IDG Contributor Network: The case for securing the SD-WAN

With everything from massive data breaches at global organizations to explosive ransomware attacks that infect hundreds of thousands of users within days, it’s well established that enterprises these days are dealing with more threats than ever before – all of which are increasing in abundance, frequency and complexity.

Among other things, this rapidly evolving threat environment can be attributed to new and expanding threat vectors that have opened the door for external threats to reach critical business assets via non-corporate entities, whether through a consumer device, poorly secured partner network or branch office. The Internet of Things (IoT) and guest tenant services, for example, force a unique method of segmenting the traffic service/workloads and introduce a level of operational complexity.

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Source: NW Security 1