If routing traffic on your network, managing cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications, or general cloud connectivity is becoming more difficult for your IT team to manage, you may be ready for a software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN). SD-WAN is powerful networking tool that can help you centrally manage your traffic flow, independent of the underlying hardware on your network.
We recently hosted a webinar here at 11:11 on the topic of SD-WAN and how it can drive digital transformation, which can often leave organizations nonplused. Our two panelists Alex Fuchs, Networking Engineer at Fortinet and Alex Reid, Product Manager here at 11:11 Systems, had an engaging discussion on how utilizing managed SD-WAN as part of your organization’s transformation can assist in managing your path forward.
As our panelists make clear, what this really means is taking the burden of modernizing your network architecture and shifting it to a managed partner. An early key takeaway for me was how important security and networking are still going to be in this new architecture, apparently just as important as they have been in previous environments. That may seem like an obvious answer to some of you out there, but as Alex Fuchs points out, 70% of breach notifications are by third parties. Organizations don’t even uncover these breaches themselves, including their security organization, ouch!
Another great point in the conversation is the discussion around remote employee access to a company’s infrastructure. I have been a remote worker for over a decade, so this topic always resonates with me even as an end user.
To hear all about it directly you can check out the full webinar, Put Cloud in the Fast Lane: Why SD-WAN is your supersonic ticket to digital transformation. Access the webinar at any time with the on-demand version.
Want to read more about SD-WAN and the myriad benefits it can bring to your organization? You can also download our white paper, The Fast Track to the Cloud.