Security has always been a major consideration when architecting enterprise networks. Key overarching trends such as Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), mobility, and cloud computing have forced most organizations to reevaluate and refocus on critical areas of their IT infrastructure, and network security continues to be one of their highest priorities. Of course, you want your site-to-site traffic to be safe and free from attacks. Intrusions on unencrypted and weak networks are increasingly common, and while the extensive media coverage given to high-profile breaches may seem like sensationalism, it’s often rooted in fact.
MPLS has been very useful for keeping enterprises’ connections between sites secure, but the exploding interest in SD-WAN technology, which use the public broadband Internet, has people investigating the security capabilities of these emerging solutions. What if your network could be fully secured, from end-to-end?
A Secure Network Through SD-WAN
Putting all other pros and cons of MPLS versus SD-WAN aside, the most important question for many enterprises is simply: “How safe is SD-WAN?” In the case of MPLS-based networks, security between sites is not a big problem since they are based on private infrastructure, with no traffic from the outside coming in or interfering. MPLS traffic throughout the enterprise does not traverse public space, so there is no need for encryption. One of the major challenges faced by enterprises worldwide, however, is the constant increase in the number of public cloud applications affecting the policy configuration of their security setups.
In the case of TELoIP’s SD-WAN solution, IPsec-class encryption of site-to-site traffic is inherent. Securely connecting each of your remote sites and workers within a single protected network with a seamless bridge to the public cloud, our VINO WAN features end-to-end encryption that ensures confidentiality, data integrity, and authentication.
VINO WAN’s industry-leading SD-WAN technology supports BYOD, mobility and cloud services yet avoids bandwidth bottlenecks. Users gain safe and secure access to enterprise data and applications both within branch locations and from remote laptops, tablets, or other devices. With many other approaches, when Internet-based, public cloud services are included in the equation, additional work must be done to secure flows from end-to-end.
Finding anomalies in a VINO WAN network can also be easier than with traditional infrastructures, as customers can manage and extensively monitor their WAN traffic through the TELoIP Portal. Monitoring an SD-WAN network can help identify anomalies that may be the first signs of a security threat.
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