The SD-WAN market is experiencing rapid growth, with about 50% of organizations expected to have deployed SD-WAN by the end of 2019. But since it relies on direct internet access, SD-WAN introduces security risk, especially when compared to their previous MPLS connections. And given the current state of today’s threat landscape, security can no longer be looked at as something one does after the deployment of an SD-WAN. Instead, it needs to be baked into the architecture.
SD-WAN has the ability to redefine how organizations manage the communications between physical sites and cloud hosted systems, possibly connecting one of the largest barriers to cloud computing.