Enterprises currently face challenges regarding
the price, performance, and flexibility of traditional
wide area networks (WANs). Aggressive growth in
the adoption of public cloud services (a projected
86% spike between 2014 and 2018)1
organizations to look elsewhere for a more effective
network solution to address distributed traffic across
remote sites and branch offices.
Some of the specific issues organizations face with
their traditional WANs include:
- High total cost of ownership (TCO)
- Lengthy provisioning cycles
- Performance degradation with the growth of cloud
- Inadequate redundancy and resiliency
- Lack of application-aware connectivity
To better manage WAN investments, enterprises are
adopting a new approach for their distributed branch
office networks. Software-defined WAN (SD-WAN)
offers improved performance, agility, and operational
flexibility plus significant cost savings. But not all SDWAN
solutions are created equal.
Data security risk caused by third parties is a pervasive problem.
Yet, many organizations granting remote privileged access to third-party users leave gaps that represent significant security risks.
If you’re like most organizations today, you frequently grant vendors, contractors and other non-staff members access to internal networks and systems. These privileged users remotely administer your operating systems, databases or applications using their own endpoint devices.
Download the eBook to learn the five best practices to control security risk brought on by third parties.
If you have recently been to a seminar, attended a conference or webcast, or read a white paper or blog, you have most likely heard about
cloud technology as it relates to the accounting profession. Cloud technology is an enabler that allows a business to shift computing power
from local networks and desktop environments to a remote off-premises computing environment. Ef?ciency of operations is enhanced by
removing the burden of managing networks, upgrades, and information technology operational issues.
"In healthcare, as the trends supporting eHealth accelerate, the need for scalable, reliable, and secure network infrastructures will only grow. This white paper describes the key factors and technologies to consider when building a private network for healthcare sector enterprises, including:
Transport Network Equipment
Outside Fiber Plant
Reliability, Redundancy, and Protection
Services, Operation, Program Management, and Maintenance
Download our white paper to learn more."
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Feb 26, 2015
How can IT achieve the flexibility and agility it needs to offer multiple types of applications in multiple locations? Just as enterprises take advantage of applications hosted in multiple locations (i.e., public clouds, private clouds, or SaaS applications), they take advantage of different networks for different reasons (i.e. performance, backup, remote access). These could be MPLS links, ATM links, traditional Internet connections, or VPN lines. Enterprises, in effect, are already building hybrid networks, and those combined with the elements of hybrid clouds create the hybrid enterprise.
Departments of roads and highways around the world have begun to implement technology solutions to improve the safety of their highways, lessen congestion and manage traffic more efficiently. Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), as these systems are known, require reliable, secure and scalable networks to link cameras, sensors, signage, signaling and vehicles to remote data centers and operation centers.
These networks will be deployed in harsh environments and will pose their own unique challenges to operate, maintain and manage.
In this application note, we will present the unique requirements of ITS networks and discuss how AlcatelLucent Enterprise products and technologies not only meet today’s ITS requirements, but are designed to grow and scale to meet tomorrow’s as well.
What is the key benefit of SD-WAN?
To provide seamless access to digital services for end-users.
But IT is more distributed, fragmentary, and dynamic than ever, with hybrid apps, hybrid networks, and remote and mobile users everywhere.
Hardware-bound legacy networks can never fulfill the promise of seamless access. Taming the chaos of today’s IT requires a new approach to networking.
This is the promise of software-defined wide area networks (SD-WAN)—the ability to use plain-language business policies to automate and orchestrate all the components of digital access.
Read this white paper to learn how SD-WAN lets you:
• Manage centrally from a cloud console with a comprehensive view of your connectivity fabric that spans and unifies datacenter/cloud apps, branch/mobile users, and enterprise/cloud networks.
• Orchestrate globally using business policy-based automation to define quality of service and access privileges for all apps/users.
• Deploy locally with zero touch via automated
Published By: Aerohive
Published Date: Jan 04, 2012
In today's virtual enterprise, access to corporate resources must be secure, reliable, and manageable, with consistently enforced policy while simultaneously allowing access from anywhere at any time. This is why access network strategies are critical to business growth.
Cloud architectures. Remote access to big data. Application performance in an increasingly networked world. A renewed focus on DR/BC based on instant replication between multiple data centers. All are driving a need for more flexible WAN optimization that can be cost effectively deployed across both private and public networks.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Aug 22, 2014
The performance of RecoverPoint continuous remote replication can be impacted by characteristics common to wide-area networks, including packet loss, latency and limited bandwidth. SteelHead WAN optimization appliances can be leveraged to overcome the negative effects of these impairments, delivering LAN-like performance for RecoverPoint and all other business applications traversing the WAN. In this paper you will learn about performance benefits of the combined EMC RecoverPoint and Riverbed SteelHead solution, as measured through collaborative testing from EMC and Riverbed.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Aug 19, 2014
EMC® RecoverPoint family provides cost-effective, local continuous data protection and/or continuous remote replication
solutions that allow for any-point-in-time data recovery. Riverbed SteelHead WAN Optimization solutions deliver maximum
performance for business applications and data transfers over Wide-Area Networks (WANs).
Mobile and remote workers of all types need high-quality connections to the Internet and to their corporate networks. They need connections from branch offices, homes, airports, hotels and other locations around the world. This truly becomes a security challenge as network managers scramble to meet these needs.
Published By: Quocirca
Published Date: May 14, 2008
Virtual private networks (VPNs) are the technologies most widely used by organizations today in the provision of remote access to their networks for employees, business partners and suppliers. Of the VPNs available, IPSec (Internet Protocol Security) VPNs provide the most complete remote access solution, although they have traditionally been seen as costly and difficult to deploy.
This analyst report written by Stan Schatt, VP & Research Director, Networking at ABI Research helps you decipher the WLAN security alphabet soup, understand architectural approaches to WLAN security, upcoming standards for roaming, load balancing and management frame encryption, and key security requirements that you should consider for you next WLAN deployment.
The use of pollable remote access units enable integration of phone systems with telecommunications management, plus system-wide access, monitoring and alarm notification that includes unmanned remote sites. Few telephone networks connect a user base that is involved in such a multitude of vital services as local government.
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