Managed SD WAN

Get all the advantages of a smarter network without having to manage it yourself.

What it is

Managed SD WAN enables better use of network capacity by providing more intelligent control over network services.

Application-aware routing

Our Managed SD WAN solutions use application-aware routing to guide your data along the right path to its destination.

Network optimization

With Managed SD WAN, you can keep private networks clear for more demanding apps and send less-critical data over public networks.

Business focused

Now, your IT can stay focused on core projects instead of managing networks.



Prioritize WAN traffic and make adjustments on the fly based on fluctuating demands.


Use network bandwidth more efficiently and save costs by only paying for what you need.

Rest easy

Get peace of mind by allowing our experts to plan, monitor, manage and secure your network—backed by stringent service level agreements (SLAs).


Easily update to the latest technologies as your business needs evolve.


Networking expertise

Verizon brings decades of expertise in designing, transitioning, implementing and managing SD WAN networks.

Automated monitoring

You’ll get access to preparatory, automated, near real-time global monitoring and controls with customer-accessible reporting via the Verizon Enterprise Center.

Multivendor support

Our Managed SD WAN service includes support for multiple technology partner solutions.

Why choose us


years of experience managing networks


countries where we manage networks


experts to support your needs

Customer success story

Retail Bank

Discover how a retail bank easily scaled thousands of locations with  centralized administration and improved traffic prioritization using Managed SD WAN.


Gartner® positioned Verizon as a Leader

Learn why Gartner has recognized Verizon as a Leader in the Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Global WAN Services 18 consecutive times.¹

Jun 14, 2024

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Solutions Brief

Managed SD WAN solution brief

Find out how to shape your WAN to handle changes in internet traffic while maintaining app security and performance.

Nov 21, 2023,  10 min read

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Giant manufacturer success story

View how a global manufacturer boosted security and increased efficiency by using Managed SD WAN to automatically segment government traffic from regular traffic and streamline network resources.

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We support four deployment options, which can be combined for optimum flexibility:

  1. Purpose-built customer premises equipment (CPE)
    Vendor-specific, purpose-built SD WAN CPE, preloaded with the vendor's software, is installed at the customer’s site(s), remotely configured and then managed by Verizon.
  2. Verizon Hosted Network Services (HNS) virtual CPE (vCPE)
  3. As part of Verizon Virtual Network Services (VNS), deploying SD WAN vCPE on HNS enables you to offload traffic for value-added services such as secure Internet Breakout (IBO), Unified Communications and Collaboration as a Service (UCCaaS), session border controllers (SBCs) and public cloud offload.
  4. Public Cloud vCPE
    SD WAN deployed on Public Cloud (vCPE) enables you to extend your SD WAN network directly to the public cloud edge, to help improve the overall performance of your cloud applications, and if your organization’s internet circuit fails, the gateway helps keep the cloud session active to minimize disruptions.

On-premises/DIY SD WAN requires your organization to purchase, install and configure your own networking hardware and software without the help of an outside third party. Internal IT staff will be responsible for the ongoing maintenance and service of the SD WAN’s equipment, connections and software. The upside to this method is that you’ll have full control over your networks, but the downside is that it will take up IT staff and resources that could be used on more critical needs.

Managed SD WAN outsources networking applications and services to a third-party managed service provider (MSP). The benefit of using Managed SD WAN is that you get expert service and support, which frees up internal IT staff and resources that can focus on other tasks. The MSP also offers service level agreements (SLAs) that specify guaranteed networking uptime and performance. The MSP optionally furnishes the hardware and software, plus their setup and configuration, and also offers networking and transport services to each location within your organization. However, you may have limited control over certain aspects of your network using this service. 

SD WAN helps you simplify managing and operating your organization’s network by rearranging network resources to deliver optimal bandwidth performance, strong security and greater efficiency.

The service uses programmed software to take advantage of multiple network connections and their characteristics to help keep certain applications on the best underlying connection, freeing up your most reliable network connection to handle your most mission-critical traffic.


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1Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Global WAN Services, Danellie Young, Gaspar Valdivia, Karen Brown, Lisa Pierce, 15 April 2024

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