Verizon is First to Market with Global SD WAN Offer and Virtualized Services Globally

Verizon | September 08, 2020

International Data Corporation (IDC), the premier global provider of market intelligence, recognizes Verizon as a leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Managed SD WAN 2020 Vendor Assessment report1. Software-defined wide area networking (SD WAN) is a way for companies to create secure network connections utilizing a wide variety of underlying network technologies - commercial internet, wireless, private IP, etc. “The COVID-19 pandemic has proven the resilience of SD WAN extending to the remote worker, leveraging VPN connectivity and SD WAN gateways,” said Aamir Hussain, SVP Chief Product Officer Verizon Business. “SD WAN technology provides network awareness and can add layers of security that customers need now more than ever and we are proud to be recognized as a global leader in this area.”

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No infrastructure, no capital costs - just a fast, flexible way to combine all the data you need to find out what's happening in your business - and why. Nearly 70% of medium and large organizations use or plan to implement cloud within the next 12 months1 Based on a platform which supports the whole process from loading data, to creating dashboards and reports Business Intelligence Cloud Service combines the strength of enterprise-class analytics with the simplicity of the cloud, offering business users and IT a secure, accessible platform for finding insights and making better, faster decisions.

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Axis Security | November 18, 2021

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QCT | July 23, 2021

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Algoblu Introduces its Network Element Virtualization Platform

Algoblu | March 09, 2021

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