How SD-WAN Increases Visibility and Improves Security in Wide Area Networks

In business, as in life, communication is key. But despite the simplicity of this axiom, smooth communication can be a challenge for any company. It’s an issue that’s difficult enough for a single site, but multiply your locations and all of a sudden sharing files, information, even simple emails – can seem daunting. Multiple locations accessing shared applications in the cloud is a real challenge for many growing businesses. With these obstacles in mind, Frontier doubled down to build a solution that’s fast, secure and easy to use. This past September we unveiled that solution: Frontier Connect – WAN.

Our guest today might be a familiar one for Gain Your Edge listeners. Lisa Partridge is the Director of Product Marketing at Frontier. With decades of experience in Wide Area Networking, security and a law degree, she’s our inside source for all things Frontier Connect – WAN. Today, we’re talking about the best way for businesses to share information across locations, the markets that will benefit from SD-WAN, real life network case studies and a whole lot more. This conversation is jam-packed with information that we can’t wait for you to hear on our 60th episode of Gain Your Edge.

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References and Resources

Frontier Connect – WAN

What You Need to Know About SD-WAN

GYE Ep.48 – Anywhere & Everywhere: How VPN is Changing the Way We Work

GYE Ep.42 – Simplified User Experience and How SD-WAN is Disrupting the IT Industry

Frontier Business

MPLS – Multiprotocol Label Switching; type of data-carrying technique for high-performance telecommunications networks. MPLS directs data from one network node to the next based on short path labels rather than long network addresses, avoiding complex lookups in a routing table.

ATM – Asynchronous Transfer Mode; a switching technique used by telecommunication networks that uses asynchronous time-division multiplexing to encode data into small, fixed-sized cells

Frame – a digital data transmission unit in computer networking and telecommunication

SLA – Service Level Agreement; a contract between a service provider (either internal or external) and the end user that defines the level of service expected from the service provider

Stateful Firewall – a stateful inspection firewall examines the contents of individual packets at all layers of the OSI model, from the network layer to the application layer. It examines a packet’s origin, its destination and its port utilization in ultimately allowing or denying packets.



Host Skip Lineberg

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