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SD-WAN makes a difference for government

As network perimeters expand beyond physical and metaphorical walls, government agencies are shifting to network solutions with greater security, reliability and performance. Windstream Enterprise commissioned Forrester Consulting to determine what matters most for organizations that are transitioning from legacy networks to next-generation SD-WAN.

Top network priorities for government




Legacy networks can’t keep pace

60% of government agencies surveyed said they rely heavily on the WAN for daily operations. But in the face of digital transformation and the need for secure, cloud-optimized infrastructure, yesterday’s technology no longer works.

Top WAN challenges for government

Improving network security is priority #1

Increased remote traffic can mean more frequent outages and exposed endpoints for government institutions. It’s no wonder network security and availability are top of mind for the government IT and business leaders surveyed.

The top 5 things governments look for in SD-WAN providers

1. Consistent service level agreements and availability
2. An integrated digital experience
3. A reliable brand
4. An integrated WAN and network security offering
5. Service certifications, including FedRAMP

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All facts and figures from: “Shift Your Network Thinking to SD-WAN and Security.” A Forrester Consulting Thought Leadership Paper Commissioned by Windstream Enterprise, March 2022.

*Required services include OfficeSuite UC® and SD-WAN Concierge™ for all Windstream Enterprise guarantees.

Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Unified Communications as a Service, Worldwide, Rafael Benitez, Megan Fernandez, Christopher Trueman, Pankil Sheth, November 28, 2022.

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