experience for every user.

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