With traditional WAN, it can be hard to maintain the quality of user experience per application. Traditional WAN infrastructure relies on packet routing. Packet routing limits application visibility and, in turn, the ability to set granular controls. AT&T SASE Branch with Fortinet uses “first-packet identification” to identify applications from the leading packet of data traffic. This broad application awareness helps analysts at the AT&T Security Network Operations Center (SNOC) understand which applications are being used across the enterprise. Then, they work with you to make informed decisions about SD-WAN policies. The solution references an application control database of over 5,000 applications, a number that grows as threats and the digital network evolve.