There are many benefits to carefully planning your security strategy in advance of launching your network. At the top of the list is the difficulty of securing a network after it has been created. Knowing your requirements, mapping functionality, and designing your management strategy so that it doesn’t become a burden to your staff are all much more difficult after you have launched. How can you approach network security without creating a mess for yourself?
It wasn’t long ago that most networks were static and had clearly defined perimeters, but the evolution of technology has changed that. Most networks in operation today are flexible and in a constant state of change. To add to the complexity, today’s workflows need to run across many network environments. Furthermore, those once clearly-defined perimeters have been swapped out for software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) edge environments as well as multi-cloud environments.
A More Efficient Path
Rather than establishing a hodge-podge of applications that manage network security, the focus of business strategies geared around network security is to integrate all elements so they function consistently, even across satellite offices. With integration comes scalability and a more seamless, efficient approach to communications.
Business-critical applications used across departments and in disparate locations must be accessible 24/7. Security-based SD-WAN solutions help organizations assist in allowing unfettered access to these applications. Formerly, multi-protocol label switching was used but to little advantage, because this type of connection limited application performance. With SD-WAN, your connections are all highly controllable through one interface.
Networks are changing rapidly. If you haven’t begun to integrate your security and network solutions, now is the time to start. Looking to outside assistance is also a good idea, because with all the products on the market today, it can be confusing to determine exactly what you need to succeed.
At eXemplify, we offer our clients a path out of the confusion and sophistication of network security solutions. In fact, we have managed security options that lift the burden of securing networks and data. This includes reinforcing your network protection, managing firewall technology, advanced integration of machine learning, and analytics to get ahead of potential threats. Contact us and let’s discuss your evolving network.