Cloudflare introduces SD-WAN- and firewall-as-a-service offerings

Tech Republic Security

In a bid to replace MPLS circuits and SD-WAN appliances, Cloudflare has introduced Magic WAN and Magic Firewall and partnerships with VMware, Aruba, Digital Realty, CoreSite and EdgeConneX

Cisco expands its SD-WAN software for wider reach, better security

Network World

Cisco has broadened the scope of Cisco SD-WAN software by growing its reach and security, and expanding its support for deploying multi-region WAN fabric. They want to connect these users as reliably and securely as these users would be in an office environment,” he said. [

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Cisco SD-WAN software gains broader application access, enhanced analytics

Network World

Cisco has tweaked its flagship SD-WAN software package to increase customer application flexibility and improve visibility into the performance of distributed resources. The company announced Cisco SD-WAN release 17.8, SD-WAN buyers guide: Key questions to ask vendors.

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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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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. Tech Spotlight: Security. WFH security lessons learned from the pandemic (Computerworld). WAN challenges steer Sixt to cloud-native SASE deployment (Network World).

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How SD-WAN can improve your security strategy

Network World

Data breaches and security threats are a top concern among IT leaders, yet it’s harder than ever to hire skilled security professionals. That has organizations looking for ways to more easily improve their security strategy. 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.

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Gartner: SSE is SASE minus the SD-WAN

Network World

Secure access service edge, a term Gartner coined in 2019, combines security and networking in a single, scalable, cloud-based platform that fits well in a world in which employees work from home and mostly access cloud-based apps and services.

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How SD-WAN can improve your security strategy

Network World

Data breaches and security threats are a top concern among IT leaders, yet it’s harder than ever to hire skilled security professionals. That has organizations looking for ways to more easily improve their security strategy. 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.

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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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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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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. XP Will Cause Significant Security Issues.

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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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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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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

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. 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. Cato Networks built its own integrated security and networking stack in the cloud.

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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. With FortiOS 5.6,

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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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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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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. This is particularly true for security teams. At one recent client, a chemical company, the team was looking to transition from MPLS to SD-WAN. Any innovative technology faces a battle of doubt. Before Salesforce, many thought CRM to be too critical to run as SaaS.

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VMware highlights security in COVID-era networking

Network World

As enterprise workloads continue to move off-premises and employees continue to work remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, securing that environment remains a critical challenge for IT. It's time to rethink security for the cloud.

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We Don't Need Jedi's

Forrester IT

Obi Wan had the means to solve our cyber security talent shortage all along. Obi Wan teaches this young bad haircut having farm boy how to be a Jedi, he indoctrinates him in the methods and practices of the Jedi Order and provides him with a weapon and skills that enable him to perform his purpose more effectively and with an efficiency far beyond his years, and he does this all very quickly (like stupid quickly if you think about it …). cyber security.

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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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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. Public cloud is driving a lightweight edge security model. Most people agree that SD-WAN can facilitate service chaining, and a selective backhaul model is interesting to many enterprises that want to concentrate next-generation firewall services in larger locations.

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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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SASE or SSE? Don’t let hype distract from enterprise needs

Network World

Secure access service edge ( SASE ) has generated a buzz over the last couple of years, particularly in light of the pandemic and its associated surge in remote employees.

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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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IT pros need to weigh in on that ‘sassy’ security model

Network World

Cloud services that provide both network and security intelligence are gaining popularity because they are easy to consume and they improve agility. Similarly, a model known as SD-Branch is providing network and security functionality at the WAN edge on a single platform. SASE (pronounced “sassy”) would primarily be delivered as a cloud-based service, Gartner says.

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How to buy SASE

Network World

Wouldn’t it be great if there were a cloud-based service that combined networking and security so that users located anywhere could safely and efficiently access applications and data located anywhere?

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The impact of 5G and cloud on telco capex and opex

TM Forum

The rise in CSPs moving services to the cloud has exacerbated this trend as the spending they make with cloud service providers is on a usage basis in an as-a-service model. Cloud-native systems.

WFH security lessons from the pandemic

ComputerWorld IT Management

Tech Spotlight: Security. WFH security lessons from the pandemic (Computerworld). WAN challenges steer Sixt to cloud-native SASE deployment (Network World). 6 security risks in software development — and how to address them (InfoWorld).

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Secure LAN Messaging

Galido

If your company’s policy is to maintain an independent network with safe, secure and effective intra-office communication, external cloud messaging applications may not meet your needs. Here is one application that is serverless, maintains security, encryption, and doesn’t even need an Internet connection, . Security. LAN, WAN, VPN and VLAN Support. The post Secure LAN Messaging appeared first on Information Technology Blog.

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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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How to protect your business when you’re working on the cloud

Galido

Information Technology Blog - - How to protect your business when you’re working on the cloud - Information Technology Blog. The benefits of cloud computing are numerous – and on-going developments in the technology are making accessing these benefits ever-easier, whether you’re a huge corporation or a fresh out of the blocks start-up. In fact, the vast majority of cloud-based data security issues in 2017 stemmed from loss, rather than malicious intent. Cloud Securit

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. The PoPs peer with cloud services to facilitate customer access to cloud applications such as SaaS offerings, as well as to infrastructure services from the likes of Amazon, Google and Microsoft.

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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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WFH security lessons from the pandemic

Computerworld Vertical IT

Tech Spotlight: Security. WFH security lessons from the pandemic (Computerworld). WAN challenges steer Sixt to cloud-native SASE deployment (Network World). 6 security risks in software development — and how to address them (InfoWorld). The COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on business processes changed the security dynamic in a big way, making matters even more complex. Shifts to cloud services were accelerated.

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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.

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How to tailor SASE to your enterprise

Network World

Businesses considering the secure access service edge (SASE) model need to understand that there are numerous ways to implement it that can be tailored to their future needs and the realities of their legacy networks.

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Edge computing: 5 potential pitfalls

Network World

Securing the edge: 4 trends to watch (CSO). How to choose a cloud IoT platform (InfoWorld). Its potential upsides are undeniable, including improved latency as well as reduced WAN bandwidth and transmission costs.

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Cisco, others, shine a light on VPN split-tunneling

Network World

As the work-from-home trend grows due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for secure access to enterprise resources continues to grow and with it the demand for ever-more VPN.

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The lesser-discussed points of service operations transformation

TM Forum

One IT strategy manager at a north American operator told me he thinks the vendor market for systems like order management (OM) is ripe for major disruption as the current group of large leading OSS vendors aren’t doing enough to drive towards cloud-native characteristics.

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Maria Lensing: The Network Platform for Healthcare’s Future

Cloud Musings

and · Maintain security and privacy across all of these connections. With technologies like software-defined wide-area network (SD-WAN), AT&T healthcare solutions team is not talking about replacement technology. SD-WAN can also reduce the management costs and allow a business to seamlessly transition between all of those other critical technologies (i.e., As a girl, Maria and her family traveled to Memphis, Tennessee to get cancer treatment for her sick brother.

How NaaS deployment is shaping up

TM Forum

Telstra’s Mark Sanders, Principal Network Cloud, noted that his company has “a strong NaaS program and are well along, continuing to enhance our composition capabilities and [employ] Open APIs. Early examples focus on SD-WAN. Orange aims for cloud connectivity.

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