SD-WAN’s growing popularity stems from the advantages it offers by moving key business functions to the cloud: simplified management, increased efficiency and resiliency, improved scalability, and significantly lower costs. It’s little wonder that SD‑WAN growth is accelerating, and rapidly.
Yet because SD-WAN uses the internet as transport, concerns persist among potential adopters regarding its security. The essential question: Can any WAN solution operating over the public internet protect enterprise information as thoroughly as a purely private WAN can?
The answer is yes and by considering these four areas, the data transmitted over a public network can be as safe as a private network.
While there are always tradeoffs involved in moving from legacy to newer solutions, the gains made by adopting SD-WAN are extremely compelling – as long as security is strengthened in the move rather than compromised. With the right security technology incorporated in SD-WAN and proper preparation, adopting enterprises can move forward with the knowledge that their assets are thoroughly secure – including all interfaces with the public internet, and all enterprise traffic that crosses it.
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