9 reasons why OfficeSuite UC and SD-WAN are better together

OfficeSuite UC® with SD-WAN from Windstream Enterprise combines a feature-rich, cloud-based Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) platform with the reliability of a fully managed networking solution. Together, these two solutions offer best-in-class performance and features that take business communications to a new level.

Your collaboration and connectivity powerhouse

Today’s enterprises require cloud-ready communications and network solutions that empower their teams and fuel productivity, no matter how and where users connect.

See how award-winning OfficeSuite UC with SD-WAN delivers an unrivaled digital experience tailor-made for modern business.

1. Optimizes application performance
Activate the unprecedented performance and resiliency required to deliver a superior end-user experience for business-critical applications. It’s the ideal collaboration solution for businesses where maximum uptime and reliable voice and video are essential to innovation and growth.

2. Supports anytime, anywhere mobility
Enable remote and mobile employees to connect, communicate and collaborate with OfficeSuite UC. SD-WAN further ensures all critical apps like voice and video receive the highest priority with unparalleled quality.

3. Drives digital transformation in the cloud
OfficeSuite UC with SD-WAN supports digital transformation and accommodates secure access to cloud applications, while maximizing the use of widely available and cost-effective broadband connectivity.

4. Scales to meet evolving business needs
Allow for rapid location deployment when your business is expanding or you need more bandwidth. OfficeSuite UC supports up to 20,000 users, and our award-winning WE Connect management portal makes adding users or ordering new services and devices easy.

5. Offers complete visibility and control
Gain unprecedented visibility and control over all applications traversing SD-WAN through our single pane of glass WE Connect portal. IT administrators can define business and security policies to optimize performance by application, user, location or device, to ensure the most essential and performance-sensitive applications get access to the bandwidth needed.

6. Delivers enterprise-grade security
With OfficeSuite UC, calls, messages and meetings are encrypted over broadband connections from end to end. In addition, SD-WAN creates a virtual private network over the top of existing data connections using IPSec encryption and includes the ability to easily modify firewall and security policies by location.

7. Promotes business continuity/disaster avoidance
SD-WAN uses active/active connectivity and dynamic WAN selection to ensure reliability and business continuity for maximum uptime for essential applications and can be paired with diverse access options for enhanced resilience. What’s more, OfficeSuite UC’s cloud-based design means the entire system is available anytime, anywhere, in the cloud.

8. Includes a white glove experience
Our Concierge service, which is typically reserved for SD-WAN customers, provides continuous, proactive monitoring and optimization for both solutions.

9. Comes backed by commitments you can count on
We offer both SD-WAN Concierge and OfficeSuite UC free for 12 months. If you’re not satisfied, you can walk away without any termination fees—no questions asked.*


Windstream recognized in the 2019–2021 Gartner® Magic QuadrantTM for Unified Communications as a Service, Worldwide.

 

Cloud-enabled connectivity, communications and security—guaranteed.

Windstream Enterprise drives business transformation through the convergence of our proprietary software solutions and cloud-optimized network to unlock our clients’ revenue and profitability potential. Our managed services streamline operations, enhance productivity and elevate the experience of our clients and their end users while securing their critical data and brand reputation. Analysts certify Windstream Enterprise as a market leader for our product innovation, and clients rely on our unrivaled service guarantees and best-in-class management portal. Businesses trust Windstream Enterprise as their single-source for a high-performance network and award-winning suite of connectivity, collaboration and security solutions—delivered by a team of technology experts whose success is directly tied to our clients’ complete satisfaction.

 

Gartner® Magic QuadrantTM for Unified Communications as a Service, Worldwide, Rafael Benitez, Megan Fernandez, Daniel O’Connel, Christopher Trueman, Pankil Sheth, October 18, 2021.

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*Required services include OfficeSuite UC and/or SD-WAN for all Windstream Enterprise guarantees. Customer must purchase both SD-WAN Concierge™ and OfficeSuite UC® on a minimum three year term to qualify for the Satisfaction Guarantee. Managed Network Security may be included if purchased with SD-WAN. Customer is responsible for the payment of all services prior to cancellation. This offer does not apply to any other services provided by Windstream Enterprise or applicable access charges.

1. 2020 Global Cloud User Survey. Frost & Sullivan.

2. Valdivia, Gaspar et al. Forecast Analysis: Enterprise Networking Connectivity Growth Trends, Worldwide. Gartner.

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Windstream Enterprise believes people should expect more from their service provider. Our mission: as network, security and application performance become continuously more critical, WE will be the partner that responds to unique customer needs—a pathfinder to help lead them through technology transformation. A trusted advisor to help them connect, transform and elevate their businesses.

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