Two key trends influencing your network strategy
What you need to be thinking about in the near future
Hybrid networks evolve and are the norm
The prevalence of hybrid networks will continue to increase. Hybrid will come to mean different things at different layers based on the needs of the end-user experience around availability and security. Agile, flexible networks will make it easy for organisations to turn up the bandwidth, add new sites and prioritise traffic and core applications.
The security attack surface will explode
With edge computing and the move to hybrid networks, there will be more points to attack and a continued shortage of cyber security skills to deal with the attacks. Therefore, automation will be key in how you deploy security and we will see ‘orchestrated micro-perimeter-isation’ take over.
"New networking technologies have huge potential to improve performance, boost efficiency and agility, as well as easing visibility and control."
The CISO and CIO's guide to securing networks in a digital age
The changing nature of networks and new technology means that security will be transformed. Malicious actors are more sophisticated but the defence is also increasingly sophisticated. Here, we outline how security will become a key component of your future network strategy.
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As your network adapts to meet new demands, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by the
complexity of managing and maintaining it. Not to mention the challenge of ever-increasing
data traffic and security threats.
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Fact or Fiction: Does SD-WAN Really Save You Money?
“As a result of vendor marketing and industry hype, many organisations expect to achieve cost savings by deploying software-defined WAN (SD-WAN).” Gartner’s expert analysis shows that it may actually be more expensive.
However, every enterprise deployment is unique. The benefits of SD-WAN run far deeper than pure network infrastructure cost savings, including higher availability, application prioritisation and path selection features.
Gartner, Fact or Fiction: Does SD-WAN Really Save You Money?, Ted Corbett, Andrew Lerner, Mike Toussaint, 27 February 2018.
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