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EvolveWAN: Simplify Network Management for Business Performance.

EvolveWAN uses SD-WAN technology and outstanding service to enhance network performance, reduce costs, and simplify management. As Mako’s platinum partner, we provide customised solutions with PCI Level 1 certification for payment security. With a 24/7 NOC and staged installation, we offer fast site rollouts for reliable network performance.

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What is EvolveWAN?

SD-WAN Technology

EvolveWAN uses SD-WAN tech with an outstanding service package to keep businesses operational, supporting broadband and LTE connections with dynamic routing for optimised network traffic.

Remote Central Management

This solution centralises control and management remotely to reduce specialised hardware and software costs while improving network resilience and reliability.

Secure Payments

As Mako's only platinum partner, we provide customised SD-WAN solutions with PCI Level 1 certification for payment security.

Humans, not Robots

With a 24/7/365 fully human manned network operations centre, staged installation, and readily available equipment, EvolveWAN is a smart choice for enterprises seeking to boost network performance and stay ahead in today's fast-paced environment.

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Managed SD-WAN

Evolve’s Software-defined Wide Area Network technology, powered by Mako Networks, provides centralised management, meaning that the device can be controlled from one single point, resulting in efficient resolution.

What is SD-WAN?

SD - WHAT?

SD-WAN stands for Software-Defined Wide Area Network, it is a type of networking technology that utilises software-defined networking (SDN) principles to manage and optimise the performance of wide area networks (WAN). It is a new way for businesses to manage the connections between their different locations, such as offices, data centres, and remote workers.

Think of it like a GPS system for your network traffic. Just as a GPS system chooses the quickest and most efficient route to reach a destination, SD-WAN dynamically directs network traffic over the best available connection. This helps ensure that your data is sent quickly, securely, and with minimal downtime.

With traditional WANs, businesses would have to use specialised hardware and software to manage their connections. But with SD-WAN, everything is managed through software, making it easier and more cost-effective to manage your network.

In short, SD-WAN is a smart, efficient, and cost-effective way to manage the connections between your different locations and make sure your data is sent quickly and securely.

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Why should my business use SD-WAN?

SD-WAN can help you improve network performance, save money, simplify network management, and increase agility. If you’re looking for a more efficient, cost-effective, and flexible way to manage your network connections, Evolve’s SD-WAN solution is the right choice for you.

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Improved network performance

With SD-WAN, network traffic is automatically routed over the best available connection, ensuring that your data is sent quickly and reliably. This can lead to faster, more seamless experiences for employees, customers, and partners.

Cost Savings

By using software to manage your network, you can avoid the costs associated with specialised hardware and proprietary software. SD-WAN can also help you reduce the cost of connectivity by allowing you to choose the most cost-effective and high-performing network connections for your specific needs.

Scalable Solutions

Because EvolveWAN is software-based, we can easily add or remove locations, change network configurations, and respond to changing business needs. This allows you to be more agile and responsive to the needs of your business.

Simplified network management

With SD-WAN, you can centralise control and management of all remote locations through a single, user-friendly interface and a fully manned, multilingual support desk. This makes it easier for you to manage your network, even if you don't have a lot of technical expertise.

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Level 1 PCI Certified

PCI compliance refers to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), a set of security standards designed to ensure that all companies that accept, process, store, or transmit credit card information maintain a secure environment. Essentially, PCI compliance is a set of guidelines that helps ensure that sensitive financial information is kept safe from theft, hacking, and other security threats.

If you're not technical, think of it this way: When you use your credit card to make a purchase, your sensitive information is stored by the company you're buying from. PCI compliance is designed to make sure that this information is stored securely, so that it can't be stolen or misused.

PCI compliance is important for all businesses that accept credit cards, as it helps to protect both the customers and the businesses themselves. Failing to comply with PCI standards can result in hefty fines, damage to reputation, and even legal consequences. So, whether you're a large corporation or a small business, it's important to take PCI compliance seriously.

Mako Platinum Partner

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As a Mako Platinum Partner, Evolve uses Mako's SD-WAN system, a hardware appliance, to support our specialist service.

The Mako System's SD-WAN technology encompasses many of our high availability features, including Mako VPN cloud and fast failover. The Mako system uses centralised management to simplify network configuration and maintenance and includes features such as stateful firewall, an intrusion prevention system and a secure web gateway for advanced security.

In 2009, Mako became the first network management company in the world to qualify as PCI-Certified Level 1 Service provider and have demonstrated compliance every year since then. Along with PCI Compliance Mako Systems also features a Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) which merges networking and security functions into a unified cloud-delivered service in order to combat evolving cyber security concerns.
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“We’re delighted with the ongoing results. Not only are they reactive, but thanks to their proactive attitude, difficulties are frequently fixed before we are even aware of a potential problem. The people at Evolve are dependable and genuinely interested in supporting our business.

