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5 Myths About Enterprise SD-WAN

Published By: Forcepoint     Published Date: Jun 06, 2019
Five false assumptions about SD-WAN By now, almost everyone knows something about software-defined-wide-area networking (SD-WAN). SD-WAN is getting a lot of buzz over its MPLS counterpart, but every innovation in tech comes with certain misconceptions—it’s just part of the territory. Can SD-WAN take the place of internet? SD-WAN doesn’t require on-premises hardware, right? Outside of cost, is it really better than MPLS? Read “Secure Enterprise SD-WAN Myths” for answers to these questions and more, clarity around SD-WAN’s advantages and limitations, and how Forcepoint can help you implement secure SD-WAN for your distributed enterprise. And yes—SD-WAN really is better than MPLS.
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Enterprise SD-WAN in the Real World

Published By: Forcepoint     Published Date: Jun 06, 2019
Unlike traditional network architectures, software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN) makes it possible to harness existing network technology to better align operations and business policies. While many companies identify a need to evolve to SD-WAN, they are not always convinced SD-WAN can deliver the necessary enterprise capabilities. Join us for a webinar with Link-Connect to learn how they use Forcepoint NGFWs to deliver enterprise-class SD-WAN to manage more than 400 sites from a single management console. In this webcast, learn how Forcepoint NGFW: Simplifies operations. Management is easier with central management, visibility and hierarchical policies. Saves investment dollars. Smarter use of capacity and the ability to visualize and prioritize traffic reduces connectivity costs. Boosts business outcomes. Optimized capacity, increased security and ensured high availability
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Whitepaper: Architecture matters, 7 questions (by Jim Metzler)

Published By: VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud     Published Date: May 21, 2019
The Wide Area Network (WAN) is in the midst of a significant evolution. Software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) is the key factor driving this evolution and bringing along with it many transformational changes. SD-WAN has enabled several new WAN uses cases, such as enabling reliable, secure and high performance support of software-as-a-service (SaaS), cloud compute, cloud storage, cloud security and the ability to use non-deterministic Internet services to provide business-class transport. The traditional WAN architecture was ill equipped to support these new use cases. As is usually the case with an emerging market, the first entrants into the SD-WAN space were start-ups. However, given the ability of SD-WAN to support both traditional and emerging WAN use cases, the market has recently been flooded with a range of vendors, solutions and technologies offering varying types of SD-WAN solutions. While having differing types of solutions provided by numerous suppliers is potentially beneficial, it
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Whitepaper: Demonstrating SD-WAN Business Value with ESG

Published By: VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud     Published Date: May 21, 2019
For many organizations, the wide area network (WAN) infrastructure that connects an enterprise’s remote and branch offices has not changed for decades. Over the years, organizations consolidated many regional data centers into a few highly available data center locations which meant that remote locations had to connect to centralized applications over WANs and all internet traffic went through these data centers as well. This introduced bandwidth constraints and latency issues. The development in WAN optimization provided incremental and measurable improvement in WAN performance and provided some bandwidth cost containment. However, that technology typically was only deployed at the most problematic sites that struggled to achieve acceptable levels of performance and user experience. It did not solve all the issues with WAN connectivity. WAN infrastructure planning was limited to increases in capacity that were met by provisioning additional carrier MPLS (multiprotocol label switching)
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SD-WAN Becomes the Network

Published By: VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud     Published Date: May 20, 2019
The network of yesterday is not the network that can take businesses into the future. As mission critical enterprise applications move to the cloud, wide area network (WAN) must adapt to become agile, flexible, and scale rapidly. Leading IT trends such as Internet of Things (IoT), Software as a Service (SaaS), cloud storage, enterprise mobility, emerging transport alternatives, and globalization increase the importance of how network assets are leveraged and how the network is conceptualized. The advantages of public and private data centers and cloud-based applications are significantly diminished if the network is slow, inflexible, and unpredictable. Erratic network performance with high latency, jitter and packet loss can significantly impact user adoption, satisfaction, and overall corporate productivity. As connectivity options continue to emerge, end users are no longer tethered to the office or to the localized applications and services that were trademarks of a primary or branc
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Secure Enterprise SD-WAN for Dummies

