The major security advantage of SD-WAN is the software layers. You could virtualize the WAN and control the network resources, automatically, centrally and dynamically. The software, associated with firewall, can also define how security features will be applied in each instance, as well as prioritize and assign rules to each traffic request.
The SD-WAN technology solves this challenge with management of the software rules that define the authentication and authorization allowances, encryption in the tunnels connecting end users to the cloud, and the introduction of additional layers of security to ensure the integrity of the data.
The Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) is the latest generation system of active monitoring, to identify suspicious activity and threats in real time and block any unwarranted action on your network and devices. It also offers relevant policies for each type of network asset, offering efficient protection against potential intruders and greatly reduces false-positives. IPS increases performance and provides support to the bypass interface without the need for topology change.
The system also allows a transparent mode to anonymously obtain full visibility of the network status. The IPS signature base contains thousands of signatures organized into over 60 different categories.
The Virtual Private Network (VPN) integrates the two main techniques for creating communication tunnels between remote devices, adding layers of encryption and authentication to ensure privacy to the remote connection.
With this, you obtain flexibility to enable secure communication anywhere between all team members with features in local networks, data centers, cloud-hosted applications, and in users’ remote devices connection. All of this includes peer-to-peer protection.
This technology makes it possible to manage privileged access for each user profile or group policies. Networks created with VPN are easily connected with major operating systems, with or without the need for additional software to obtain remote access.