We view the team at Evolve as an extension of our company, being able to rely on them has been crucial to our success. We see them as unparalleled in terms of their expertise and approach to customer service.”

Kevin Patterson

Chief Technology Officer

Can you give examples of who would use EvolveWAN?

EvolveWAN (SD-WAN) is commonly used in various industries and organisations that require secure and reliable connectivity between multiple sites or branch offices. Here are some examples:

• Retail: Retail chains with multiple stores use EvolveWAN to ensure consistent and secure connectivity to their point-of-sale (POS) systems, inventory management systems, and other applications across all locations.
• Healthcare: Healthcare providers with multiple clinics, hospitals, and medical centres rely on EvolveWAN to securely connect medical devices, electronic health record (EHR) systems, and other applications across their network.
• Financial services: Banks and financial institutions use EvolveWAN to securely connect their branches, ATMs, and data centers, enabling fast and secure transactions and data transfers.
• Education: Schools and universities use EvovleWAN to provide secure and reliable connectivity between campuses, classrooms, and other locations, allowing students and faculty to access online resources and applications.
• Manufacturing: Manufacturing companies with multiple factories and distribution centers use EvolveWAN to connect their facilities and control systems, ensuring optimal performance and productivity.

What is an EvolveWAN design?

EvolveWAN (SD-WAN) performs path selection by using dynamic algorithms to intelligently route traffic across multiple network paths based on various factors such as application requirements, network performance, and cost.

EvolveWAN (SD-WAN) devices constantly monitor the performance of the available network paths, including broadband internet links, LTE, MPLS, and others, to determine the best path for each application. This process takes into account factors such as latency, packet loss, and bandwidth utilisation.

Path selection in EvolveWAN is typically performed on a per-packet basis, allowing the network to dynamically adapt to changing conditions and provide optimal performance and reliability. SD-WAN devices can also prioritise critical applications, such as voice and video, and steer them towards the best path to ensure high-quality performance. Overall, EvolveWAN path selection is a key feature that enables organisations to optimise network performance and reduce costs.

How do you comply with PCI DSS?

PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) is a set of security standards for businesses that process, store, or transmit credit card information. To comply, businesses must follow guidelines such as protecting cardholder data, maintaining secure networks, regularly monitoring and testing, keeping software up-to-date, and restricting access to sensitive information. This helps ensure the security of credit card information and prevent potential data breaches. Businesses must regularly assess their compliance with PCI DSS and make any necessary changes to their systems and processes to maintain their compliance status. By following these guidelines, businesses can provide a secure environment for processing financial transactions and protect the sensitive information of their customers.

WAN vs LAN

A WAN (Wide Area Network) is a network that connects devices over a large area, like between cities, while a LAN (Local Area Network) connects devices within a small area, like a building. WANs are useful for organisations with multiple branches in different locations, as they allow employees to communicate and share resources across locations. WANs can also be used for remote access, which allows users to access resources from a different location, such as when working from home or traveling.

MPLS Vs SD-WAN

SD-WAN is a product of MPLS technology, MPLS technology has powered private and secure connectivity for many years.
MPLS stands for Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) and is a transport protocol used in traditional networking to move data packets from different destinations. MPLS is renowned for its reliability and performance, but as businesses make the move towards the cloud, it is important to have a more flexible and cost-effective approach to network connectivity.
SD-WAN is a software-based approach to managing the WAN.  SD-WAN is a new way for businesses to manage the connections between their different locations such as offices, data centres and remote workers.
The key difference between the two is that SD-WAN can use any combination of connections, whereas MPLS requires static, dedicated network connections. In the majority of cases, having a secure SD-WAN connection is the preferred option. In today’s world, comprised of advanced web applications and complex workflows, businesses require a more flexible and dynamic connectivity environment as opposed to traditional static MPLS.

Secure Access Service Edge

A Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) merges networking and security functions into a unified cloud-delivered service to address evolving cyber security concerns, growing demand for easy remote access and widespread adoption of software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications. As usual, Mako Networks was ahead of the trend, anticipating the security and resilience requirements that have become essential to a modern business network. The Mako System was a SASE solution long before that term was coined. It delivers a powerful combination of PCI-certified security, high availability, flexible SD-WAN scalability and cloud-based control and visibility.

The Mako System is a secure and reliable SASE SD-WAN solution that allows you to construct your network using hardened, tamper-proof network devices that are exclusively managed via the cloud-based Mako CMS. It leverages an array of transport services to connect users and applications safely and dependably. The Mako System reduces complexity and cost while increasing performance and ease of use. Most importantly, security policies can be enforced consistently throughout your organisation, even if you use a franchise model.

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