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SD-WAN adoption

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Palo Alto Networks bulks-up its SASE portfolio

Palo Alto's Prisma SASE package now includes more security for SaaS applications and better detection of unknown threats.

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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.

Cato Networks launches SSE system with customizable DLP capabilities

Cato SSE 360 provides a security service edge offering that includes DLP (data loss prevention) features based on customizable rules.

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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.

Exium expands SASE, 5G-based security for midsize enterprise networks

The on-premises module offers new capabilities, based on 5G standards, for midsize businesses.

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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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Troubleshooting puzzle: What caused the streaming to degrade?

Performance of streaming applications worked for years then suddenly dropped, apparently for no reason. Was it the firewalls?

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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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