Published By: Forcepoint     Published Date: May 14, 2019
Keep Your Organization Up to Speed As your organization expands, you need a resilient, fast, and secure network — balancing all three is no easy task. A software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) provides a competitive advantage over traditional service provider options and "hub and spoke" architectures. This is where a software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) comes to the rescue. And deploying it today can provide a quantifiable competitive advantage. Gartner estimates SD-WAN has less than 5% market share today, but predicts 25% of users will manage their WAN through software within two years. "Secure Enterprise SD-WAN for Dummies" guides you step-by-step how to manage and secure digital networks with SD-WAN, with instructions even the most novice networking professional can understand. Read “Secure Enterprise SD-WAN for Dummies” and gain a competitive edge today!
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Secure Enterprise SD-WAN for Dummies

Published By: Forcepoint     Published Date: May 14, 2019
Keep Your Organization Up to Speed As your organization expands, you need a resilient, fast, and secure network — balancing all three is no easy task. A software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) provides a competitive advantage over traditional service provider options and "hub and spoke" architectures. This is where a software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) comes to the rescue. And deploying it today can provide a quantifiable competitive advantage. Gartner estimates SD-WAN has less than 5% market share today, but predicts 25% of users will manage their WAN through software within two years. "Secure Enterprise SD-WAN for Dummies" guides you step-by-step how to manage and secure digital networks with SD-WAN, with instructions even the most novice networking professional can understand. Read “Secure Enterprise SD-WAN for Dummies” and gain a competitive edge today!
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Secure Enterprise SD-WAN for Dummies

Published By: Forcepoint     Published Date: May 14, 2019
Keep Your Organization Up to Speed As your organization expands, you need a resilient, fast, and secure network — balancing all three is no easy task. A software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) provides a competitive advantage over traditional service provider options and "hub and spoke" architectures. This is where a software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) comes to the rescue. And deploying it today can provide a quantifiable competitive advantage. Gartner estimates SD-WAN has less than 5% market share today, but predicts 25% of users will manage their WAN through software within two years. "Secure Enterprise SD-WAN for Dummies" guides you step-by-step how to manage and secure digital networks with SD-WAN, with instructions even the most novice networking professional can understand. Read “Secure Enterprise SD-WAN for Dummies” and gain a competitive edge today!
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The Role of Diversity and Redundancy in Enterprise Business

Published By: Spectrum Enterprise     Published Date: Mar 01, 2019
To support business continuity, many organizations eagerly avoid putting all their eggs in one basket. Understanding the critical role of last-mile connectivity and always-available Internet access, savvy firms utilize redundant wide area network (WAN) and Internet connections from multiple service providers to ensure network availability in addition to load balancing. Despite the good intentions, their Internet connectivity risks may still be in a single basket. That is because internet service providers (ISPs) and competitive local exchange carriers (CLECs) may operate using leased network infrastructure from the same incumbent local exchange carrier (ILEC).
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Solution Brief: SD-WAN Simplified

Published By: VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud     Published Date: Feb 19, 2019
Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) is the application of software-based network technologies to WAN connections to more effectively route all network traffic between headquarters or data centers, remote and branch offices, and the cloud.
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SD-WAN: Architecture Matters - 7 Questions to Ask When Evaluating SD-WAN Solutions

Published By: VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud     Published Date: Feb 19, 2019
The Wide Area Network (WAN) is in the midst of a significant evolution. Software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) is the key factor driving this evolution and bringing along with it many transformational changes. SD-WAN has enabled several new WAN uses cases, such as enabling reliable, secure and high performance support of software-as-a-service (SaaS), cloud compute, cloud storage, cloud security and the ability to use non-deterministic Internet services to provide business-class transport. The traditional WAN architecture was ill equipped to support these new use cases. As is usually the case with an emerging market, the first entrants into the SD-WAN space were start-ups. However, given the ability of SD-WAN to support both traditional and emerging WAN use cases, the market has recently been flooded with a range of vendors, solutions and technologies offering varying types of SD-WAN solutions. While having differing types of solutions provided by numerous suppliers is potentially beneficial, it
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VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud

Doyle Research: SD-WAN Becomes the Network

Published By: VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud     Published Date: Feb 19, 2019
The network of yesterday is not the network that can take businesses into the future. As mission critical enterprise applications move to the cloud, wide area network (WAN) must adapt to become agile, flexible, and scale rapidly. Leading IT trends such as Internet of Things (IoT), Software as a Service (SaaS), cloud storage, enterprise mobility, emerging transport alternatives, and globalization increase the importance of how network assets are leveraged and how the network is conceptualized. The advantages of public and private data centers and cloud-based applications are significantly diminished if the network is slow, inflexible, and unpredictable. Erratic network performance with high latency, jitter and packet loss can significantly impact user adoption, satisfaction, and overall corporate productivity. As connectivity options continue to emerge, end users are no longer tethered to the office or to the localized applications and services that were trademarks of a primary or branc
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The Network Leaders’ Guide to Secure SD-WAN

Published By: Fortinet EMEA     Published Date: Dec 11, 2018
If you’re dealing with the high cost and complexities of delivering reliable wide area connectivity over traditional carrier-based networks, you’re probably considering some form of software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN). With the variety of constraints that you face, selecting the right SD-WAN solution for your enterprise may require a few compromises. Security, however, should not be one of them. There are various models for combining SD-WAN and network security, but only one that can truly be called “secure SD-WAN.” Fortinet, the most trusted name in network security, has leveraged its industry-leading FortiGate Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) to deliver integrated best-of-breed SD-WAN capabilities. Powered by the new FortiOS 6.0 operating system, SD-WANenabled FortiGate solutions provide the right level of service for every application, while ensuring effective protection from advanced evolving threats across your distributed enterprise.
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SD- WAN in the Age of Digital Transformation

Published By: Fortinet EMEA     Published Date: Nov 26, 2018
Most organizations are in the midst of some form of digital transformation (DX), transforming how they bring products and services to the market—and ultimately deliver value to their customers. But DX initiatives also bring complexity for the network operations team. With business-critical services distributed across multiple clouds, this leads to potential performance issues, especially at branch locations. Given these realities, it is no wonder that software-defined wide-area network (SD-WAN) technology is rapidly going mainstream. Unfortunately, SD-WAN is an example of the paradox of DX: transformative technology can potentially move the business to the next level, but the expanded attack surface it creates can expose the organization to significant risk. That is why an SD-WAN deployment, like every other DX effort, should be accompanied by a security transformation (SX) that rethinks outdated principles, broadens protection beyond the data center, and integrates the security archit
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What to Consider When Evaluating your SD-WAN Options

Published By: Fortinet EMEA     Published Date: Nov 26, 2018
Enterprises currently face challenges regarding the price, performance, and flexibility of traditional wide area networks (WANs). Aggressive growth in the adoption of public cloud services (a projected 86% spike between 2014 and 2018)1 is forcing organizations to look elsewhere for a more effective network solution to address distributed traffic across remote sites and branch offices. Some of the specific issues organizations face with their traditional WANs include: - High total cost of ownership (TCO) - Lengthy provisioning cycles - Performance degradation with the growth of cloud traffic - Inadequate redundancy and resiliency - Lack of application-aware connectivity To better manage WAN investments, enterprises are adopting a new approach for their distributed branch office networks. Software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) offers improved performance, agility, and operational flexibility plus significant cost savings. But not all SDWAN solutions are created equal.
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Transforming the Cisco WAN with Network Intelligence

Published By: ThousandEyes     Published Date: Jan 14, 2018
Learn how the integrated solution lets you repurpose existing infrastructure to build an intelligent and cloud-aware WAN.
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Rethink Networking for the Cloud Era white paper

Published By: Riverbed DE     Published Date: Oct 16, 2017
What is the key benefit of SD-WAN? To provide seamless access to digital services for end-users. But IT is more distributed, fragmentary, and dynamic than ever, with hybrid apps, hybrid networks, and remote and mobile users everywhere. Hardware-bound legacy networks can never fulfill the promise of seamless access. Taming the chaos of today’s IT requires a new approach to networking. This is the promise of software-defined wide area networks (SD-WAN)—the ability to use plain-language business policies to automate and orchestrate all the components of digital access. Read this white paper to learn how SD-WAN lets you: • Manage centrally from a cloud console with a comprehensive view of your connectivity fabric that spans and unifies datacenter/cloud apps, branch/mobile users, and enterprise/cloud networks. • Orchestrate globally using business policy-based automation to define quality of service and access privileges for all apps/users. • Deploy locally with zero touch via automated
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Cisco Branch Infrastructure Powers the Hybrid WAN

