The SD-WAN Cake: Cutting Through the Underlay

Industry expert Sunil Khandekar highlights SD-WAN’s central role in the shift from bottom-up to top-down software-defined networking. He discusses how service providers can have their automation cake and secure it too by embracing SASE, SSE, and Zero Trust industry standards.

In this Executives at the Edge episode, host Pascal Menezes explores these topics and more with Sunil Khandekar, founder of Nuage Networks: 

  • What is SD-WAN’s evolving value, from both a business and technical perspective? 
  • How do service providers securely connect users in any location, to their applications in any cloud, with fully automated self-service?
  • How do you select the best underlay for the SLA (service level agreement) for that application to that end user? And how do you measure it end-to-end?
  • When do centralized policies and ACLs (network access control lists), SASE, SSE, and Zero Trust come into play?
  • Why are SD-WAN, SASE, and Zero Trust standards so important and how do service providers build differentiation on top?

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