MEF 3.0 Certifications for SD-WAN Services

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Certifying SD-WAN Services

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.

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MEF SD-WAN Standards

MEF is publishing and continuously developing standards relating to SD-WAN and certification, including:

These MEF standards enable all stakeholders to use the same terminology and core concepts on which to build solutions that shrink the attack surface of enterprises by minimizing vulnerabilities introduced by bespoke, proprietary approaches to cybersecurity.

MEF 3.0 SD-WAN Certification

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.

What Can I Achieve with MEF 3.0 Certifications for SD-WAN Services?

A MEF-certified SD-WAN service is future-proofed to enable dynamic and automated capabilities supporting operational and control-related interactions related to the service.

All certified services and their providers are listed in the Services Certification Registry

Advantages of MEF 3.0 SD-WAN Certifications for Services:

  • Strengthen customer relations.
  • Increase revenue opportunities.
  • Improve operational efficiencies for retail and wholesale service providers.

Learn More about SD-WAN Certification:

Technical Standards & SDKs:

MEF 90.2 Draft Release 3 SD-WAN Certification Test Cases and Requirements – Phase 2 — 2024 May

Product Portfolio: SD-WAN Certification

Tags: Certification, SD-WAN

This document defines the Test Cases and requirements for SD-WAN certification.

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MEF 131 Draft Release 1 MEF Secure SD-WAN Certification Test Requirements — 2022 May

Product Portfolio: SD-WAN Certification, SD-WAN

This document describes the MEF Secure SD-WAN certification test requirements to validate conformance with the Application Flow Security for SD-WAN Services (MEF 88) [3]. The Secure SD-WAN Certification Test Requirements standard is functional, and hence implementation-independent.

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