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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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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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Juniper adds security upgrades for SASE, security management

Juniper's new Secure Edge package expands security features in its cloud-based security management platform Security Director Cloud, and beefs up its secure access service edge offering.

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Cato adds fine-grained CASB controls to SASE platform

Adding CASB functionality to Cato’s SASE Cloud architecture is meant to make it easier for enterprises to protect against data breaches and cloud-delivered threats.

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Cisco weds collaboration and SD-WAN

Cisco is adding Webex collaboration to its SD-WAN Cloud OnRamp to support group video calls regardless of where participants are located.

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Juniper adds more smarts to its SD-WAN

Juniper’s Session Smart upgrades help speed deployment, boost security, and embrace the cloud.

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5G wireless WAN will have benefits beyond 4G WWAN

Cellular WAN connectivity has solid enterprise use cases with 4G, and as 5G rolls out, will become more attractive for its speed, reliability, and price.

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