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XaaS, Or Everything as a Service, Offers These Five Benefits

The sharing economy is making its mark on IT, with digital services and applications available in subscription models. Businesses are able to pay for only what they use in areas like software, infrastructure, and platforms all trending toward as-a-service offerings. The mindset is becoming Everything as a Service, or XaaS, where every kind of outsourcing offers clear advantages. XaaS offers flexible consumption that lends companies increased agility for providing improved

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Enterprises Are Losing Confidence in SD-WAN as a Comprehensive Solution

For the last several years, there has been momentum around software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) as a solution to the demands of an increasingly complex infrastructure in the cloud age. From centralized management and visibility to reduced costs and scalability, its traffic segmentation and provider agnostic approach seemed almost too good to be true. A recent report based on a survey by Cato Networks found that many network professionals see

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Networking Trends for 2020 Are Dominated by SD-WAN Improvements

Enterprises continue their endorsement of software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN), with many organizations adopting it to support bandwidth-hungry cloud applications and to improve management of the network. Networking trends for the upcoming months continue to focus on SD-WAN and its many benefits.   In a market that has exploded with providers wanting to offer SD-WAN solutions, differentiation is now occurring as more mature products offer new innovations and support for

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Smart Approaches to a Cyber Security Strategy

When corporations are hacked, everyone hears about it. What you need to know is that small businesses are just as, if not more, vulnerable. Cyber security is a top concern at many companies, but more needs to be done to protect data and reputations. If you’re feeling intimidated by cyber security protocol implementation, don’t be – it’s not as complex as you might think. There are open-source tools you can

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Virtual Networks Answer the Connectivity Demand of the Cloud

The new reality of the cloud environment demands virtual networks that are easily configurable and optimizable and which can prioritize agility for a changing set of connectivity demands. The growing bandwidth needs of cloud solutions and performance requirements that vary among each type of application need a network approach that can change quickly and offers a high level of visibility to administrators. From video and Internet of Things (IoT) to

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