While the key SD-WAN transformation use case was built around network cost and resiliency, its focus is now shifting to security.
Enterprises have moved to more internet connectivity. Traffic patterns have moved away from on-premise data centers to neutral colo facilities or cloud service providers/hyperscalers. And over the past two years, edge access has moved out of the corporate site—to home and remote connections.
These forces changed how enterprises approach network security, and SD-WAN vendors have responded with new partnerships and feature sets.
This review looks at enterprise security trends and how SD-WAN vendors have adapted to accommodate security needs.