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What is a WAN? Wide-area network definition and examples

WANs connect smaller networks across long distances, and their architecture, protocols and technologies have evolved to their latest incarnation, SD-WAN.

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Network automation, SASE, 5G rank among enterprise priorities

Distributed users, applications and workloads are driving enterprises to rethink their network architecture, says World Wide Technology.

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AWS WAN service aims to simplify global network deployments

AWS Cloud WAN service supports SD-WAN packages from Aruba, Aviatrix, Checkpoint, Cisco Meraki, Prosimo and VMware.

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Redefining NaaS: It’s the internet

Network-as-a-service is popularly defined as expensing network technology and management rather than doing it yourself, but there’s a better way to look at it.

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Cisco service predicts SD-WAN problems

Cisco's ThousandEyes WAN Insights service provides forecasts and SD-WAN policy recommendations for optimizing enterprise network sites.

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SASE or SSE? Don’t let hype distract from enterprise needs

Not every vendor can deliver full SASE, and that's OK. Not every enterprise wants, needs or can implement it.

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MPLS, SDN, even SD-WAN can give you the network observability you need

The ‘best’ traffic paths chosen by routers in a network won’t necessarily be the fastest ones.

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Basing network security on IP addressing: Would it be worth it?

Rather than layering security onto networks, the networks and carefully managed authorization policies can hinder attacks, but at an administrative cost.

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How SASE uses AI

SASE vendors are applying AI and machine learning to the network- and security-related data they collect to sharpen analytics, tighten security and boost performance.

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Cisco SD-WAN software gains broader application access, enhanced analytics

Cisco upgraded its SD-WAN Cloud OnRamp for SaaS service to provide secure connectivity to a wider range of cloud-based apps and greater visibility into network metrics.

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SD-WAN may be getting cheaper

Research from TeleGeography says prices for SD-WAN, particularly at low-bandwidth sites, have started to decline.

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What is MPLS, and why isn't it dead yet?

Multi-protocol label switching is reliable but expensive, leading enterprises to supplement it with cheaper and more flexible SD-WAN.

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5 SD-WAN gotchas to avoid

SD-WANs can help enterprises to manage increasingly complex and diverse network infrastructures at a lower cost, but there are pitfalls to avoid.

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Gartner: SSE is SASE minus the SD-WAN

Security service edge (SSE) bundles a cloud access security broker, secure web gateway and ZTNA, according to Gartner.

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Verizon Business adds VMware SD-WAN to its managed services

New services from Verizon are specifically designed around supporting edge networks.

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How 6 top SD-WAN and SASE vendors are evolving

Cisco, Versa, Fortinet, VMware, HPE, Palo Alto Networks envision new features related to 5G, AIops, automation

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Cisco tightens its SD-WAN ties with Microsoft

Cisco's latest SD-WAN software upgrade picks the best link between remote users and Microsoft SaaS applications and better supports voice and video networks.

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Do new technologies make IT easier?

Technologies that automate and streamline network tasks and infrastructure can lighten the workloads of IT pros, but they can also create new burdens.

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