Date: 07 May 2020

Author: Nicole Brinson

The Importance of Rapid Day 1 Deployment for a New SD-WAN

Traditional wide area networking has remained largely unchanged for much of the last two decades. The result is that most enterprise organizations are utilizing last century’s technology to power 21st-century operations. It’s slower than the modern alternatives, costs more to operate, and doesn’t scale to rapidly shifting needs (as we’ve seen in recent months). 

Software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) has the potential to change that. Named the most disruptive technology by Avant in..

Date: 02 April 2020

Author: Nicole Brinson

How to Manage Network Security During a Crisis

 

A sudden, unexpected disaster or crisis can lead to situations for which your IT team isn’t prepared. 

Remote work presents particular challenges to your InfoSec team to protect vital company information and prevent potential cybersecurity threats, both now and when all those devices come back to the network. 

Let’s take a closer look at the steps you should be taking to mitigate this risk and prepare for the eventual reunification of your workforce with the organization’s network. 

 

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Date: 03 March 2020

Author: Nicole Brinson

What Is WAN Modernization and Why Does It Matter?

Wide Area Network (WAN) used by large organizations helps to extend network coverage over a large physical area, but there are limitations. When attempting to expand a WAN over an increasingly large geographical area, account for carrier networks and manage the current demands of network traffic, they are limited. Using conventional routers, WANs backhaul much of their traffic from physical locations to a data center for security inspections and communication with the cloud.

Simply put, they..