Our REFRESHED SD-WAN and SASE highlights reel includes key insights from the industry's thought leaders including Rupesh Chokshi, Vice President of AT&T Cybersecurity; Jeff Lewis, Vice President, Software Defined Networking – Products, Solutions and Operations at Comcast Business; Sunil Khandekar, General Manager/Founder of Nuage Networks from Nokia; Hugo Vliegen, VP Product, Strategy & Transformation at Aryaka; Ajay Pandya, Director of Product Management at Masergy; and Karl Mörner, VP Product Management at Enea.
SD-WAN and SASE Report (Updated for 2021)
“SD-WAN and SASE continue to see traction in the market. Despite or perhaps because of the uncertainty in the market with the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, enterprises continue to invest in technologies for secure remote connections” – 2021 SD-WAN and SASE Report Update
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SD-WAN and SASE for the New Hybrid Work Environments
There’s a lot of discussion around the digital acceleration and transformation to new work environments. In this video, Rupesh Chokshi, Vice President of AT&T Cybersecurity, discusses how SASE as a framework helps customers with their transformation to the work-from-anywhere and hybrid work environments.
Redefining the Perimeter with SD-WAN and SASE
With the hybrid work environment, the convergence of security and networking has never been more present. In this video, Jeff Lewis, Vice President, Software Defined Networking – Products, Solutions and Operations at Comcast Business, discusses the evolution in the SD-WAN space and how the edge perimeter is being redefined with SASE.
SD-WAN and SASE need a Broadband Boost
Broadband adoption is becoming a regulation in the enterprise. In this video, Ajay Pandya, Director of Product Management at Masergy, discusses why a broadband boost is needed for SD-WAN and how Masergy Performance Edge boosts the performance of a SD-WAN connection, making it perform more like a private line or an ethernet circuit.
Spectrum Enterprise builds a Managed Network Edge service
Spectrum Enterprise, a part of Charter Communications, recently introduced a Managed Network Edge (MNE) service based on the Cisco Meraki cloud-based platform. Bob Schroeder, VP Product Management & Marketing, Spectrum Enterprise, talks about the new MNE base solution, which includes Managed Routing, Security, proactive monitoring, 24/7/365 support, service level agreements (SLAs) and professional installation.
The Secret of Cloud-First WANs
As CIOs plan for the post-pandemic era, there’s more focus on Cloud-First architectures that can better manage change, increase business agility and lower costs. Shashi Kiran, Chief Marketing Officer at Aryaka, draws from conversations with customers and partners to share his insights on key SD-WAN and SASE architecture attributes required for next-generation infrastructure deployments.
SD-WAN: Branch of One - for the Secure Office Anywhere
In the age of SASE, enterprises are looking for services that will evolve with their networking needs. Employees are transforming the way they operate by re-thinking the concept of work from being at the office to an office anywhere experience. In this video, Mick Higgins, SVP of Product at Asavie, now part of Akamai, talks about the growing demand for remote access solutions and how Asavie helps carriers and MSPs deliver a secure office-anywhere service.
3 Key SD-WAN Trends for Enterprise Networking
SD-WAN is about delivering a real, unified, automation simplification to the enterprises for all their networking needs. In this video, Sunil Khandekar, General Manager/Founder of Nuage Networks from Nokia, shares three SD-WAN trends for enterprise networking that they are actively participating in.
SD-WAN Platform Flexibility with uCPE
There is a concern that SD-WAN services cannot be customized enough to meet enterprise needs. In this video, Karl Mörner, VP Product Management at Enea, shares his experiences with partners in the area of SD-WAN and the benefits of uCPE-based solutions that allow carriers and enterprises a wider variety of choices, reducing lock-in.
SD-WAN API Design and Development
There’s opportunities for new revenue generation by putting SD-WAN APIs on an API marketplace. Jack Pugaczewski, Distinguished Architect at Lumen Technologies and Distinguished Fellow at MEF, discusses SD-WAN API development opportunities and what Lumen has produced using the MEF 70 specification for SD-WAN services.
AI-Driven WANs for Security and Networking
The bigger play associated with the SD-WAN market is the introduction of AI operations into the WAN equation. Jeff Aaron, VP of Enterprise Marketing at Juniper Networks, talks about the transition from the traditional WAN routing world, through the SD-WAN delivery model, to a new way of delivering WAN services called the AI-driven WAN.
SD-WAN Network Resilience
Corporations are building data centers, distribution centers, and offices closer to their customers and the edge. Todd Rychecky, VP of Sales, Americas, at Opengear, talks about how SD-WAN network resilience allows companies to stay securely connected no matter where their employees and assets are. Rychecky points out that network resilience is important for SD-WAN because it doesn’t always include smart out-of-band or remote access.