TNS Taps Fortinet’s Secure SD-WAN Solution

CTOvision

Transaction Network Services (TNS), a leader in fintech payment services, recently announced the launch of TNS Secure SD-WAN which leverages Fortinet’s leading Secure SD-WAN solution. In partnership with Fortinet, TNS Secure […].

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Cisco tool makes it easier to meld SD-WAN, security domains

Network World

Cisco has upgraded two of its core software programs to make it easier for enterprise customers to secure data-center and WAN -connected resources.

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Barracuda has launched a new SD-WAN service built on Microsoft Azure

CTOvision

Barracuda Networks Inc. has announced a new secure SD-WAN service built natively on Microsoft Azure. The new Barracuda CloudGen WAN service is the first SD-WAN solution that runs inside Azure […].

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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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IDG Contributor Network: SD-WAN facilitates security on the WAN

Network World

With RSA San Francisco—one of, if not the biggest security show of the year—behind us, it’s a good time to revisit security and SD-WANs. I know, we already lived through Yoda’s prognostications about the future of networking and security. In that blog post, we spoke about vendor approaches to securing the new Internet connections created by SD-WAN. The WAN: Risk and reward for today’s attackers.

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SD-WAN creates new security challenges

Network World

SD-WAN products have been available for the better part of five years. As any technology matures and moves out of the early adopter phase, the buying criteria changes — and SD-WAN is no different. In 2018, a ZK Research survey asked respondents to rank SD-WAN buying criteria, and security came out as the top response, well ahead of technology innovation and price.

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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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SD-WAN creates new security challenges

Network World

SD-WAN products have been available for the better part of five years. As any technology matures and moves out of the early adopter phase, the buying criteria changes — and SD-WAN is no different. In 2018, a ZK Research survey asked respondents to rank SD-WAN buying criteria, and security came out as the top response, well ahead of technology innovation and price.

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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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Cisco urges patching flaws in data-center, SD-WAN gear

Network World

Cisco has issued a number of critical security advisories for its data center manager and SD-WAN offering customers should deal with now. On the data center side, the most critical – with a threat score of 9.8

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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: Security serves as an essential component to growing an enterprise with SD-WAN

Network World

As enterprises endeavor to expand domestic and global footprints, agile network infrastructure connectivity across geographies continues to prove an ongoing challenge. In particular, ensuring that data shared over these networks is protected from unauthorized access is a primary directive in today’s evolving cyber threat landscape. After all, if the cost of convenience is increased network vulnerabilities, can it be considered a sound approach?

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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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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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Report: Mirai tries to wrap its tentacles around SD-WAN

Network World

Mirai – the software that has hijacked hundreds of thousands of internet-connected devices to launch massive DDoS attacks – now goes beyond recruiting just IoT products; it also includes code that seeks to exploit a vulnerability in corporate SD-WAN gear. More about SD-WAN To read this article in full, please click here (Insider Story

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

CTOvision

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. However, only 15 percent of those surveyed said they were planning to expand WAN capacity. Securing these devices is nearly impossible because they are not corporate controlled.

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What are the options for securing SD-WAN?

Network World

A key component of SD-WAN is its ability to secure unreliable Internet links and identify anomalous traffic flows. SD-WAN technology providers are continuing to increase their native security features and to create robust ecosystems of network-security partners. [ Get regularly scheduled insights by signing up for Network World newsletters. ].

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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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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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Remote Office In A Box (ROBO) Is Back, And It’s Called SD- WAN

Forrester's Customer Insights

Over the last decade and a half, networking vendors have been using various methods to bundle wired, wireless, voice over IP, and security products into a solution sale.

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Report: Mirai tries to hook its tentacles into SD-WAN

Network World

Mirai – the software that has hijacked hundreds of thousands of internet-connected devices to launch massive DDoS attacks – now goes beyond recruiting just IoT products; it also includes code that seeks to exploit a vulnerability in corporate SD-WAN gear. More about SD-WAN To read this article in full, please click here

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IDG Contributor Network: The case for securing the SD-WAN

Network World

Among other things, this rapidly evolving threat environment can be attributed to new and expanding threat vectors that have opened the door for external threats to reach critical business assets via non-corporate entities, whether through a consumer device, poorly secured partner network or branch office.

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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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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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Cloudflare wants to be your corporate network backbone with centralized management and security

Network World

Magic WAN and Magic Firewall aim to simplify linking sites and datacenters while allowing organizations to better enforce security policies

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

Network World

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. 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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SD-WANs get IPv6 support from Versa

Network World

Software Defined Networking vendor Versa this week added support for IPv6 to its SD- WAN and security packages. According to Kumar Mehta , founder and CDO of Versa Networks by supporting IPv4 and IPv6 for SD-WAN and SD-Security, customers will have the flexibility to design their WAN under IPv4 today and protect it from obsolescence as they switch over to IPv6 in the future.

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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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IDG Contributor Network: Implementing secure WANs in the cloud age

Network World

The only way to mitigate these is by creating extensive security policies at each location. Over the past few years most organizations have significantly increased their reliance on the Internet, primarily due to the outsourcing of utility applications like email, unified communications, ERP, CRM, etc. to SaaS providers.

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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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Top Actions From Gartner Hype Cycle for Cloud Security, 2020

CEB IT

Organizations may no longer question its utility, but security remains a commonly cited reason for avoiding it. In reality, the public cloud can be made secure enough for most uses. Here are three technologies from the Gartner Hype Cycle for Cloud Security, 2020, to action right now.

NEWS UPDATE: The impact of COVID-19 on public networks and security

Network World

As the coronavirus spreads, public and private companies as well as government entities are requiring employees to work from home, putting unforeseen strain on all manner of networking technologies and causing bandwidth and security concerns.

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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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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.

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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Juniper bolsters wireless security; fights against encrypted malicious threats

Network World

Juniper is filling out its enterprise security portfolio this week by integrating support for its Mist wireless customers and adding the capability for customers to gain better visibility and control over encrypted traffic threats. With the new additions, Juniper is looking to buttress its ability to let users secure all traffic traversing the enterprise network via campus, WAN or data center.

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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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The Realities of Rural 5G Deployment in the US

Forrester's Customer Insights

Early last week, Ajit Pai, the Chairman of the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced his approval of the merger of T-Mobile and Sprint. This will result in a third mega-carrier in the US mobile wireless market, which is a good move for consumers like you and me. I am glad this deal will now […].

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.

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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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