SD-WAN: A Brief Explainer
SD‐WAN makes brings together software and cloud‐based technologies to simplify the delivery of WAN services across branch offices. This allows IT and business managers to deploy Internet connectivity easily, quickly and securely.
Why Do You Need to Invest in SD-WAN Security?
With SD-WAN, you can create encrypted tunnels between every site in the network. This means that the connection is as secure as a VPN without the need for complicated set-up. What’s more, SD-WAN technology usually has encryption capabilities built-in and this ensures that only authorized users can access the network.
Another major advantage is that an SD-WAN that has been designed with virtual overlays can facilitate the use of micro-segmentation outside of the data center. This means that traffic can be segmented according to application characteristics and policies.
Finally, SD-WAN facilitates granular control and allows organizations to inform networks about how certain types of traffic should be handled. This makes it far less likely that unwanted or harmful traffic will enter the network.
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If you are looking for an SD-WAN security solution for your organization, then you may find the below infographic from Paradyn to be a helpful resource. This handy guide offers a jargon-free of SD-WAN and lays out the many security benefits of this technology. It also takes you through some useful security tips and lays out key mistakes to avoid.