What Is SD-WAN (Software-Defined WAN)? Definition, Solutions, and Benefits

IT Toolbox

Increasingly used in large network setups, SD-WAN uses web-based tunnels, firewall software, and virtual technologies to connect remote endpoints. The post What Is SD-WAN (Software-Defined WAN)? network management Networking Software Defined Networking wide area network

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How to Implement AIOps for SD-WAN in Your Network

Information Week

Bringing this powerful capability to SD-WAN transforms branch infrastructure and reduces complexity. (Sponsored Article) Artificial intelligence for operations has been instrumental in automating functions and simplifying operations.

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SD-WAN Sunsets And ZTE Emerges

Forrester Digital Transformation

Software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) has started to ride off into the sunset (which is long overdue). For some time, you might see some vendors wandering around aimlessly, hoping to sell you a SD-WAN solution, but for the most part, the networking market is moving on.

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Controlling Priority Traffic with SD-WAN

Association of Information Technology Professional

SD-WAN offers many benefits for organizations looking to modernize networks around applications

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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.

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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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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. Get regularly scheduled insights by signing up for Network World newsletters. ]

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Required Capabilities for Effective and Secure SD-WAN: The Network Leader’s Guide

Tech Republic Security

There are three main trends driving organizations to replace outdated wide-area networking (WAN) infrastructures with a secure software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) solution. Digital acceleration that leverages Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) increases traffic demands, cost, and performance bottlenecks of multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) connectivity over traditional WAN infrastructures. Digital Transformation Networking Securit

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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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Fortinet Secure SD-WAN Continually Received Analyst and Peer Recognition

Tech Republic Security

Fortinet Secure SD-WAN has caught the attention of industry analysts. Our unique Security-Driven Networking solution consolidates security and networking in one FortiGate hardware appliance or virtual machine. FortiGate appliances deliver the world’s only ASIC-accelerated secure SD-WAN solutions. This transforms the WAN experience by delivering high-performance, reliable, and secure connectivity with self-healing capabilities and scalability without.

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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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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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Data Center Connectivity: Why Your WAN is More Critical Than Ever

Data Center Knowledge

Featured Networking WAN wan optimizationCloud and wireless traffic are breaking new ground. Is your business keeping up? Read More.

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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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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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Megaport Virtual Edge vs Equinix Network Edge: Compare top edge computing platforms

Tech Republic

Selecting the best virtual network infrastructure could be challenging for your business. The post Megaport Virtual Edge vs Equinix Network Edge: Compare top edge computing platforms appeared first on TechRepublic.

Aryaka broadens enterprise targets with managed SD-WAN, SASE services

Network World

Aryaka Networks is looking to target more enterprises with a new managed secure access service edge (SASE) offering and an improved, lower cost SD-WAN offerings. Aryaka is known for offering WAN and SD-WAN services over its global Layer 2 network with more than 40 points.

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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. WAN challenges steer Sixt to cloud-native SASE deployment (Network World).

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Is SD-WAN a Better Bet for Unified Communications?

Information Week

As momentum continues to build for managed services with SD-WAN, providers try to make the case to migrate communications to these networks

Cisco tags critical security holes in SD-WAN software

Network World

Cisco has noted and fixed two critical and a number of high-degree vulnerabilities in its SD-WAN software portfolio. out of 10–is vulnerability in the web-based management interface of Cisco SD-WAN vManage Software.

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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. There’s another dimension, though, to SD-WAN security that we didn’t discuss and that’s about the WAN.

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Exinda Launches WAN Orchestration Platform

Data Center Knowledge

Exinda''s Network Orchestrator is a WAN Orchestration solution for network managers and administrators Read More. Networking exinda

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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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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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Secure Access Service Edge (SASE): The Security-Driven SD-WAN

CompTIA on Cybersecurity

Learn how SD-WAN and SASE can complement one another to design a network with more contextual intelligence and central policy management

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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 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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Cisco warns of five SD-WAN security weaknesses

Network World

Cisco has issued five warnings about security weaknesses in its SD-WAN offerings, three of them on the high-end of the vulnerability scale.

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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

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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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.

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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What is SASE (Secure Access Service Edge)? Meaning, Working, and Benefits

IT Toolbox

SASE is an IT architecture that bundles network and security functions into a single platform. SASE SD-WAN secure access service edgeThe post What is SASE (Secure Access Service Edge)? Meaning, Working, and Benefits appeared first on Spiceworks.

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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NFV helps telcos save money on WAN infrastructure

Computer Weekly

Telecoms providers are optimising their services through network function virtualisation, How does this affect your network strategy

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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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New report looks at SD-WAN deployment and preferences across industries

Tech Republic Cloud

Microsoft Azure earns top marks and financial services lead the way in SD-WAN adoption, according to a report from Barracuda Networks

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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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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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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 Networks bulks-up its SASE portfolio

Network World

Palo Alto Networks is reinforcing the security and operational features of its Prisma secure-access service edge (SASE) package. In addition the company is expanding its family of Ion SD-WAN security devices to provide additional configuration options. [

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