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Leaving the Traditional Network WANosaurus Behind with SD-WAN

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Let's get this straight. There's a reason dinosaurs are extinct. Scientists don't all agree why, but the fact remains; they ruled for a long time, and now they're gone. IT people can relate to this, since tech works in a similar, but more accelerated, cyclical fashion. In fact, it's happening now in enterprise networking, with SD-WAN. After a 15 year hiatus, during which MPLS ruled the Earth, a new cycle of network innovation is dawning. The days of the traditional WANosaurus – networks designed for a different kind of enterprise computing environment – are numbered. The era of agile, reliable, cost effective SD-WAN is here.

How SD-WAN Can Take on Branch Office Security Challenges

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Prior to SD-WAN, multi-location enterprise networks needed to rely solely on local protection at the branch office level from a data security perspective. This typically meant point security appliances at the network boundary in the branch office, which combine functionality including firewalls and unified threat management for local use (content filters, data loss protection, data encryption services, etc.). Moving to SD-WAN introduces new options for taking on typical multi-office network security challenges. Following is a summary of those challenges, and an explanation of how SD-WAN, along with other security solutions, can help mitigate them.

A Win-WAN For Enterprise: UCaaS Over SD-WAN

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Downtime, latency, constantly growing demand for bandwidth and a proliferation of cloud-based apps have paved the way for software-defined wide area networks (SD-WAN) – a more efficient, agile enterprise network alternative that offers a better foundation for voice, data and productivity enhancing, XaaS applications, such as Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS).

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