By Elisa Caredio
In my conversations with customers about digital transformation and the shift to SaaS and cloud, two questions tend to come up: “Do you have an integrated security solution?” and “How reliable or effective is it?”
Frankly, “security” is something we all search for in our daily lives, whether it’s in the context of our homes or the cars we drive. A desire for safety is innate and often points our buying decision toward products that provide the best security money can buy. Consider the lock on your home’s front door. Would you rather have a simple bolt or a multi-point locking system to keep you secure?
With the expanding threat surface, ensuring the safety of branch users and devices when using cloud-based applications has become paramount. A built-in firewall has become a core requirement for SD-WAN, and several SD-WAN solutions offer one. Buyers beware, though: Not all firewalls are created equal!
Before settling on a SD-WAN solution, do your research and choose the ones that have an integrated firewall tested by a reputable independent lab and with a solid reputation you can trust.
That’s not just my position, or that of Citrix, but also other trusted names in the industry. In fact, the Tolly Group recently released its top three SD-WAN security considerations, which Citrix SD-WAN meets and exceeds.