ActiveTechnologies™ Software for SD-WAN Distributed enterprises today are deploying hybrid WANs that leverage both private connections, such as MPLS, and broadband Internet connections in an integrated WAN architecture to achieve optimal cost and reliable performance. Broadband connections, delivered via cable, fiber, and DSL, provide much higher bandwidth and greater price performance, thereby eliminating the need to add additional expensive MPLS connections at the branch locations. Cloud-based tools, Wi-Fi, VoIP, video, and other new applications are driving up the demand for bandwidth. And if you're a multi-branch, distributed enterprise, you face the added complexity of delivering high-performance networking to all of your locations consistently and effectively. HughesON™ managed network solutions doesn't stop with just bringing the power of broadband to agency offices, with ActiveTechnologies™ we transform ordinary broadband connections into extraordinary networks that keep you ahead of the demands. Hughes ActiveQoS™, ActiveClassifier™, ActiveCompression™, and ActivePath™ are the core features in this suite of WAN Optimization technologies. Hughes ActiveClassifier automatically identifies different types of data and apps, and tags them with a specific priority setting. ActiveClassifier does away with the time-consuming process of manually configuring rules to classify and prioritize traffic, using advanced heuristics algorithms to do these functions more efficiently than the typical method of Deep Packet Inspection (DPI). At the heart of ActiveTechnologies is Hughes ActiveQoS, which intelligently monitors the broadband WAN, where capacity fluctuates and typical prioritization approaches are simply not effective. ActiveQoS intelligently determines end-to-end network capacity more frequently and more accurately than any other tool. It uses this knowledge to meter traffic with multi-level priority queues—resulting in dramatically better network performance, even for real-time traffic like VoIP and video. Hughes ActiveCompression boosts the virtual bandwidth. Using an adaptive process, it compresses traffic before it enters broadband pipes, achieving up to 300% more data throughput. Finally, Hughes ActivePath completes the picture as an intelligent path control technology that maximizes the availability of applications at a branch by routing applications over the best performing path and utilizing multiple paths in an active-active fashion for mission-critical applications. ActivePath delivers on the promise of SD-WAN delivering an optimized multi-path solution for distributed enterprises. Powered by ActiveTechnologies, the HughesON solutions enable you to augment or replace your existing MPLS network using more cost-effective broadband connections, thus enabling enterprise-grade network performance, availability, flexibility and cost savings—to every location, from a single provider. Check out the video to the right to learn more!