WAN transformation sparked by 5G, cloud and SD-WAN technologies

CTOvision

Read Luke O’Neill explain how 5G, cloud and SD-WAN technologies could plug the shortcomings of the Wide Area Networks on Tech Target : In the old days, about a decade ago, remote employees would go into a branch office, sit at a desk with a laptop or desktop computer and connect to the company LAN, […]. News

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Speeding Up Cloud Services with SD-WAN

CompTIA on Cybersecurity

Learn how to speed up network traffic and cloud services with SD-WAN

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Setting Up the WAN for Cloud Connectivity

Data Center Knowledge

As data demands continue to grow, organizations are using cloud and WAN optimization technologies to help create new business strategies and improve user experience Read More. Cloud Computing Connectivity Featured Infrastructure Networking Virtualization cloud WAN wanop

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Google Cloud announces Network Connectivity Center to simplify hybrid cloud management

Venture Beast

Google Cloud announced the Network Connectivity Center to integrate management of on-premises IT, as well as cloud-based services. Read More.

WAN challenges steer auto-rental firm to SASE

Network World

Latency and reliability concerns set car rental company Sixt on a path to rearchitect its WAN. WAN challenges steer Sixt to cloud-native SASE deployment (Network World).

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What is SASE? A cloud service that marries SD-WAN with security

Network World

Secure access service edge (SASE) is a network architecture that rolls software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN ) and security into a cloud service that promises simplified WAN deployment, improved efficiency and security, and to provide appropriate bandwidth per application.

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Data Center Connectivity: How to Use WAN for Competitive Advantage

Data Center Knowledge

Here's how WAN can help your organization's cloud, IT, and data center strategies. Cloud Computing Connectivity Featured Networking WAN wan optimizationIn today's digital market, organizations are trying to find ways to create more competitive advantages. Read More.

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Koch Industries embraces networking as a service

Venture Beast

Koch Industries transitions to WAN service provided by Alkira as part of its effort to consume IT infrastructure rather than build it. Cloud Enterprise Security VB Home Page Alkira category-/Business & Industrial cloud services Koch Industries networking WAN

Cloud culture calls for flexible networks

Computer Weekly

Cloud-based workloads demand more flexibility, so how can businesses rethink their WAN strategies to accommodate this

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How SD-WAN can improve your security strategy

Network World

One option is to implement a software-defined WAN ( SD-WAN ). I recently talked with Hamza Seqqat, director of solutions architecture at Apcela , to get his take on how SD-WAN affects security strategy. Seqqat helps enterprise organizations redefine their wide-area networks to accommodate the growing use of cloud-based applications and services. In our discussion, he outlined four areas where SD-WAN offers new security benefits.

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WAN Orchestration Leveraging Big Data

Data Center Knowledge

We are entering an era of branch office and cloud connectivity where a single static WAN resource will not be able to provide service levels that organizations demand from their networks, writes Dr. Cahit Akin of Mushroom Networks. WAN orchestration is a powerful concept that will help facilitate.

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Cisco adds AMP to SD-WAN for ISR/ASR routers

Network World

Cisco has added support for Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) to its million-plus ISR/ASR edge routers, in an effort to reinforce branch and core network malware protection at across the SD-WAN. Cisco last year added its Viptela SD-WAN technology to the IOS XE version 16.9.1 More about SD-WAN. How to buy SD-WAN technology: Key questions to consider when selecting a supplier. What are the options for security SD-WAN?

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Palo Alto grows SD-WAN platform buy snapping-up CloudGenix for $420M

Network World

With an eye towards significantly bolstering its edge networking offerings, Palo Alto has entered into an agreement to buy cloud-based SD-WAN vendor CloudGenix for $420 million in cash.

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How SD-WAN is evolving into Secure Access Service Edge

Network World

SASE, pronounced "sassy," stands for secure access service edge, and it's being positioned by Gartner as the next big thing in enterprise networking. The technology category, which Gartner and other network experts first introduced earlier this year, converges the WAN edge and network security into a cloud-based, as-a-service delivery model. SASE brings together security and networking.

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IDG Contributor Network: When SD-WAN is more than SD-WAN

Network World

As the SD-WAN market has matured, one thing has become very clear: SD-WAN will not exist on its own. The technology is merging with other networking technologies, ultimately becoming a feature of a much larger bundle. Predominantly, we’re seeing security and SD-WANs merge. Just consider some of the activity: Velocloud recently announced its SD-WAN Security Technology Partner Program to integrate with other security vendor’s products.

