AT&T FlexWare is a breakthrough capability that utilizes Network Function Virtualization (NFV). NFV is an industry-standard technology that enables us to run multiple virtual functions on a single industry-standard premises-based device. The FlexWare Device provides up to 4 virtual network functions (AT&T FlexWare Applications) from the best-of-breed vendors replacing hardware appliances such as routers, firewalls, WANX etc.
Software Defined WAN, or SD‐WAN is at the leading edge of software‐based networking deployments. SD‐WAN offers significant business value for organizations with distributed branches in terms of business agility and the ability to leverage Internet bandwidth cost savings. SD‐WAN uses software and cloud‐based technologies to simplify delivery of WAN services to branch offices. SD‐WAN enables IT and business managers to deploy Internet‐based connectivity (with its benefits of ubiquity, high bandwidth and low cost) easily, quickly and with reliability and security.
MPLS is a standards-based networking solution for large and mid-enterprise businesses. Using MPLS VPN service, you can connect multiple locations and users on a single private IP network. Clients control the performance of their network by prioritizing different traffic types, giving you low latency (data delay) and allows for the convergence of data, voice, and video into a single access infrastructure.
Dedicated Internet Access (DIA) business class connection providing the highest quality bandwidth, reliability, and performance available. Companies who require this consistent performance, and high Quality of Service (QoS) for applications, are typical customers of dedicated Internet service. Most dedicated Internet connections are sold as dedicated fiber Internet or Ethernet Internet access.
Point-to-Point Networks are mainly used for two locations that need to securely send sensitive or confidential data between each location. Its high performance it provides is due to the low latency of the network. For confidentiality purposes, this service doesn’t require the data traffic to be routed over the public internet, which is where many breaches in security can happen.