Gartner®: Best Security Practices for SD-WAN

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As SD-WAN continues to be adopted for internet-based WAN architectures, associated security architectures continue to evolve as well.

The good news is you have options. See the recommendations Gartner suggests for security and risk management leaders with responsibility to secure branch office internet connectivity including:

  • Simplify branch office internet access security by using hosted or cloud-based security where possible.
  • Evaluate the pros and cons of using an integrated single vendor/provider versus multiple best-of-breed vendors for both networking and security.
  • Integrate SASE with a global enhanced internet backbone service that optimizes connectivity to applications


Gartner Best Security Practices for SD-WAN, By Bjarne Munch, Craig Lawson, 23 June 2021

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