Hybrid WANs integrate the best of broadband with your MPLS – and leased line- based WAN. Why you should consider hybrid WAN today:
Your company already runs MPLS and cannot switch over to an all-broadband network.
Many companies would like to move some, bandwidth-intensive applications to broadband but not others. Backup, for example, but not voice.
Alone MPLS is not more secure than an SD-WAN. MPLS traffic is unencrypted while SD-WANs encrypt all traffic. However, combining the SD-WAN overlay with MPLS affords the greatest security – and a higher price.
Compliance reasons may require a private data services, such as MPLS.
With some applications and in some regions, the Internet still cannot beat MPLS performance.