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Security Minute: 3 Ways To Win With SD-WAN

Cloud-based apps must communicate and be secure, so you need to offer customers an all-encompassing solution that works. SEE why SD-WAN is the right choice!

Seventy-five billion connected devices will be installed worldwide in the next five years, according to a Statista report. These cloud-based applications must communicate and be secure, so you need to offer customers an all-encompassing solution that works.

There are three reasons your customers need SD-WAN!

“Digital transformation is really driving the requirement for partners to modernize. Their customers are basically going out and adding all these devices to their network. They’re moving workloads into the cloud,” says Stephan Tallent, senior director MSSP and service enablement at Fortinet.

It’s only natural companies switch from performance-inhibited wide area networks to software-defined WAN. One reason is cost. Another is reliability.

“Some of these inexpensive broadband connections actually perform better than these older legacy MPLS connections. Being able to support multiple connections. Being able to route critical apps down one pipe, as opposed to the other. Being able to dynamically change from one provider to another or to combine smaller broadband providers for more throughput and performance. These are compelling reasons to move toward the SD-WAN solution,” says Carl Cayton, North American channel SE director at Fortinet.

That’s not all. Ease of integration is the main reason solution providers turn to Fortinet for SD-WAN. “The competitors in the SD-WAN space have to go take a firewall and a router, SD-WAN technology itself, then worry about the security to layer on top with content filtering and the like. Partners leveraging Fortinet SD-WAN are able to integrate that into a single solution and a single pane of glass of management,” says Jon Bove, VP Americas channels at Fortinet.

Anything software-defined puts dependent tech at a greater security risk, so it’s crucial to use a trusted vendor who’s mastered both SD-WAN and a layered security approach.

Fortinet FortiGate Secure SD-WAN includes best-of-breed NGFW security, advanced routing and WAN-optimized capabilities. It’s also NSS Labs-recommended for the second year in a row.

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