Published By: Cisco     Published Date: Dec 21, 2016
IT has gone through a significant evolution over the past decade. Virtualization has changed the entire face of the data center, the network edge has become predominantly wireless and consumer devices reign supreme. However, one of the few areas of IT that has yet to evolve is the corporate wide area network (WAN). Managing the WAN is something network managers have always struggled with because WAN speeds are typically an order of magnitude, or more, slower than local area networks (LANs).
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The Total Economic Impact™ Of Cisco TrustSec

Published By: Cisco     Published Date: Dec 21, 2016
To better understand the benefits, costs, and risks associated with Cisco TrustSec, Forrester interviewed two companies. Company A is an organization that provides senior housing for over 22,000 residents in the US. This organization used Cisco TrustSec to provide highly secure segmented mobile network services to its residents. Company B is an international packaging and paper group company experiencing rapid growth. It used Cisco TrustSec as an innovative solution to quickly integrate the infrastructure of new acquisitions into its own and standardize security architecture across its wide area network (WAN) globally. While the case study will talk about the experiences of these two companies, the financial analysis focuses on the impact that Cisco TrustSec had on one organization.
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The Total Economic Impact™ Of Cisco TrustSec

Published By: Cisco     Published Date: Dec 21, 2016
To better understand the benefits, costs, and risks associated with Cisco TrustSec, Forrester interviewed two companies. Company A is an organization that provides senior housing for over 22,000 residents in the US. This organization used Cisco TrustSec to provide highly secure segmented mobile network services to its residents. Company B is an international packaging and paper group company experiencing rapid growth. It used Cisco TrustSec as an innovative solution to quickly integrate the infrastructure of new acquisitions into its own and standardize security architecture across its wide area network (WAN) globally. While the case study will talk about the experiences of these two companies, the financial analysis focuses on the impact that Cisco TrustSec had on one organization.
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White Paper: Keep Customers Happy & Spending with Business Continuity Support

Published By: U.S. Cellular     Published Date: Aug 24, 2016
Primary internet connections fail for a variety of reasons: severe weather, downed poles and lines or simply heavier than usual network congestion. Business continuity solutions provide businesses with back-up internet access via a cellular network when primary Wide Area Network (WAN) connections fail or are over-loaded. These solutions enable businesses to: Maintain seamless, uninterrupted access to the internet Process credit card transactions Access to important information stored online This paper will provide an overview of business continuity solutions, examples of in-use scenarios and a path to adoption in an easy to understand and digestible way. Download now.
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Offering Better Customer Service Through Seamless Connectivity

Published By: U.S. Cellular     Published Date: Aug 23, 2016
Primary internet connections fail for a variety of reasons: severe weather, downed poles and lines or simply heavier than usual network congestion. Business continuity solutions provide businesses with back-up internet access via a cellular network when primary Wide Area Network (WAN) connections fail or are over-loaded. These solutions enable businesses to: Maintain seamless, uninterrupted access to the internet Process credit card transactions Access to important information stored online This paper will provide an overview of business continuity solutions, examples of in-use scenarios and a path to adoption in an easy to understand and digestible way. Download now.
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SD-WAN: WHAT’S IN A NUMBER?

Published By: Silver Peak     Published Date: Aug 18, 2016
There’s been a lot of numbers passed around when it comes to software-defined wide area networks (SD-WANs). IDC predicts the market will reach $6 BILLION BY 2020. Gartner suggests 30 percent of enterprises will have deployed an sd-wan BY 2019.
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ZK Research: Cisco’s Branch Infrastructure Powers the Hybrid WAN

Published By: Cisco     Published Date: Jun 21, 2016
IT has gone through a significant evolution over the past decade. Virtualization has changed the entire face of the data center, the network edge has become predominantly wireless and consumer devices reign supreme. However, one of the few areas of IT that has yet to evolve is the corporate wide area network (WAN). Managing the WAN is something network managers have always struggled with because WAN speeds are typically an order of magnitude, or more, slower than local area networks (LANs).
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Architecting an SD-WAN with Quality of Service Over Broadband

Published By: Silver Peak     Published Date: Apr 12, 2016
This white paper reveals how with an SD-WAN, enterprises can improve the resiliency of their WAN, dynamically balance traffic across multiple paths and increase application performance.
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