Comparing global internet access services for SD-WAN: huge differences in pricing and quality

Comparing global internet access services for SD-WAN: huge differences in pricing and quality

For enterprises deploying a global SD-WAN solution, selecting the right ISP is important.

02/16/18

Choosing ISPs for SD-WAN: don’t be pound foolish

Choosing ISPs for SD-WAN: don’t be pound foolish

I was in the local Best Buy the other day and overheard a conversation between a saleswoman and a father looking to buy a computer for his daughter. Apparently, the daughter is a designer, which of course requires lots of heavy...

01/31/18

Will China start blocking SD-WAN traffic…today?

Will China start blocking SD-WAN traffic…today?

The mystery should start clearing up very soon, so you should sit tight for now before racing off for a technology decision that might constrain you going forward.

01/11/18

China to block SD-WAN and VPN traffic by Jan. 11

China to block SD-WAN and VPN traffic by Jan. 11

If you have facilities in China, you're going to need to address this VPN registration issue, if it hasn’t been addressed already.

01/05/18

Warning: security vulnerabilities found in SD-WAN appliances

Warning: security vulnerabilities found in SD-WAN appliances

Our branch appliances are often exposed to “innocent” threats, such as being inadvertently disabled by third-party sales engineer. And even worse, they can be exposed to truly sensitive data.

11/28/17

Why your company can be sued for using SD-WAN

Why your company can be sued for using SD-WAN

And a lawsuit is the last thing you want to factor into your IT budgets.

11/08/17

VMware’s VeloCloud acquisition: an argument for SD-WAN services?

VMware’s VeloCloud acquisition: an argument for SD-WAN services?

The VeloCloud acquisition should help VMware compete with Cisco, who acquired SD-WAN provider Viptela for $610 million in May.

11/03/17

The 4 SD-WAN architectures for network security

The 4 SD-WAN architectures for network security

SD-WAN’s future lies in security.

10/23/17

How will you connect AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud to your SD-WAN?

How will SD-WAN connect to the cloud? SD-WAN technologies have different approaches to their ease of implementation with AWS, Azure and Google Cloud.

09/26/17

Office 365: What’s your network deployment architecture?

Office 365: What’s your network deployment architecture?

Selecting the correct architecture for your Office 365 implementation affects whether your users have good performance or not. Here are some important tips to consider whether you are using SD-WAN or not.

09/25/17

When evaluating SD-WAN, look beyond the features table

When evaluating SD-WAN, look beyond the features table

It's easy to think that you should select an SD-WAN technology bases on a list of features. But there are many other factors to consider as you "peel the onion."

09/20/17

Can SD-WANs meet standards requirements?

Can SD-WANs meet standards requirements?

When it comes to security standards, the newness of SD-WAN technologies might raise questions among security professionals when it comes to HIPAA, CFATS, PCI and other compliance regulations.

07/26/17

When SD-WAN is more than SD-WAN

SD-WAN has the potential to offer much more than a more manageable network using any choice of connectivity. Is security the next big opportunity for SD-WAN?

06/15/17

SD-WANs lost my voice

SD-WANs lost my voice

Traditionally, network architects have questioned the wisdom of using the internet for VoIP. While a private backbone provides the very best VoIP performance, the right SD-WAN with the right functionality allows the use of the...

05/23/17

SD-WANs: Too complicated for engineers?

SD-WANs: Too complicated for engineers?

When selecting a SD-WAN technology provider, make sure the partner doing the configuration and installation is experienced.

05/03/17

How to test SD-WANs

How to test SD-WANs

When determining the best SD-WAN solution, there are some basic things you should test, such as scalability, failover, application performance and usability.

03/29/17

What the AWS outage can teach us about WAN deployments

What the AWS outage can teach us about WAN deployments

SDN and SD-WAN can help prevent configuration errors, like the one that took out AWS recently, with the use of standard templates and error checking.

03/16/17

SD-WAN facilitates security on the WAN

SD-WAN facilitates security on the WAN

WAN segmentation is valuable in protecting your network from security vulnerabilities. SD-WAN makes it easy.

03/01/17

Is SD-WAN as stupid a term as the cloud?

Is SD-WAN as stupid a term as the cloud?

Terms and technologies come and go. I thought it was time to retire hybrid WAN and give SD-WAN it’s due. Not everyone agrees.

02/03/17

Service insertion—Why it’s so important

Service insertion—Why it’s so important

Service insertion helps enterprise networks spin up new network services rather easily. For anyone considering SD-WAN, service insertion is an invaluable feature.

02/02/17

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