Juniper Networks Brings AI to SD-WANs

Juniper Networks today announced it can now apply the same artificial intelligence (AI) engine it uses to automate the management of wireless local area networks (LANs) to software-defined wide area networks (SD-WANs).

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Barracuda Networks Partners With Microsoft on SD-WAN Service

Barracuda Networks today launched a software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) service that runs natively on the Microsoft Azure cloud. Klaus Gheri, vice president of network security for Barracuda Networks, said Microsoft has made it possible to launch an SD-WAN service using Azure Virtual WAN Hubs, a networking service based on a hub-and-spoke architecture that unifies […].

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Report: SD-WAN Shift to the Cloud Accelerates

The rate at which software-defined wide area networks (SD-WANs) are being consumed as a cloud service appears to be accelerating in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The post Report: SD-WAN Shift to the Cloud Accelerates appeared first on Blogs Infrastructure/Networking IT as Code IT infrastructure networking remote workers SD-WAN survey

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A Leader in the 2020 Gartner WAN Edge Infrastructure Magic Quadrant

Palo Alto Networks

Today, I am honored to announce that Palo Alto Networks CloudGenix SD-WAN is recognized as a Leader in the 2020 Gartner WAN Edge Infrastructure Magic Quadrant (MQ). To read a complimentary copy of the report, please visit “ A 2020 Magic Quadrant WAN Edge Leader.”

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The Top 3 Benefits of Next-Generation SD-WAN

Palo Alto Networks

Why Next-Generation SD-WAN Is Critical to Avoid Failure in Mainstream Deployments. The SD-WAN market is at a critical inflection point. We are past the early adopters phase and mainstream enterprises are now looking to deploy SD-WAN. Legacy SD-WAN.

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Cato Networks Offers Instant SD-WAN Service

Cato Networks has added an instant-on capability to its software-defined wide area network service (SD-WAN) service to make it easier for IT teams to provide employees with remote access to applications. The post Cato Networks Offers Instant SD-WAN Service appeared first on Blogs Infrastructure/Networking IT as Code COVID-19 networking remote workers SASE SD-WAN secure access service edge VPN

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HPE Acquires Silver Peak to Gain SD-WAN

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced its intent to acquire Silver Peak, a software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) platform provider, which will be incorporated into its Aruba Networks subsidiary. The post HPE Acquires Silver Peak to Gain SD-WAN appeared first on Blogs Infrastructure/Networking IT as Code company acquisition edge networks networking SD-WAN

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Making SD-WAN More Secure and Flexible

Managed service providers (MSPs) leverage the power of software-defined wide area networks (SD-WAN) to offer higher quality services […]. The post Making SD-WAN More Secure and Flexible appeared first on Blogs Infrastructure/Networking IT as Code data assurance solutions data encryption managed service providers MSPs SD-WAN Software-Defined Wide Area NetworksCloud and managed services enable companies to focus scarce IT resources on business outcomes.

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What’s the difference between WAN optimization and WAN acceleration?


Technically, there is not a difference between WAN optimization and WAN acceleration. As a matter of fact, WAN acceleration is a type of WAN optimization. Now that we have cleared that up, we can now get into WAN optimization and what you can do to make the most out of your […]. Application Performance Bandwidth Management WAN Optimization WAN AccelerationThis is a trick question!

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Masergy Expands its SD-WAN Portfolio Offering the Broadest Choice, Flexibility, and Built-In SASE

Now addresses the needs of multi-cloud businesses of all sizes DALLAS — July 21, 2020 — Masergy, the software-defined network and cloud platform for the digital enterprise, today launched the next generation of its SD-WAN portfolio. Latest News Releases Masergy SD-WAN Secure

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WAN transformation sparked by 5G, cloud and SD-WAN technologies


Read Luke O’Neill explain how 5G, cloud and SD-WAN technologies could plug the shortcomings of the Wide Area Networks on Tech Target : In the old days, about a decade ago, remote employees would go into a branch office, sit at a desk with a laptop or desktop computer and connect to the company LAN, […].

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How SD-WAN Is Driving Business Continuity in a COVID World

The post How SD-WAN Is Driving Business Continuity in a COVID World appeared first on Blogs Infrastructure/Networking IT as Code COVID network security network visibility SD-WAN software-defined networkingThe coronavirus outbreak has thrown the economy into flux, creating changes to entire industries that would have been unpredictable a few months ago.

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3 Ways SD-WAN Can Benefit Industrial Control System Environments

Palo Alto Networks

Modern business models are in the midst of another change, driven by another technology beneficial to enterprises’ IT and operational technology (OT) networks alike: software-defined wide-area networks (SD-WAN). SD-WAN is also attracting OT attention because of the various options that strengthen connectivity, user experience and security – gains particularly favorable in remote OT locations. Benefits of SD-WAN at Remote Locations.

