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Invest Implications: 'The WAN Is the New LAN'

Published: 23 December 2014

ID: G00273717

Analyst(s): Frank Marsala

Summary

As more WAN traffic includes voice and video, and the percentage of traffic that is encrypted rises, WAN optimization controllers become less impactful. But once an enterprise hits a critical mass that necessitates fiber access, the marginal cost of overbuilding the WAN becomes less of a barrier.

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