Software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) has served as a secure way to connect users to applications, and an increasing number of enterprises find it to be a key part of their data security strategy. SD-WAN is also getting more respect in this age of cyber criminality, due in part to its flexibility and visibility advantages.
Given the sheer number of devices connected to networks, either by ethernet or Wi-Fi, data security becomes far more complex. For example, endpoint security requires the right kind of edge security be applied, because without it there are far too many open doors through which a cyber criminal can pass. SD-WAN adds visibility to this process.
Avoiding the Breach
Threat detection is critical to avoid a breach. In the most traditional security system, threat detection is an afterthought. There is no visibility and threats go unnoticed, as do some breaches that can run quietly in the background for months before an anomaly is finally caught. By that time, terabytes of data could have been stolen/compromised.
SD-WAN can help bring more visibility to the fold, and it also addresses flexibility issues like transport independence. This allows for the movement of data from where the data lives to the networks/devices of those who need access to it (often in disparate locations) in a seamless manner.
SD-WAN has proven valuable and flexible in monitoring traffic. It provides a traffic scrubbing component that fits well with redirecting traffic when various parts of the security tools reside in the cloud. Often, this is an automated process that takes suspect traffic and directs it accordingly. It’s this level of visibility that has more and more IT professionals utilizing SD-WAN in their data security strategies.
Partnering with a third party to identify all the various ways in which data security can be improved is key to protecting your data. Finding the right security solutions can be confusing, particularly for those with limited IT security personnel dedicated solely to beefing up network protection.
At eXemplify, we can help you find the solution that is the best match for your security needs. We know how SD-WAN has revolutionized the way networks are managed and how it can help protect your data. We also know that cost is an issue that many of our clients are constantly trying to control while boosting their security efforts, and we have solutions that match this need, as well. For more information about the services we provide, contact us and let’s talk about what you need to stay protected today and tomorrow.