Software Defined Access

The high-performance network from Ideal. 

Your business has changed. How could it not? Its customers are online, its operations are 24/7, its apps and systems extend into the cloud, and with digital transformation its focus is increasingly on facilitating the customer journey. Data is fundamental, your devices are more varied than ever, and everything is held together by the network - which has barely changed in years.

Software Defined Access from Ideal will help you keep pace with the demands of your business and advance your digital transformation program with an intelligent, secure network. We can help you radically reduce the cost of network operations and troubleshooting by removing manual configuration and introducing intelligent automation and central visibility.

With Cisco SD-Access we can simplify the complexity of your Enterprise LAN estate with an integrated ‘fabric’ enabling alignment and simplified management. Support the explosion in new endpoints by securely segmenting and adopting new users and devices at speed.

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Key Software Defined Access features

Feature - Policy Enforcement

Intelligent policy enforcement: Policy-based automated provisioning, based on your identity, not your address. Simplify provisioning using best practice configuration and automation enabling the connection of devices in real-time.

SDA Icon. Feature - Integrated Fabric


A single integrated fabric: Flexible architecture and integrated ‘fabric’ enabling wired, wireless and WAN to be aligned and managed as a single system.

SDA Icon. Feature - Manage Add Change


Manage, add, change at speed: Quickly and easily onboard users. Full user mobility between different access areas is possible without changing the endpoint network address.

Feature - Intelligent Automation


Intelligent automation: Significantly reduce the cost and number of policy violations caused by human error using highly-intelligent, automated software. 

SDA Icon. Feature - Add IOT Devices


Add IOT-type devices with confidence: Isolate non-traditional end points so you can rapidly segment and configure IOT-type devices with secure boundaries.  

SDA Icon. Feature - Central Visibility


Central visibility: Accelerate time to resolution and prevent problems on the network before they start via a central dashboard and new levels of visibility.


Feature - Historical Troubleshooting


Historical troubleshooting: Easily look back and source the root cause of historical issues and provide your users with rich insight, advice and assurance.


Feature - Network Experts


Network experts – Experienced, certified, UK-based team of network experts to design, deploy and optimise the right solution for your business.



To learn more on how to reduce network complexity and operational workload while achieving new levels of security, speed and visibility contact one of our network experts by filling in the form below. 


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