Wednesday, November 13, 2019

BrandPost: Migrating to SD-WAN? Avoid these Pitfalls, Say IT Leaders

Whether you’re switching from MPLS or Internet VPNs, SD-WAN can jumpstart network performance, agility, and scalability, particularly for cloud applications. However, as with any migration, there can be challenges and surprises. Don’t squash productivity with unplanned outages or security breaches. Plan your migration carefully, ask the right questions, and cover your bases. Here are some key pitfalls to avoid from those who’ve been there.

Security Should Work with Your SD-WAN

If you’re used to backhauling cloud traffic through data-center security via MPLS, you’re bound to see a big boost in branch office cloud performance using direct Internet access. However, bypassing data-center security means you must find a way to deliver the same level of security at the branch-office level or risk a data breach. Last year, enterprises with completed SD-WAN deployments were 1.3 times more likely to experience a branch-office security breach than without, Shamus McGillicudy, Research Director at analyst firm Enterprise Management Associates reported on a recent webinar.

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