Secure software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) is a solution provided by leading vendors and service providers aimed at the future of cybersecurity. While SD-WAN itself is not a new offering, secure SD-WAN has become an increasingly popular approach to cybersecurity.
- SD-WAN solutions have three key characteristics: they support multiple types of connections, offer dynamic path selections, and are significantly easier to use and manage than previous SD-WAN offerings.
- Secure SD-WAN is necessary due to increased security threats. This is because the full-mesh capabilities of traditional SD-WAN can give hackers complete access to the network, even if a single branch is compromised.
- It is necessary for companies to adopt a more comprehensive set of solutions. These solutions should protect remote branches, users, devices, and cloud applications from cyber threats when connected to external internet and cloud services using secure internet broadband or cellular networks.