The Future of Enterprise VPN Will Be Software-Defined

Originally published September 23, 2018

There is no doubt the face of both the enterprise workforce and the network is changing. Existing network management approaches were designed around fixed branch networks (places) accessing applications within private data centers.

Today, connecting people and ‘things’ over the Internet and deploying applications within the public cloud represents a dramatic increase in the number of remote network endpoints that need to be managed. 

Increasing adoption of cloud, mobile and Internet of things (IoT) capability means more enterprise traffic is being driven off private wide area networks (WANs) – like Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) – and instead moving over the Internet. 

In addition, many endpoints are now connected wirelessly, adding additional concerns about security and compliance.

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