Visibility for Your Hybrid WAN and SD-WAN Traffic

Gain visibility into how your modern or traditional WAN
delivers internal and SaaS applications.

Hybrid WAN and SD-WAN Monitoring

Enterprises are increasingly adopting cloud-based services, such as SaaS applications, which in turn increases reliance on the Internet to deliver WAN traffic. Traditional MPLS services make sub-optimal use of costly backhaul WAN bandwidth given that many critical applications and services are no longer internal. As a result, enterprises are migrating from MPLS to hybrid WAN architectures and SD-WAN technology that combines direct Internet access (DIA), IP VPN tunnels, and traditional private MPLS circuits. As MPLS connections are transitioned out, a robust market of SD-WAN vendors and managed SD-WAN providers has risen in the last several years to meet these WAN MPLS needs. Analysts predict that adoption of SD-WAN solutions will become nearly ubiquitous as enterprises refresh their branch office routers over time.

An SD-WAN network leverages controllers and orchestration software to optimize hybrid WAN modernization, as orchestration enables automated, near real-time bandwidth management between DIA, backhaul tunnels and MPLS links.

Regardless of whether your WAN is a traditional, hybrid or SD-WAN deployment, you need a modern infrastructure based approach to WAN bandwidth management that optimizes user experience. Unfortunately, traditional WAN monitoring tools can't offer the depth of application visibility needed when relying on the Internet for transport.

ThousandEyes enables you to understand WAN performance including Internet transit networking and how it affects application delivery, so you can quickly benefit from optimizing your network architecture and quickly solve business-impacting issues such as meeting Service Level Agreements (SLAs). ThousandEyes gives all this visibility in one correlated view, so you don't have to jump between siloed WAN monitoring tools.

Using Enterprise Agents deployed in your data centers and branch offices, ThousandEyes provides deep visibility into the performance of critical applications, both within and outside your enterprise network. Enterprise Agents proactively test applications to reveal hop-by-hop network path, server connectivity, page load metrics, as well as simulate user transactions. Monitor connectivity via MPLS, Direct Internet Access (DIA), IPSec overlay tunnels and their underlay paths. This visibility enables you to determine if the application or the network is the source of an issue—and to identify which provider is responsible, so you can reduce mean time to troubleshoot (MTTT) and ensure a high-quality user experience.

Why ThousandEyes?

Gain Visibility Across Your
Hybrid WAN or SD-WANs

Replace legacy WAN tools, map your entire enterprise topology, gain transparency into application performance monitoring over MPLS, DIA and Internet VPN tunnels.

Optimize Your Network Architecture

Baseline performance before you deploy hybrid and SD-WAN architectures, and optimize operational performance.

Monitor Your Cloud Security

Monitor your cloud-based security solutions, such as Zscaler to ensure they perform as expected and do not negatively impact user experience.