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Palo Alto grows SD-WAN platform by snapping-up CloudGenix for $420M

Network World

With an eye towards significantly bolstering its edge networking offerings, Palo Alto has entered into an agreement to buy cloud-based SD-WAN vendor CloudGenix for $420 million in cash.

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IDG Contributor Network: Can SD-WANs meet standards requirements?

Network World

When Amazon first rolled out AWS, few could imagine servers running in the cloud. I find SD-WANs to be facing a similar battle. It’s inconceivable to many that an SD-WAN could replace MPLS. At one recent client, a chemical company, the team was looking to transition from MPLS to SD-WAN. The security group, though, could not accept the fact that SD-WANs met the requirements stipulated by CFATS (Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards) guiding the chemical industry.

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Aryaka gains SASE features with Secucloud acquisition

Venture Beast

Aryaka acquires Secucloud to add SASE services to its existing portfolio of SD-WAN services for a post-pandemic world. Cloud Enterprise Security VB Home Page Aryaka category-/Computers & Electronics/Networking/VPN & Remote Access SASE SD-WAN Secucloud

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How SD-WAN can improve your security strategy

Network World

One option is to implement a software-defined WAN ( SD-WAN ). I recently talked with Hamza Seqqat, director of solutions architecture at Apcela , to get his take on how SD-WAN affects security strategy. Seqqat helps enterprise organizations redefine their wide-area networks to accommodate the growing use of cloud-based applications and services. In our discussion, he outlined four areas where SD-WAN offers new security benefits.

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IDG Contributor Network: The new branch office SD-WAN model

Network World

Wrapping up an SD-WAN workshop session with a client last week, I reflected on how rapidly the branch office WAN connectivity and management model is changing. Some great opportunities are emerging for enterprise IT teams that can materially impact how the network is designed, paid for and managed. Public cloud is driving a lightweight edge security model.

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Why the cloud will never eat the data center

Network World

So, just suppose that the cloud did what some radical thinkers say, and “absorbed the network”. Companies are already committed to a virtual form of networking for their WAN services, based on VPN s or SD-WAN , rather than building their own WANs from pipes and routers.

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Survey finds SD-WANs are hot, but satisfaction with telcos is not

Network World

This week SD-WAN vendor Cato Networks announced the results of its Telcos and the Future of the WAN in 2019 survey. More than 70% had a network with more than 10 locations, and almost a quarter (24%) had over 100 sites. All of the respondents have a cloud presence, and almost 80% have at least two data centers. The study was a mix of companies of all sizes, with 42% being enterprise-class (over 2,500 employees).

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Cisco and Google announce joint SD-WAN cloud hub

Tech Republic Cloud

The multicloud network fabric helps facilitate application use across the enterprise and improve customer experience

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Fortinet upgrades for better cloud, SD-WAN protection

Network World

Fortinet has rolled out a new version of its FortiOS operating system that gives customers the ability to manage security capabilities across their cloud assets and software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) environments. More on Network World: DARPA to eliminate “patch & pray” by baking chips with cybersecurity fortification + To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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Exec: How SDN, SD-WAN, security fit in VMware's strategy

Network World

It has been just 10 months since Tom Gillis became VMware 's senior vice president and general manager of its networking and security business, and in that time he has overseen some major changes in the company’s core products.

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Cyan’s Planet Orchestrate Integrates Cloud, NFV and WAN

Data Center Knowledge

Solution seeks to bring together disparate network resources and orchestrate them centrally Read More. Networking cyan NFV sdn

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Enterprise IT in 2014 – Under-the-Radar Challenges with WAN Bandwidth, BYOD, and XP Security

CTOvision

Over the last year, IT budgets saw modest growth as departments embraced mobile, cloud and virtualization in record numbers. Limited WAN Bandwidth. In a 2014 Next-Generation WAN Survey , 68 percent of respondents said demand for WAN bandwidth will increase over the next year. As the number of connected devices grows—from smartphones to tablets, and more—this strain on WAN bandwidth is inevitable.

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VMware highlights security in COVID-era networking

Network World

More about SD-WAN : How to buy SD-WAN technology: Key questions to consider when selecting a supplier • What SD-Branch is and why you'll need it • What are the options for securing SD-WAN? It's time to rethink security for the cloud.

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IDG Contributor Network: Implementing secure WANs in the cloud age

Network World

Cloud-based applications provide IT organizations with an agile and cost effective means for expanding the range of services they provide and delivering new productivity tools requested by teams, departments or lines of business. Despite this growing adoption of cloud services, many enterprises have resisted connecting their remote offices directly to application providers over the public Internet.

