SD-WAN providers are becoming a very popular choice for organizations who are looking to shift away from much more expensive private WAN solutions like MPLS networks. While the SD-WAN providers use proprietary technology to move customer traffic from one geographic region to another far faster than a simple VPN connection over the public Internet can, the customer's traffic is still at the mercy of that last mile connection from the customer's office to the SD-WAN providers nearest POP.
And while SD-WAN providers have detailed performance information on the customer traffic passing through their network, it's still generally based primarily on passive traffic. Therefore if there isn't any customer traffic, such as at 3 in the morning, there isn't much visibility as to the status of the circuit.
Firebind is a great compliment to an SD-WAN deployment due to the nature of Firebind's test suite that runs every 5 minutes, 288 times a day. With this continuous, active approach to testing, Firebind can provide both the end customer and the SD-WAN provider with far greater visibility into the quality of that ``weakest link`` last mile circuit, thereby increasing the customer's up-time and keeping the SD-WAN provider in a favorable light.