Transform Your Hybrid Network
with SD-WAN

CenturyLink Hybrid Connectivity and SD-WAN solutions give you a secure, scalable, cost-efficient public-private network across a full range of connectivity types. 

CenturyLink Wins Best Managed SD-WAN Award
The Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) awarded CenturyLink its 2017 Best Managed SD-WAN Service Provider award at the MEF 2017 event in Orlando.


Low-Risk, High-Reward WAN Transformation

Modernize your WAN with less risk and at a similar or lower cost with our managed and co-managed SD-WAN solutions with hybrid connectivity. We’ll provide the tools, technology and expertise to design, configure, deploy, manage and support your WAN with full visibility and control.

Higher Network Quality

Higher Network Quality

Improve the performance, security and reliability of your network when managed or co-managed by our highly skilled, hands-on security and network experts.


Greater Agility and Flexibility

Keep pace with changes in your business and stay in control by deploying secure and affordable network connections with centralized management.

Business Growtch

Keep Up with Business Growth

Scale your network easily to keep pace with your digital business growth by deploying our flexible hybrid connectivity and SD-WAN solutions as needed.    

Manage Threats and Risk

Manage Threats and Risk

Adapt cybersecurity protections to better meet the changing demands of the hybrid IT landscape. 

Improve Cost Efficiency

Improve Cost Efficiency

Stretch your budget further by leveraging multiple cost-effective hybrid connectivity options to deliver a seamless private-public network while reducing administration costs.

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High Performance for Cloud Apps

Securely connect to the Internet and cloud applications from remote or branch offices with greater performance for a better user experience.


A Complete Hybrid SD-WAN Solution

Hybrid connectivity and SD-WAN solutions are the best answer for those who want to instantly transform their IT organization with secure, high-performance transport and necessary CPE surrounded by highly-skilled operational support and 24/7 self-serve management and reporting—all from a single, trusted provider.

CenturyLink managed SD-WAN and hybrid connectivity solutions include:

  • Broad range of connectivity options including MPLS/IP VPN, broadband aggregation, dedicated internet, 4G/LTE and/or bring your own transport
  • Service wrapper that includes deployment, design, service configuration, site activation, change management, appliance/circuit monitoring and event management, appliance upgrades, and 24x7 support for the WAN solution (including aggregated connectivity and the SD-WAN service)
  • SD-WAN hosted infrastructure, software licenses and multiple rental CPE options supporting up to 10 Gbps
  • 24/7 customer self-service portal access for agile co-management
SD-WAN Agility
SD-WAN gives our customers the visibility and control to make network changes on demand – so you get a more AGILE network that more closely aligns with the fast changing needs of the business.
Choosing the Right SD-WAN Solution

Learn what to look for in an SD-WAN provider to ensure cost savings and quick application delivery.


CenturyLink’s Powerful Next Generation WAN Solutions

Trusted network connections and SD-WAN solutions built on our reliable tier 1 data network give you extended reach and local presence.
  • Authentication, key exchange and encryption
  • Advanced security options:
    • Next-generation firewall
    • Dashboards and analytics
    • Detailed event logs 
Application Performance
  • Automatic, customer and pre-defined identification for 2,800+ applications for policy-based control
  • Application QOS: Prioritization, Policing and Shaping & Marking
  • Optimal Path Selection
  • Packet Duplication
Analytics and Reporting Tools
  • Historical analytics and near real-time reporting
  • Appliance, circuit, policy, application and VRF utilization
  • SD-WAN availability, packet loss, jitter and latency performance
  • Near real-time visibility and troubleshooting tools

How Managed SD-WAN Works

Hybrid SD-WAN: MPLS + Internet

Policies allow for traffic to failover between transport connections based on business requirements.
Local Internet access allows branches to access the Internet directly for better performance. 


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