Gartner Research

Four Architectures to Secure SD-WAN

Published: 06 October 2017

ID: G00340305

Analyst(s): Greg Young , Bjarne Munch

Summary

I&O leaders responsible for network and internet security planning can use embedded security in SD-WAN products to secure internet access, but must ensure that strong security requirements also incorporate traditional next-generation firewalls or secure web gateway services.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Choose an SD-WAN Security Solution by Grouping Security Needs and Matching Them to the Four Key Options
    • Using SD-WAN With Embedded Firewall Means an Additional Security Management Console
    • SD-WAN Systems Do Not Offer Advanced Security Features
  • Secure Small Remote Sites by Using Cloud-Based Security as a Service
  • Secure the SD-WAN Solution With Strong Device and Controller Authentication, Authorization and Access Control

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