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How Will SD-WAN Benefit as an Alternative to VPN

Enterprise Security Magazine Europe | Friday, September 11, 2020

Companies are preferring SD-WAN as an alternative to VPN because of the various benefits that SD-WAN can provide to the users.

FREMONT, CA: The enterprise networking is evolving rapidly due to which the enterprises realize that the trade-offs related to VPN are not worth it. A scalable, agile, and secure WAN connectivity is necessary because of the transformation towards SaaS-based architecture, mobile workforce, and latency-sensitive applications such as UCaaS (Unified Communication as a Service). However, Cato's cloud-based SD-WAN can meet the increasing demand and even addresses the VPN's inadequacies. Here are some of the benefits of using the innovative cloud-based SD-WAN. 

Top 10 VPN Solution Companies in Europe - 2020Scalable, cloud-native infrastructure

With the combination of cloud-native infrastructure, the innovative cloud will help enterprises deliver new sites in minutes. Moreover, it can also abolish the requirement of numerous on-premise appliances. The IT pros also do not have to configure tunnels between the locations. Therefore, the entire system will decrease expenditure and bring the hyper-scalability of the cloud into the WAN

Granular policy enforcement

Entirely cloud-native security with structures like NGFW (Next-generation firewall) will help to apply stricter policies for the users and applications. Furthermore, the enterprises can also impose various policies to the application and user level. 

Optimized WAN performance

To increase WAN's performance, it is necessary to have features like Intelligent Last-Mile Management (ILMM), dynamic path selection, and active failover. Moreover, Cato's mobile client can reduce the requirement of inefficient backhauling related to remote-access VPN. Besides, the scalability of the cloud also removes the problem of on-premises appliances by developing a bottleneck. 

In-depth network visibility

The cloud-native security stack builds in the cloud helps application and user-level visibility to the network data flows. This will also be effective for mobile users and cloud applications. It will become possible to witness who is connecting with the network and when. The users can also see the amount of traffic being sent, and this type of information was not available with the earlier VPN provider.

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