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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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. In our discussion, he outlined four areas where SD-WAN offers new security benefits. Data breaches and security threats are a top concern among IT leaders, yet it’s harder than ever to hire skilled security professionals.

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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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Help Me Obi Wan

IT Toolbox

When old Ben Kenobi sat down with Luke Skywalker to listen to a plea for help from Princess Leia, the audience for the first Star Wars movie saw a hologram of Leia, delivering her message to the Jedi knight. Now, Digital Video Enterprises (DVE), one of the few telepresence solution providers, has announced the launch of the DVE Holo-Suite, which can create ultra-realistic holographic images of people

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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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Learn From Telcos And Network Infrastructure Vendors About Innovations For Networked Solutions

Forrester IT

age of the customer communications infrastructure Innovation local area network (LAN)/wide area network (WAN) network management networking software-defined networking (SDN) telecommunications services virtual network infrastructure (VNI

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. 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. The WAN: Risk and reward for today’s attackers.

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How SD-WAN is evolving into Secure Access Service Edge

Network World

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. There are a handful of existing SD-WAN providers, including Cato Networks, Juniper, Fortinet and Versa, that are expected to compete in the emerging SASE market. There will be other SD-WAN vendors jumping on this wagon, and the industry is likely to see another wave of startups.

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Wachter's Migration to SD-WAN Brought It Savings Over MPLS

Information Week

SD-WAN continues to become more mainstream as businesses realize greater flexibility and reduced costs

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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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The Realities of Rural 5G Deployment in the US

Forrester IT

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.

Cisco patches serious SD-WAN software security holes

Network World

Cisco has patched security vulnerabilities in four packages of SD-WAN Solution software that address buffer overflow, arbitrary file override and privilege access weaknesses that could have led to denial-of-service attacks or access problems.

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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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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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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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3 things to consider before making the leap to SD-WAN

Tech Republic Cloud

SD-WAN is becoming popular with enterprises that need latency-sensitive applications support

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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 issues firewall, SD-WAN security warnings

Network World

Amongst Cisco’s dump of 27 security advisories today only one was rated as critical – a vulnerability in its Firepower firewall system that could let an attacker bypass authentication and execute arbitrary actions with administrative privileges on a particular device. The Firepower Management Center (FMC) vulnerability – which was rated at 9.8 out of 10 – comes from improper handling of Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) authentication responses from an external authentication server.

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Cisco talks 2017 SD-WAN predictions

Network World

There certainly was a ton of hype in Software Defined-WAN arena in 2016 but to be fair there was a lot of actual deployment of technology and services as well. In December Gartner wrote that spending on SD-WAN products will rise from $129 million in 2016 to $1.24 billion in 2020.

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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. [ See where SDN is going and learn the difference between SDN and NFV. | Get regularly scheduled insights by signing up for Network World newsletters. ].

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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. In our discussion, he outlined four areas where SD-WAN offers new security benefits. Data breaches and security threats are a top concern among IT leaders, yet it’s harder than ever to hire skilled security professionals.

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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. The study was a mix of companies of all sizes, with 42% being enterprise-class (over 2,500 employees). 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.

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Siaras Launches WAN-as-a-Service for Interconnecting Clouds

Data Center Knowledge

Startup seeks to fix misalignment between cloud application deployment and WAN provisioning Read More. Cloud Computing Connectivity

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VeloCloud launches an SD-WAN security ecosystem

Network World

It’s a great time to be in the SD-WAN business. IDC estimates that worldwide SD-WAN revenues will exceed $6 billion in 2020, with a compound annual growth rate of more than 90% over the 2015-to-2020 forecast period. By 2018, 82% are expected to be using SD-WAN. This column is available in a weekly newsletter called IT Best Practices. Click here to subscribe.

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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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New Hyper-V Forum New WAN-Optimized Replication & Backup O365

Anoop

The post New Hyper-V Forum New WAN-Optimized Replication & Backup O365 appeared first on SCCM Intune Real World Enterprise Experience Blog by Anoop C Nair. There is three breaking news from Altaro last week. There is a new Office 365 backup and restore solution in the town. And one latest version of VM backup solution called Altaro VM backup 8.0. The latest news is there is a new community forum for IT Pros from Altaro, and it’s called A Dojo forum […].

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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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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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. Masergy bundles SD-WAN (Silver Peak and its own technology) with third-party security services in the cloud.

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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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Applying Frame Relay to a WAN Solution

IT Toolbox

The firm selected frame relay as the technology basis for the broadband inter-network and the selected a national communications company as the frame relay IXC provider. LECs in each city provided the connection between the offices and the core network

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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.

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Applying ATM to a WAN Solution

IT Toolbox

An optical backbone, operated at the OC-3c rate of 155 Mbps, connects ATM switches from Fore Systems Inc. bought by Ericsson), at each location. Sun workstations (bought out by Oracle) connect to the ATM switches using a 100Mbps TAXI interface

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Cisco patches serious SD-WAN software security holes

Network World

Cisco has patched security vulnerabilities in four packages of SD-WAN Solution software that address buffer overflow, arbitrary file override and privilege access weaknesses that could have led to denial-of-service attacks or access problems.

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Insurance broker Simply Business ditches legacy MPLS for SD-WAN

Computer Weekly

Insurance business finds networking a breeze after ditching its unresponsive managed services provider and implementing VeloCloud’s latest software-defined wide area network technology

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

Network World

How can a WAN deliver the flexibility and agility necessary to help an organization grow without increasing exposure to data breaches and other security problems? As enterprises endeavor to expand domestic and global footprints, agile network infrastructure connectivity across geographies continues to prove an ongoing challenge.

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