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Authored on: Nov 09, 2021
Software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN) has quickly become the de facto solution for legacy WAN infrastructure replacement in distributed organizations. But not all SD-WAN approaches are the same. While some implementations simply add basic SD-WAN capabilities to existing legacy routers (featuring a stateful firewall for security), this adds infrastructure complexity while exposing branches to undue security risks. A Secure SD-WAN solution—such as FortiGate Secure SD-WAN—consolidates networking, routing, and security infrastructure in a single, organically developed solution. It provides network engineering and operations leaders with robust branch WAN networking capabilities that support the latest high-performance digital applications while ensuring seamless security across branch deployments.