Friday, July 23, 2021

BrandPost: A Secure SD-WAN is More than Just “Nice to Have”

The trend towards increasingly distributed organizations has only been possible due to the availability of business-critical, cloud-based applications and tools. But many cloud-based applications and services place a great deal of demand on legacy WAN infrastructures, especially as expectations for a high-quality user experience continue to increase. To meet these demands, many organizations—especially those with multiple remote offices—have begun switching from performance-inhibited wide-area networks (WANs) to software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) architectures.

Before the recent pandemic, many enterprises had already begun adopting SD-WAN to cloud-enable their businesses, close skill gaps in the IT organization, increase network agility, and improve visibility into networks and applications. But the need for reliable access to critical resources became even more pronounced over this past year to support organizations looking to quickly adopt a work-from-anywhere business strategy. Solutions like SD-WAN and ZTNA have played a critical role in lessening the impact of a global quarantine by ensuring business continuity, maintaining user productivity, and helping businesses thrive. The fact is if recent events had occurred even just a few years earlier, a lot of companies open for business today would have had to close operations permanently.

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