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Coping With the Splinternet: The Impact of Internet Fragmentation on Global Enterprise Networks

Published: 24 August 2018

ID: G00368459

Analyst(s): Neil Rickard


There are at least 31 countries where the flow of internet traffic across national boundaries is restricted by national authorities. It is vital that I&O leaders adjust their internet-based global WANs and/or cloud access plans to mitigate the potential impact of these impediments.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • Internet Traffic Is Being Subjected to Content Filtering as It Crosses National Borders
  • In Some Countries, the Use of VPNs and Other Encryption Techniques Is Restricted
  • Access to Some Public Cloud Services Over the Internet Is Blocked in Some Countries by National-Level Filtering

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