SD-WAN Security: How Gartner Got it Wrong

A new Gartner report accurately identifies the major macro shift in the SD-WAN market —  the transition from pure networking architectures to one intimately tied into broader SD-WAN security designs. It’s a shift we’ve been speaking about for some time. But while...
CFATS – Can SD-WANs Be Standards Compliant?

CFATS – Can SD-WANs Be Standards Compliant?

Any innovative technology faces a battle of doubt. When Amazon first rolled out AWS, few could imagine servers running in the cloud. Before Salesforce, many thought CRM to be too critical to run as SaaS. I find SD-WANs to be facing a similar battle. It’s inconceivable...
Security a Driver to Use SD-WAN

Security a Driver to Use SD-WAN

One of the more significant themes to come out of yesterday’s SD-WAN Virtual Summit  by Viptela was the importance of security. We touched on the security risks SD-WANs pose in our recent Network World blog where we explained the different approaches to implementing...
Will networks and security converge in 2017?

Will networks and security converge in 2017?

The start of a new year is always a good time for bold predictions. And whereas some might have searched the stars to predict the presidential election and others may attempt to divine the winner of the Super Bowl (I’ll save you the trouble – the Patriots), we...

MPLS & VPLS Security

MPLS and VPLS networks are assumed to be secure.  But the fact is, unless you use encryption, there is always the slight potential of security issues.  Your network shares the PE device with other customers.  Enno Rey, a respected network security consultant, based in...