Make MPLS and SD-WAN More Efficient with Cloud Security
As applications move from internal networks to the cloud, bandwidth between offices should continue to decrease as traffic is directed to cloud applications. Sending internet and cloud destined traffic through private MPLS or SD-WAN links is not only expensive, but unsustainable. Typically, the reason for sending traffic through private MPLS and SD-WAN links is to apply internet security with centrally hosted on-prem security appliances. Use iboss cloud to provide in-the-cloud security for branch offices so that internet traffic is offloaded from private office connections via branch office internet breakouts. This will prolong any MPLS or SD-WAN deployment by alleviating this unnecessary load from already heavily loaded connections. Best of all, you can eliminate the need for centrally hosted appliances resulting in savings and higher end-user productivity.
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Compliment SD-WAN and MPLS with Branch Office Internet Breakouts Using Cloud Security
Leveraging local branch office internet breakouts, users receive best-of-breed internet protection including compliance, web filtering, malware defense and data loss prevention. Security is delivered in the cloud, directly by iboss cloud resulting in faster internet connections to critical applications. This increases end-user productivity and provides an increased user experience. MPLS and SD-WAN links can focus on traffic that is specifically destined for other offices within the network.
In addition, the burden of attempting to provide deep file and stream-based security to internet bound traffic by local branch office appliances is eliminated. The computer power needed to provide this level of security, including SSL inspection and protection, is high. This lowers the appliance throughput for site-to-site encryption required by SD-WAN. By performing security in the cloud, the branch office equipment can re-purpose those CPU cycles for the site-to-site connections increasing their useful life by increasing their throughput.
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iboss has deployed with and validated numerous SD-WAN solutions to simplify implementation for our customers. Most SD-WAN platforms provide several methods to break-out traffic from the private network.
At the branch, SD-WAN solutions employ techniques such as application identification, network segmentation, and packet inspection to identify internet, cloud, and SaaS traffic and then apply policy-based routing to steer traffic appropriately to cloud-based security.
For SD-WAN deployments, iboss provides numerous ways to connect branches to the iboss cloud. iboss is simplifying the process for our customers by partnering with a number of the leading SD-WAN vendors to tighten integration and identify the best practices based on joint customer deployments.
SD-WAN solutions typically include an orchestration platform that centrally provisions the configuration and policies to all the branch locations. For large enterprises with thousands of locations, centralized management is critical to simplifying any deployment. iboss is integrating with the orchestration platform of several SD-WAN vendors, which with a single click, automatically connects the iboss cloud to provide security for all branches.