Software-Defined WAN for the HOME
 Software-Defined WAN for the HOME

Empower your remote workforce with ultra-secure, high performing connections to their home network

With home working now the new norm, application performance is an increasing concern, with multiple devices competing for bandwidth as they remotely connect to the corporate network. Furthermore, the range of threats to network security is much larger, due to numerous unsecured IoT devices connecting to the home router.

SD-HOME - Exponential-e’s Software Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) solution for home working - maximises quality of service (QoS) for critical business applications by utilising SD-WAN technology for bandwidth prioritisation, supported by a robust cyber security network.

All the benefits of SD-WAN,
tailored for home networks

SD-HOME maximises the availability of business-critical applications to home workers, irrespective of service provider or access technology, while extending your corporate security and compliance polices to the home network. SD-HOME integrates seamlessly into your existing Corporate WAN, maintaining a secure overlay network, over which your corporate resources can be delivered, enhancing user experience, productivity and effectiveness.

01
Bandwidth Prioritisation and QoS for Critical Business Applications
Using enhanced application recognition and control, we can apply bandwidth and QoS priority to critical business applications. This safeguards against bandwidth monopolisation by home streaming and gaming apps, such as Netflix or Fortnite, while maintaining control of data security and access to the corporate network.
02
Corporate-level Security
Seamlessly extend the corporate network security policy into the home, with full separation from personal and IoT devices, powered by Exponential-e’s own security ecosystem, which has earned numerous network security certifications.
03
Enhance Application Performance
SD-Home is able to route select applications to the Corporate Security Hub for UTM whilst offloading SaaS apps direct to the internet.
04
Additional Resiliency
Direct connectivity into the Corporate WAN via a Secure Overlay Network additionally helps to reduce the load on Central Security and VPN aggregation infrastructure.
Greater Attack Footprint
Background Monopolisation of Bandwidth
Greater Vulnerability due to lack of Updates
The “smart home” can have a massive impact on the remote worker, not only restricting business-critical connectivity, but exposing weaknesses in home internet security that, in turn, affect the corporate network security system.

How it works

Our approach

We aim to establish ourselves as your trusted partner. That’s why our consultative approach ensures you are getting the right solution for your current and future needs. This encompasses:

  • Consultation
  • Design and implementation
  • 24 / 7 support and management

Our methodology is based on the principles of Software Defined Networking (SDN), enabling you to programmatically initialise, control, change, and dynamically manage Network behaviour. This means we can offer you clear and concise support throughout every stage of your journey, including:

  • Discovery: Understanding your business, technological and commercial requirements
  • Scoping: Providing expert consultation and validation of options
  • Design: The right solution for your short and long-term needs
  • Implementation: Delivering a competent and timely service
  • Monitoring: Continuous early life support and handover
  • Support: Active 24 / 7 support, ongoing management and solution refinement
Vendor Partners

Bespoke Combinations

Our SD-HOME solution utilises multiple technologies to maximise the performance and availability of business-critical apps to the home, without compromising network internet security. Thanks to a modular approach, based on four levels, you are free to choose the combination of options that best suits the different user groups within your organisation.

Home Basic

Home Basic is based on our end-to-end Remote Access solution, combining universal directory, multi-factor authentication soft tokens, single sign-on and encrypted VPN with endpoint analysis / NAC access to provide secure access from any device. It is ideal for users who require basic protection while at home.

Home Protect

Providing a Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) based IPsec VPN via a secure web gateway, users are free to confidently embrace Cloud applications whilst maintaining control over sensitive data, whether in the office, at home or on the move.

Home Premium

Based on the principles of software defined networking, Home Premium provides a secure unified connectivity service over any transport technology with centralised management and operations, enabling full control and visibility of application performance and extending corporate security and compliance policies to home users.

Home Premium Plus

For extra security and complete reliability, our Home Premium Plus offering includes our broadband internet connection, delivering a fully managed solution that provides users with uninterrupted connections - completely unaffected by consumer traffic. It is ideal for employees who must deliver exceptional customer-facing experiences, relying on consistently high voice quality and low latency during critical times.

Product Offering

Home Basic
included Traditional IPSec VPN
included Multi-Factor Authentication
Secure Access Service Edge
Secure WAN Overlay
Managed Connectivity
QoS Support
Portal Access
Zero Touch Provisioning
Application Analysis
Local Breakout fo SaaS Apps
Deep Packet Inspection
Advanced Threat Protection
Web Filtering
Zero-day Malware Protection
User Identification
Home Protect
included Traditional IPSec VPN
included Multi-Factor Authentication
Secure Access Service Edge
Secure WAN Overlay
Managed Connectivity
QoS Support
Portal Access
Zero Touch Provisioning
Application Analysis
Local Breakout fo SaaS Apps
Deep Packet Inspection
Advanced Threat Protection
Web Filtering
Zero-day Malware Protection
User Identification
Home Premium
not included Traditional IPSec VPN
included Multi-Factor Authentication
Secure Access Service Edge*
Secure WAN Overlay
Managed Connectivity
QoS Support
Portal Access
Zero Touch Provisioning
Application Analysis
Local Breakout fo SaaS Apps
Deep Packet Inspection
Advanced Threat Protection*
Web Filtering*
Zero-day Malware Protection*
User Identification*
Home Premium Plus
not included Traditional IPSec VPN
included Multi-Factor Authentication
Secure Access Service Edge*
Secure WAN Overlay
Managed Connectivity
QoS Support
Portal Access
Zero Touch Provisioning
Application Analysis
Local Breakout fo SaaS Apps
Deep Packet Inspection
Advanced Threat Protection*
Web Filtering*
Zero-day Malware Protection*
User Identification*
*WITH HOME PROTECT ADD-ON
The rise of the distributed workforce - culture, technology & processes

Reflecting on the now, but planning for the future

Amid the backdrop of Covid-19, UK businesses have gone through major changes to maintain services to their customers. One of biggest shifts has been the closure of many offices, resulting in all employees working from home. In this report, our panel of experts reflect on how prepared businesses were to shift to a distributed workforce model and, as we move forward, what steps they need to take to ensure they minimise disruption, should another pandemic occur in the future.

Why Exponential-e?

We have a rich history spanning 15 years, providing fully managed end-to-end WAN solutions. Throughout this time, we have developed a high-performing SD-WAN technology ecosystem to enable rapid, automated provisioning and intelligent pathway control. All our WAN technology services are underpinned by our expertise in cyber security, Cloud and Cloud communications which stands us apart from other managed service providers. We take pride in delivering innovative solutions that enhance our personal and professional experiences each day.

FAQ

What is SD-HOME?

Underpinned by our SD-WAN platform, our SD-HOME solution extends your corporate security and compliance policies to the home, whilst also maintaining the availability of business-critical applications to your employee over a secure overlay network. This improves your overall endpoint security and maximises staff productivity.

What is Quality of Service in networking?

SD-HOME is an underlay-agnostic solution, which can be run over a number of transport types. Whilst in a traditional network, you may look at Quality of Service (QoS) to prioritise traffic streams, in a Software-Defined Network (SDN) we focus on how we can improve the overall user experience by leveraging advanced routing and application recognition capabilities on our platform, which we refer to as Quality of Experience (QoE).

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