MEF has been providing certification for SD-WAN services since 2019. In 2023, MEF transitioned to the next generation of SD-WAN certification as part of the new MEF 3.0 SASE certification program.
MEF 3.0 SD-WAN certification program continues to accelerate implementation of standardized SD-WAN services worldwide. The certification tests the service attributes and their behaviors defined in the MEF SD-WAN standards.
MEF’s newest generation of SD-WAN certification is based on testing a multi-node simulated enterprise network with each node having specific traffic and performance characteristics, e.g., data center, cloud, corporate office, regional office, remote office, retail outlet, etc.
The certification steps through various use cases, such as voice calls, video calls, access to files, data transfer, email, retail transaction, and access to SharePoint, Salesforce, Dropbox etc.