What is SD-WAN?

Software-defined WAN is a new approach to network connectivity that lowers operational costs and improves resource usage for multi-site deployments, allowing network administrators to use bandwidth more efficiently and ensure the highest possible level of performance for critical applications without sacrificing security or data privacy.

Transport IndependenceApplication OptimizationIntelligent Path ControlSecure Connectivity
Easy-to-configure IPsec overlay using Meraki Auto VPNCentralized network visibility and controlPolicy-based routing: Traffic path assigned based on source, destination, or applicationIntuitive, scalable VPN solution to connect remote sites with ease (Auto VPN)
Traffic distribution over multiple pathways (Internet, cellular, MPLS) with built-in load balancing and automatic failover capabilitiesQoS and bandwidth management with Meraki traffic shapingDynamic path selection: Traffic path chosen per- application based on loss, latency, and jitterAES encryption to ensure data privacy

Why Choose SD-WAN?

Today, IT departments are under pressure to do more with less: manage more sites and more clients with limited budgets and a relatively small team, all without any reduction in reliability and security. The high cost of enterprise WAN connectivity, support, and personnel combined with the growth of bandwidth-hungry streaming applications and cloud-based services, is forcing many network admins to search for alternative solutions.

With SD-WAN, remote sites are connected over low-cost Internet links secured by VPN. MPLS-like reliability is provided through multiple uplinks with load balancing capabilities, intelligent path control, and automatic failover.

SD-WAN Features

Dual-Active VPN uplinksPolicy-Based Routing (PbR)Dynamic path selection
In addition to supporting dual WAN uplinks and automatic VPN failover, the MX also has the ability to build multiple VPN tunnels that are active simultaneously on both uplinks, whether they are Internet or MPLS connections. Traffic can then be load-balanced across these tunnels to make optimal use of available bandwidth.PbR functionality allows administrators to assign traffic to a particular VPN path based on criteria such as traffic protocol, source, destination, or application.Dynamic path selection allows administrators to set performance thresholds for different types of traffic, in order to ensure that critical applications and data transfers always use the best path based on the loss, latency, and jitter over the available VPN tunnels.

Implementation And Commissioning Of Your SD-WAN Service

You have the choice to self-manage the implementation and commissioning of SD-WAN services and we can supply you the hardware, or Calibre One can manage this for you and provide options to suit your
business needs.

To ensure performance meets expectations, we recommend Cisco Meraki hardware and Calibre One can
undertake the professional services to,

  • Manage the commissioning with Telstra or a 3rd party carrier of any Internet or MPLS carriage services
  • Procure equipment for implementation
  • Deploy and Commission the Security Appliances on your internet or MPLS service within your network
  • Monitor & Manage the Router on an ongoing basis
  • Provide ongoing Warranty Management and Device Replacement
  • A fixed monthly cost over 3 years which covers installation and setup on carriage, hardware customisation & installation, and finally testing within your business network.


Bandwidth / User TiersBrandRouter Model & SupportMonthly Cost
0Mb > 100Mb / up to 50 devicesCiscoMeraki MX64 inc Enterprise License$150
0Mb > 100Mb / up to 50 devicesCiscoMeraki MX67C inc Enterprise License$200
0Mb > 250Mb / up to 200 devicesCiscoMeraki MX84 inc Enterprise License$300
0Mb > 500Mb / up to 500 devicesCiscoMeraki MX100 inc Enterprise License$500
All Pricing is ex GST and subject to change
Devices are only Ethernet Fibre or NBN FTTP capable


Calibre One offers a full range of services from deployment of SD-WAN services to ongoing support and monitoring on both your security appliance as well as associated Internet or MPLS Links. Our helpdesk assists customers 24/7 with fault resolution and working with all carriers to get services operational more quickly. Talk to us about how we may be able to assist your organisation in the deployment and management of your SD-WAN Services.


Interested In SD-WAN? Get In Touch Today!

Ph: 1300 4 CALIBRE (1300 422 542)