SD-WAN Security: Are You Really Secure? March 22, 2019 Tim Tang, Director, Enterprise Solutions SD-WAN , Managed Security false Security is a big topic in SD-WAN. Everyone says they have secure SD-WAN, but do they really have the kind of SD-WAN security you need. Take this example: WANsform Your Enterprise Before you can transform customer experience, you must WANsform your enterprise. Learn how Hughes Managed SD-WAN is enabling digital transformation and achieving real results. MPLS vs. SD-WAN Why SD-WAN? WiFi Analytics: Insight Every Step of the Way Digital Signage Solutions: Engagement Starts Here SD-WAN Appliance: 4860 is SD-WAN transformation in a box Homeowner A: “Do you have security for your home?” Homeowner B: “Yes, I have security for my home. I have a lock on the front door. Do you have security for your home?” Homeowner A: “Yes, I have security for my home. I have a lock on the front door and also on all of the other points of entry into the house. I have a state of the art burglar alarm that I test every month. It not only monitors any unauthorized attempts to enter my house, it is equipped with motion sensors that alert me to any activity in the house when I am not there. I have a mobile app on my phone which allows me to check a live video feed from numerous IPTV cameras to find out what’s going on in and around my home. With my IoT doorbell, I can even respond to strangers knocking on my door. Every quarter, I receive crime reports from the local police station, which alerts me to any robberies, attacks, and other potential threats. I have security for my home.” Do you see a difference? Retailer A: “Do you have security for your SD-WAN?” Retailer B: “Yes, I have security for my SD-WAN. My SD-WAN provider uses a cloud-based security solution.They tell me it is very good. Do you have security for your SD-WAN solution?” Retailer A: “Yes, I have security for my SD-WAN. My SD-WAN provider uses a security solution that has been thoroughly vetted by respected market analysts and has received formal recognition and awards as a leading provider in network security. In addition to cloud-based options, they also provide an integrated on-premise option which provides me with additional flexibility, application performance, and cost savings. My SD-WAN solution protects my network from by integrating a full portfolio of Unified Threat Management (UTM) services, including antivirus, anti-spam, intrusion detection services (IDS), intrusion protection services (IPS), and web content filtering. I am also able to use Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions that leverages behavioral analytics to identify genuine threats to my network in real-time so that my employees are not overwhelmed by a flood of alerts. Also, my SD-WAN solution includes Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response (SOAR), which uses alerts from the various integrated platforms within my network and analyzes the cases to develop a sophisticated, automated response, which dramatically improves my ability to respond to detect events. My SD-WAN provider’s Security Operations Center (SOC) proactively monitors my network and notifies me of any issues they may find. I have security for my SD-WAN.“ Do you see a difference? You should know what type of security you have in place in your home and with your network. Read our next post to learn six questions you should be asking about SD-WAN security. About the Author Tim Tang helps distributed organizations achieve the promise of digital transformation by sharing ideas across industries and helping customers stay ahead of the ever-increasing pace of change. Follow Tim Tang on LinkedIn and Twitter @TimTang4Retail. Categories See All SD-WAN (58) Networking (31) Retail Technology (24) Managed Services (13) Managed Security (12) EMV (11) SASE (10) Conference (7) Edge Computing (7) Digital Media (6) WiFi Analytics (5) SCS (2) Popular Blogs What to do When the Network is the Lifeline for a Franchise BusinessJul 28, 2021 5 Tips to Maintain Business as Usual During Hurricane SeasonAug 11, 2021 5 Digital Turning Points in RetailAug 16, 2021 Making a List. Checking it Twice. Five Tips to Prep Stores for the Holiday SeasonAug 23, 2021 Protecting Your Brand Takes More Than TrustAug 25, 2021 Related Posts See All Making a List. Checking it Twice. Five Tips to Prep Stores for the Holiday Season August 23, 2021 What to do When the Network is the Lifeline for a Franchise Business July 28, 2021 Three Retail Trends That Are Here to Stay Post-Covid Jeff Bradbury July 23, 2021 Managed Network Services Solve Real Business Challenges June 21, 2021 Simplifying Hybrid Cloud Connectivity May 07, 2021 ENJOY THIS POST? Provide your email below to receive a monthly round-up of what’s happening in the world of connectivity! First Name Last Name Email Company Campaign ID CAPTCHA This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.