Legacy vs. SD-WAN: Securely Connect Your Network to the Cloud

The Wide Area Network (WAN) is the backbone of the business. It ties together the remote locations, headquarters and data centers into an integrated network. Yet, the role of the WAN has evolved in recent years. Beyond physical locations, we now need to provide optimized and secure access to Cloud-based resources for a global and mobile workforce. The existing WAN optimization and security solutions, designed for physical locations and point-to-point architectures, are stretched to support this transformation.

SD-WAN: Security, Application Experience and Operational Simplicity Drive Market Growth

SD-WAN at its core helps enterprises achieve dynamic alignment among business and IT strategy, application policy, and WAN configuration. In other words, it enables the WAN to provide the application experience (reliability, availability, performance), and application security demanded by business users, and the operational simplicity that IT and network admins yearn for in the current paradigm of rising IT complexity. We further explore these three key value drivers of SD-WAN adoption below:

Evolving Corporate Networks and the Business Case for SD-WAN

Until recently, corporate networking has been a fairly stable component of enterprise IT. Its return to prominence goes hand-in-hand with changes in computing-infrastructure delivery.

SD-WAN analyst predictions around market growth have been smashed as trials have transformed into deployments. As businesses across sectors and geographies continue to digitize, SD-WAN offers enterprises a straight-forward evolution of the WAN. And it’s an evolution that is increasingly urgent: