Gartner Research

How to Select Internet Security Services for Managed SD-WAN

Published: 09 October 2017

ID: G00340171

Analyst(s): Bjarne Munch , Lawrence Orans


Infrastructure and operations leaders responsible for network and security planning can use providers to secure managed, software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) internet connectivity. These security services are evolving with on-site and network-based managed services that must be tailored to security needs.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Choose Security Providers With Broad Solution Choices by Ensuring They Support SD-WAN Embedded and Third-Party Firewalls
    • A Key Benefit of On-Site Deployments
    • A Key Drawback
    • Checklist
  • Source Cloud-Based Security to Reduce Branch Office Complexity When Security Requirements Are Less Demanding by Using Cloud or Hub-Based Security Services
    • The Advantage of This Option
    • A Key Disadvantage
  • Ensure That Providers Properly Secure the SD-WAN Solution and the Internet Connection by Evaluating SD-WAN Service-Specific Security

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