Our SD-WAN and SASE highlights reel includes key insights from the industry's thought leaders including: Sunil Khandekar, General Manager/Founder of Nuage Networks from Nokia; Rupesh Chokshi, Vice President of AT&T Cybersecurity; Jeff Aaron, VP of Enterprise Marketing at Juniper Networks; Mick Higgins, SVP of Product at Asavie, now part of Akamai; Marc Halbfinger, CEO of PCCW Global; and Craig Connors, VP and CTO of SD-WAN at VMware.
2020 SD-WAN and SASE Report
“SD-WAN will evolve into SASE and become a critical enabler for digital business and distributed workforces.” – 2020 SD-WAN and SASE Report
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Security for Applications at the Edge
SASE is an approach to ensure you have a secure-end environment for an application, device, or infrastructure component. However, we need to figure out how to roll out SASE in a manner complementary to our current cloud or network offerings. Marc Halbfinger, CEO of PCCW Global, discusses the importance of security for applications closer to the edge.
Macro Trends Enabled by SD-WAN
In this video, Rupesh Chokshi, Vice President of AT&T Cybersecurity, discusses four macro IT trends including multicloud adoption, zero-trust network access, automation and what SD-WAN brings forward to enable these trends.
Enabling Hybrid IT with SD-WAN
Customers are looking to solutions like SD-WAN as a critical success factor in their approach to hybrid IT. Kenny Marus, GTM Digital Experience at NTT, takes a look at the current state of SD-WAN adoption and how enabling hybrid IT with SD-WAN is helping businesses.
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 Trends for SD-WAN
2020 has changed how we work, collaborate, and conduct our daily lives. Networking’s role as an essential utility has never been more underscored and tested. With SD-WAN sitting at the heart of businesses, it’s critical that it can function uninterrupted. In this video, Sunil Khandekar, General Manager/Founder of Nuage Networks from Nokia, shares three key trends for SD-WAN that they are actively participating 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.