With new technology comes new security concerns. But, SD-WAN is one of the few you don’t have to worry about. In fact, Software Defined Wide Area Networking is actually going to transform the security of our global networks.
Across your entire network
We all know what SD-WAN is: a virtually augmented application layer that allows you to quickly, easily and seamlessly configure your entire global network. But, this centralized control can actually allow you to better manage your networks’ security, too. By leveraging the software’s widespread, integrated control, you can now configure security protocols across your entire network — eliminating weak links and catching suspicious traffic that might have otherwise gone unnoticed lurking in your network.
1. Central Control Means More Control
The virtually augmented overlay created by SD-WAN means you can control your entire network from a single central control — including the security protocols. By utilizing the ease and seamlessness of SD-WAN, you can add or enforce security policies across your entire network in real time from a single location. This allows you to eliminate weak links more quickly and easily than ever before.
2. Automatic Configuration
SD-WAN also allows for Zero-Touch-Provisioning, which means you can automatically onboard and configure new devices. The protocols you already have set in place across the rest of your network will simply be applied to the new equipment — meaning no more lengthy configurations or weak links as your network continues to grow.
3. Firewalls and Encryption Tunnels
Software Defined Wide Area Networking can also act as an additional security layer itself by working as a built-in fail-safe. For example, your IT team can configure the software to route suspicious traffic through a firewall. Plus, each IP packet that leaves your network is automatically encrypted, making it nearly impossible for cyber-thieves to steal your data.
SD-WAN: The Future of Global Networking
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