The decision to deploy an SD-WAN may be straightforward, extracting the full range of benefits requires an in-depth evaluation of a variety of other supporting components. If ignored, it is all too easy for the enticements of speed and agility to overshadow some of the more fundamental needs of a corporate environment, such as security.
When you review the different recommendations around SD-WAN requirements from analysts and other technology experts, security is often missing from the bill of requirements. Even though SD-WAN communications are encrypted and can support VPN services, that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to protecting critical data moving between different network devices, domains, and ecosystems. Without robust security integrated into SD-WAN services, customers who buy SD-WAN are also buying a mystery grab bag of unknown vulnerabilities. This is clearly unacceptable given today’s threat and business risk environments.
Light Reading's flagship Big Communications Event is being held in Austin, Texas May 14-16, and Fortinet is proud to be a Gold sponsor for this year’s event. The conference, hosted by Heavy Reading's team of analysts, covers the industry's most pressing topics, and Fortinet will be featuring our latest SD-WAN solution in the Exhibition Hall in booth number is B309.
Organizations are becoming increasingly reliant on digital capabilities across industries, and this is no different in the healthcare space. New technology has enabled patients to take a more hands-on role in their care, simplified patient/physician communication, and improved the ability of patients to get care in rural locations. For this adoption of technology to be effective, however, healthcare providers must ensure they have the necessary WAN (wide area network) infrastructure to accommodate more requests and greater bandwidth needs.
It’s been said that a rising tide lifts all boats. It turns out, however, that it doesn’t lift them all at the same time. Boats way in the back of the harbor, a little higher up on the shore, tend to have to wait a bit longer for the tide to reach them. In networking terms, those boats are just a bit beyond the reach of the first waves of the incoming tide of digital transformation. While networks have been in transition for the past few years, traditional connectivity comes with its own set of obstacles. Mainly because it has historically...
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As network leaders assess their SD-WAN options, however, what is often missing from their deliberations is how to adequately address security risks. SD-WAN vendors are increasingly embedding security features into their offerings, but these tend to be basic, Layer 3 network controls and not the robust security functions that these environments require.
We have just announced our annual Fortinet Accelerate global partner and user conference, taking place on February 26 – March 1, 2018 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. This year we are expecting more than 2,000 customers, partners, industry leaders, and technical experts to come together to share industry trends and discuss the latest advances in technologies and strategies.
The compelling benefits of SD-WAN (software-defined wide area network) architectures are catching the attention of companies around the world. SD-WAN offers application-awareness combined with increased performance, flexibility, and simplicity when compared to fundamentally more expensive legacy WAN technologies.