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SD-WAN Security

SD-WAN News: Cisco and NSS Battle, Security Woes and More…

Summer no longer is the respite it was a decade ago. Despite that, Labor Day does mean that vendors and industry watchers begin to look towards the end of the year, and that leads to an uptick in news, announcements, and analysis. This year is no different. Here are...

Open Systems Delivers Innovative Secure SD-WAN

When people read about networking, they often hear about the big players in the market. The Ciscos and Junipers of the world. The same is true with SD-WAN, though maybe a slightly smaller scale. Yet all too often in the networking market, the most innovative vendors...

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SD-WAN Experts at WAN Summit – New York

I enjoy exchanging insights and lessons learned with other IT professionals at WAN specific gatherings. On April 16-17, we’ll have a great opportunity to do just that when I host a discussion session at the upcoming WAN Summit in New York. The cost is only $75 to...

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China Stops SD-WANs Cold…Until You Register

As we noted in our Network World post, a new policy from the Chinese government going into effect for Shanghai Telecom customers on January 10, 2018 will block all HTTP and HTTP/S traffic.  This means your SD-WAN or VPN will likely be disrupted unless you register...

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MPLS vs. SD-WAN: A WAN Speed Test

If an SD-WAN and an MPLS connection have the same bandwidth, which offers better performance? The prevailing wisdom is the MPLS connection since it's managed, but that's not necessarily the case, as we learned from one customer. Internet performance has improved so...

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Does FatPipe Patents Cover SD-WAN Load Balancing?

VMware's acquisition of VeloCloud may be overshadowed by a little press release issued last week. The release came from FatPipe who laid claim to load balancing over disparate networks, a technology used by pretty much every SD-WAN player. On November 1, FatPipe®...

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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...

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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...

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5 Steps to Testing SD-WANs

Companies looking to find the perfect SD-WAN solutions inevitably ask questions about testing. Since choosing an SD-WAN solution for your company is a big decision, it's important to choose the vendor whose strengths and nuances best fit your company's network...

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How SD-WANs Can Help Prevent User Misconfigurations

A few years ago, when I ran SD-WAN Experts' predecessor MPLS Experts, a customer approached me to help solve an MPLS issue. This customer had noticed packets with unknown IPs on its carrier-managed private network. As it turned out, one of the carrier techs had...

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