MEF: Addressing SD-WAN & SASE Frequently Asked Questions

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I am pleased to share that MEF has just released our new SD-WAN and SASE Frequently Asked Questions that will bring you up to speed on the latest perspectives from MEF and shed light on a host of new initiatives that will benefit service end-users, service providers, and technology vendors. We address 18 common questions with a balanced level of detail and links to helpful material that should be of value to a wide range of industry professionals.

MEF is the world’s leading communications industry organization shaping the direction and growth of the SD-WAN services market through standardization and certification of services, technologies, and professionals. And in August 2020, we announced our work to define Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) services within the MEF 3.0 Global Services Framework.

MEF currently has about a dozen active SD-WAN and SASE standardization projects involving contributions from more than 60 professionals from 30+ companies. Many companies involved in these projects are participating in the ongoing MEF Infinite Edge Series of digital events as well as the MEF 3.0 Proof of Concept Showcase that will go live in February 2021.

In the FAQ, explore the latest developments on SD-WAN, Application Security for SD-WAN, SASE, SD-WAN interoperability, SD-WAN service orchestration, network slicing & SD-WAN, SD-WAN certification programs, and more. 

Read through to the end to find out what more than 20 industry professionals have been saying about the importance of MEF’s SD-WAN and SASE standardization work and SD-WAN certification.

Contact MEF for more information on our SD-WAN and SASE projects and to learn how you can get involved and help us accelerate industry innovation! 

Stan Hubbard

Stan Hubbard

Senior Director, Research & Analyst Relations | MEF

Stan is MEF’s principal analyst responsible for market research related to strategic initiatives. He has 24+ years of communications industry experience in strategic marketing, industry analysis, analyst relations, public relations, and global event programming. In 2013, he joined MEF, where he has held various roles as the Senior Director of Research and Analyst Relations, Chair and Program Director for many global networking events, and Director of Communications & Research. Prior to MEF, Stan was a Senior Analyst at Heavy Reading, where he focused on Carrier Ethernet and SDN. He chaired 20 major Light Reading CE events worldwide. Prior to that, Stan was the director of market intelligence at Ciena.