Cisco fuses SD-WAN, security and cloud services

MICHAEL COONEY | November 13, 2018

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Looking to help customers batten down the edge, Cisco is marrying its software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN) software with security features while boosting support for cloud services. Many times SD-WAN customers have been forced to choose between adding more security to their SD-WAN at the expense of application performance or vice-versa, said Ramesh Prabagaran senior director of product management at Cisco.“We are looking to help customers solve the security and complexity problems at the cloud edge where networking, security and multicloud environments meet,” he said. What Cisco is doing is adding support for its Umbrella security system to its SD-WAN software which runs on top of the IOS XE operating system that powers its core branch, campus and enterprise routers and switches.

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