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Welcome to Fog Computing: Extending the Cloud to the Edge

Data Center Knowledge

Featured Cisco Cloud Computing edge networking edge services fog computing streaming WAN There''s a new buzz word in distributed computing - Fog Computing. The idea of fog computing is to distribute data to move it closer to the end-user to eliminate latency and numerous hops, and support mobile computing and data streaming.

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How SD-Branch addresses today’s network security concerns

Network World

Secure software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) has become one of the hottest new technologies, with some reports claiming that 85% of companies are actively considering SD-WAN to improve cloud-based application performance, replace expensive and inflexible fixed WAN connections, and increase security.

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Top Actions From Gartner Hype Cycle for Cloud Security, 2020

CEB IT

Cloud computing has proven battle-ready. During COVID-19, cloud demonstrated it can support unplanned and unexpected needs. In reality, the public cloud can be made secure enough for most uses. “You can stop worrying about whether you can trust your cloud provider.”

Meta Networks builds user security into its Network-as-a-Service

Network World

Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) is growing in popularity and availability for those organizations that don’t want to host their own LAN or WAN, or that want to complement or replace their traditional network with something far easier to manage. With NaaS, a service provider creates a multi-tenant wide area network comprised of geographically dispersed points of presence (PoPs) connected via high-speed Tier 1 carrier links that create the network backbone.

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Palo Alto shapes SASE package for hybrid enterprises

Network World

Palo Alto Networks has bolted together its SD-WAN and security technologies to offer an integrated, cloud-based, secure-access service edge (SASE) offering aimed at simplifying distributed enterprises.

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Who’s selling SASE and what do you get?

Network World

Secure access service edge (SASE) architecture rolls networking and security into a cloud service, making it easier for enterprises to provide simple, secure access to corporate resources, but it’s still in its infancy.

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How to Get Started With Ubiquiti's Cloud Hosted UniFi Controller

IT Toolbox

So you’re shopping for a network solution. Maybe it’s just Wi-Fi, or maybe you’re looking for the proverbial “full stack”, with WAN/LAN/and WLAN. And… you’ve decided you want it cloud-managed and at ridiculously low cost. Welcome to Ubiquiti UniFi in the cloud, baby. But how to get started? I been there, I tellya. And I’m

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Flash Boys, the Capital Markets…and Solving Enterprise Application Performance in the Cloud

Data Center Knowledge

Mirroring the evolution of technology within the global capital markets, many of today’s digital enterprises are migrating to next-generation architectures that integrate network and cloud hubs into enterprise data centers and the WAN. Read More. Industry Perspectives

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7 Software Defined Networking Considerations » Data Center.

Data Center Knowledge

7 Software Defined Networking Considerations. 7 Software Defined Networking Considerations. The move toward software defined networks (SDN) in the data center is no longer a question of “if” or “when,” but “how.” The good news is that data center networks will receive more attention and product development than other technologies (such as WANs and LANs). 2) The size of an organization’s network. Networking. Cloud Computing. About DCK.

What to expect from SASE certifications

Network World

Secure access service edge ( SASE ) is a network architecture that rolls SD-WAN and security into a single, centrally managed cloud service that promises simplified WAN deployment, improved security, and better performance.

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Product Review: Paessler PRTG Network Monitor

Galido

Information Technology Blog - - Product Review: Paessler PRTG Network Monitor - Information Technology Blog. PRTG Network Monitor from Paessler AG is a powerful network monitoring solution. This network software is not only powerful but also easy to use. PRTG is network software that monitors your entire infrastructure 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and alerts you to problems before users even realize it. Problems in the network cause emergencies in business.

VMware and VeloCloud announce their networking and security strategy

Network World

It’s been a few months since VMware closed its acquisition of VeloCloud, a prominent SD-WAN provider. In that time, the two companies have worked to integrate their products, and recently they announced a unified strategy called the Virtual Cloud Network. This has profound implications on the network that needs to support all of this.

Cisco preps now for the hybrid workforce

Network World

Work-from employees will no longer be treated as a second-class citizen, which means they will get best-in-class technology including SD-WAN appliances, cellular backup alternatives, zero trust security support and maybe even battery backup.

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Edge computing: 5 potential pitfalls

Network World

Edge computing is gaining steam as an enterprise IT strategy with organizations looking to push storage and analytics closer to where data is gathered, as in IoT networks. How to choose a cloud IoT platform (InfoWorld). Edge computing: 5 potential pitfalls (Network World).

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