Comcast Business announced it is beta testing a new software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) solution for mid-market and enterprise customers.
Comcast Business claims to be the first cable company to introduce a carrier-grade, SD-WAN platform for enterprises and multi-site businesses.
It is teaming with Versa Networks, the leading provider of next-generation, software-based networking and security. Using the Versa Cloud IP Platform, Comcast is delivering a highly secure turnkey service with unprecedented levels of operational efficiencies in today’s digital era.
Comcast Business’ SD-WAN solution combines the power of gigabit speeds with the agility of software-defined networks, enabling better application performance, centralized network policy management, and more effective cost controls.
Comcast Business is rolling out Business Internet 1000, a DOCSIS 3.1-based gigabit internet service, for business customers and plans to offer it throughout its service areas. The company also offers a wide range of multi-gigabit, fiber-based Ethernet services across the country. The combination of SD-WAN capabilities and these high-performance broadband and Ethernet network services creates a powerful offering for mid-market and large enterprises investing in hybrid WAN solutions.
The Comcast Business SD-WAN beta trial will continue throughout the summer with the company anticipating a full market launch later this year.