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Barracuda has launched a new SD-WAN service built on Microsoft Azure


has announced a new secure SD-WAN service built natively on Microsoft Azure. The new Barracuda CloudGen WAN service is the first SD-WAN solution that runs inside Azure […]. Barracuda Networks Inc.

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Top Five Questions to Ask when Considering SD-WAN


As a trusted WAN service provider for many years, Zayo is the expert in all things WAN. So when I was asked to represent Zayo as a panelist at this year’s WAN Summit in New York City, I welcomed the chance to talk about what sets us apart in a highly competitive industry. Telecom has changed quite a bit since I was hired as one of the first female system engineers in the 1990s, but WANs have remained relatively unchanged until the recent introduction of SD-WAN.

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Dell EMC SD-WAN Solution Powered by VMware: Offering Even More Modernization

Dell EMC

That Cloud-based innovation extends to the Edge with SD-WAN. Dell EMC SD-WAN Solution powered by VMware delivers a set of software-defined tools that can boost application performance and maintain quality of service for mission-critical applications like voice, video conferencing, and VDI. Dell Technologies continues to innovate and deliver new solutions for customers as we fully accelerate to meet the Cloud era.

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Aryaka’s Fourth Annual State of the WAN Report Reveals 2020 Insights From 1000+ Global Enterprises

Top Issues Include WAN Complexity, SD-WAN Adoption and Migration to Managed Services; Future Plans Include AI/ML, 5G and IoT Adoption SAN MATEO, Calif. April 22, 2020 – Aryaka®, the Cloud-First WAN company delivering the #1 managed SD-WAN solution, today published its fourth annual 2020 State of the WAN report that reveals application performance, impacted by network complexity […].

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A Critical Piece of Your SD-WAN Visibility


SD-WAN, one of the most disruptive network technologies of the past few years, has a fast rate of adoption. Enterprises adopting SD-WAN are driven by key factors such as WAN cost savings, application performance improvement, management and operation simplification, and more. Research shows 95% of enterprises are using or expect to use SD-WAN within 24 months. Why Visibility Matters in the SD-WAN Deployment Lifecycle. SD-WAN Visibility from Kentik.

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Multiple Vulnerabilities Found in Citrix SD-WAN Center and SD-WAN Appliances


Tenable Research has discovered multiple critical vulnerabilities in both Citrix SD-WAN Center and the SD-WAN appliance itself that could allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to compromise the underlying operating systems of each. What you need to know: Tenable Research has disclosed four unauthenticated command injections, an unauthenticated directory traversal and one authenticated command injection in Citrix SD-WAN Center. Base Score) in SD-WAN Center.

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SD-WAN Must Tackle the Multidomain Problem

The New Stack

SD-WAN (software-defined networking in a wide area network) was originally touted as a way to leverage both private (MPLS) and public (internet) networks to route traffic to the most appropriate network. Over time, SD-WAN has evolved and enabled the acceleration for more innovative services. In an effort to extend SD-WAN into a multicloud reality, SD-WAN 2.0 SD-WAN 2.0 SD-WAN 2.0 Chris Wade.

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Lessons from Google on Converging Network Technologies with SD-WAN


Today, SD-WAN is an overlay. However, these systems are evolving, and as they do, we can see the future coming together where SD-WAN becomes increasingly intelligent and driven by multiple signals. Google is a perfect example of a company that is often 5 to 10 years ahead of the industry, including for SD-WAN innovation. SD-WAN is also a critical way to overlay across multiple vendors and technologies.

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How to Implement Enterprise WAN in a Multicloud Strategy

The New Stack

Not surprisingly, enterprises for whom cloud and multicloud are a meaningful part of the architectural agenda will find that they should expand their architectural ambitions beyond the clouds all the way across the wide area network (WAN). But how should enterprises be thinking about multicloud and the WAN in relation to one another? Step One: Forget the WAN. Enterprises looking at the WAN for multicloud would be wise to begin by examining what EVPN has to offer.

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Critical OS Command Injection Vulnerability in Citrix SD-WAN Center Discovered


Tenable Research has discovered a critical vulnerability in Citrix SD-WAN Center that could lead to remote code execution. On April 10, Citrix released a security bulletin for CVE-2019-10883, an operating system (OS) command injection vulnerability in Citrix SD-WAN Center 10.2.x and NetScaler SD-WAN Center 10.0.x Citrix Netscaler SD-WAN (software defined wide-area network) allows enterprises to manage their networks and create a virtual WAN.

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UX with Frame including WAN and mobile scenarios explained!


How can you use Nutanix Frame, our desktop as a service solution, to both deliver a great user experience and lower costs

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Internet Underlay Visibility is Critical for SD-WAN Overlays


Looking back at the flood of announcements and the flurry of M&A activity, it’s fair to say that 2017 was the “Year of the SD-WAN.” Or at least the year that SD-WANs were permanently etched into our collective consciousness. Yet the simple term SD-WAN belies the extraordinary impact these trends are having on enterprise networking. Classic enterprise WANs rely on services like MPLS and Carrier Ethernet that are fully managed by service providers from end to end.

