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Bribery: It’s Bad for Business — And Your SD-WAN

All too often when we talk about SD-WAN, conversations can border on the academic. There are questions about “controllers” and “controller redundancy.” We discuss “SD-WAN fabrics” and hear about the need for “APIs.” It’s all so, well, smart.  But here’s the thing. In...
SASE: It’s All About The Integration, Stupid

SASE: It’s All About The Integration, Stupid

Here’s a question for you: is integration itself a significant innovation? Take the smartphone for a moment. Alone, it would seem the iPhone introduced relatively little new technology. Blackberries had already provided messaging and calling. Music players had offered...

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SD-WAN Buyer Alert: The Hidden Costs of 4G/LTE

SD-WAN Buyer Alert: The Hidden Costs of 4G/LTE

It’s well known that 4G/LTE is a natural partner of SD-WAN, forming a key component in last-mile resiliancy strategies. But 4G/LTE also brings certain characaeristics that with the wrong SD-WAN solution can wrack up costs -- as one of my customers learned the hard...

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6 Tips For a Better SD-WAN Evaluation Process

6 Tips For a Better SD-WAN Evaluation Process

So you've decided to move ahead with SD-WAN. Congratulations. As you start evaluating vendors, there will be all sorts of questions around speeds and feeds to ask, of course. But how can you gather that information in a way that's as painless and effective as...

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Six Mistakes Vendors Make When Answering SD-WAN RFPs

Six Mistakes Vendors Make When Answering SD-WAN RFPs

Over the years, we’ve run the SD-WAN RFP selection process for dozens of enterprises. And during the time, I can’t tell you how many times SD-WAN vendors have asked, “What makes for a good RFP response?” We’ve spoken about the challenges of writing a good RFP, but...

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Catching up with Cato Networks

Catching up with Cato Networks

Cato has had quite a year so far. The company raised $55 million back in January, introduced an integrated managed threat detection and response (MDR) service in February, and added advanced malware detection capabilities. I recently sat down with the vice president...

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Viptela Cisco Integration Update

Viptela Cisco Integration Update

It’s been 22 months since Cisco rocked the industry by acquiring SD-WAN leader, Viptela. To find out the status of acquisition and learn more about what Cisco has in store for Viptela, I sat down with Anand Oswal,  Senior VP, Engineering for the Enterprise Networking...

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