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Security in an SD-WAN World


Protecting Availability for Internet-based WAN Sites. SD-WAN is one of 2017’s hottest networking technologies. Last week at Cisco Live was no exception; Cisco’s $610M acquisition of Viptela in May made for a lot of SD-WAN buzz. For enterprises, SD-WAN makes a lot of sense. Like most IT journeys, the road to SD-WAN has its challenges. SD-WAN products enable this shift by using overlay tunnels on top of underlying Internet links.

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SonicWall Adds Multi-Gigabit Switches to SD-Branch Portfolio

SonicWall has added a line of multi-gigabit switches to its software-defined (SD)-branch offering that unifies the management of wireless access points and firewalls that include software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) capabilities. Blogs Infrastructure/Networking IT as Code IT Security Cybersecurity firewall hardware SD-Branch SD-WAN software-defined networking wireless access point

Enterprise IT in 2014 – Under-the-Radar Challenges with WAN Bandwidth, BYOD, and XP Security


Limited WAN Bandwidth. In a 2014 Next-Generation WAN Survey , 68 percent of respondents said demand for WAN bandwidth will increase over the next year. As the number of connected devices grows—from smartphones to tablets, and more—this strain on WAN bandwidth is inevitable. However, only 15 percent of those surveyed said they were planning to expand WAN capacity.

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How Machine Learning Will Influence SD-WAN


Additionally, we’ll look at how artificial intelligence is itself becoming embedded in SD-WAN solutions as industry leaders and government-backed researchers look to further refine important large-scale IT networks. What is SD-WAN technology. The key advantage of SD-WAN is the separation between the routing plane and the control plane. SD-WAN deployments are increasingly popular among forward-thinking enterprises. Why Machine Learning Needs SD-WAN.

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Cisco Aligns With Google to Meld DevOps and NetOps

The extension of a partnership between Cisco Systems and Google to drive tighter integration between their respective software-defined wide area network (SD-WANs) offerings and cloud platforms promises to accelerate the convergence of NetOps and DevOps. Blogs Cloud Management Infrastructure/Networking IT as Code cisco cloud platform devops google infrastructure NetOps SD-WAN

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New Innovations in PAN-OS 9.1: SD-WAN and More

Palo Alto Networks

SD-WAN for comprehensive branch security. SD-WAN for Comprehensive Branch Security. Software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) has transformed the way distributed enterprises do business. However, while SD-WAN comes with many benefits, it also brings many challenges, such as degraded or bolted-on security, unforeseen deployment complexity and unpredictable performance. With this addition, Palo Alto Networks is changing the game to deliver a secure SD-WAN solution.

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Laying the Foundation for a Successful Digital Future

Blogs Infrastructure/Networking IT as Code digital transformation IT infrastructure network functions virtualization network modernization NFV SD-WANDigital infrastructure is under mounting pressure from a variety of powerful technology trends. Whether that pressure stems from DevOps, the cloud, AI, mobile or big data, almost every organization is looking to the future with an eye on modernizing their mission-critical IT systems.

Better Together: Security + SD-WAN by Palo Alto Networks

Palo Alto Networks

By Koroush Saraf, VP, Product Management for SD-WAN. In Gartner’s words: “The secure access service edge is an emerging offering combining comprehensive WAN capabilities with comprehensive network security functions, such as SWG, CASB, FwaaS and ZTNA, to support the dynamic secure access needs of digital enterprises.” A SASE solution converges connectivity (SD-WAN, VPN, QoS, etc.) SD-WAN from Palo Alto Networks. Learn more about Palo Alto Networks SD-WAN capabilities.

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Why SDN’s Hot Streak Continues in 2020

Infrastructure/Networking IT as Code cloud cloud adoption SD-WAN sdn software-defined networkingThe software-defined networking (SDN) market is expected to grow by double-digits between now and 2023, driven by the increasing mainstream adoption of this technology. And for good reason: SDN gives IT the ability to make changes through software code instead of reconfiguring each device, and manage data traffic from a central console to move it […].

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News in Networking: SD-WAN for $3.3B and Facebook’s Free Open/R Networking Tool


This week, we learned the SD-WAN market is forecasted to reach $3.3 Here are those headlines and more: Cisco, VMware in SD-WAN market ‘two-horse race’ (SDxCentral). VMware and Cisco have acquired the two SD-WAN market share leader positions, making the SD-WAN market a two-horse race for the number-one spot,” said IHS Markit Analyst Cliff Grossner according to SDxCentral. Charter taps SD-WAN to boost off-net reac (Light Reading).

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