What’s the key to effective security? How can we continue to defend against the ever-rising tide of cyberattacks amid a constantly evolving perimeter and the unprecedented acceleration of hybrid work? And let’s not forget about the proliferation of devices connecting to the network, and the mass movement of applications into the cloud. If we’ve learned…

Streamlined communications are key to efficiency. But for one large business focused on feeding the world, connecting and operating a myriad of locations is a core IT challenge. The company produces and sells packaged foods across five continents via millions of points of sale and hundreds of corporate locations, ranging from large campuses to small…

Two critical vulnerabilities were patched in the SD-WAN vManage software, alongside three high-severity issues. The bugs are not dependent on one another and their exploitation doesn’t require exploitation of the others. One of the critical flaws (CVE-2021-1468, CVSS score 9.8) could allow unauthenticated, remote attackers to call privileged actions and even create new administrative accounts,…

A software-defined wide area network is a type of computer network that allows the bounding of multiple internet access resources, such as cables, digital subscriber lines (DSL), and cellular or any other IP transport to provide high throughput data channels. WAN solutions improve application performance, reducing costs, increasing agility, and addressing various IT challenges. Enterprises…

Cisco has released another batch of critical security updates for flaws in Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCMN) and the Cisco SD-WAN Solution software. Cisco Data Center Network Manager flaws Cisco Data Center Network Manager is the network management platform for all NX-OS-enabled deployments, spanning new fabric architectures, IP Fabric for Media, and storage networking…

The challenge of securing data has seen a dramatic shift in complexity in recent years due to an increasing number of threats frequently appearing. However, this complexity will always be an addressable and scalable issue with the right solution in place. Additionally, the rapid advent of new and evolving technologies is presenting opportunities where organizations…

Security should be a top priority when transitioning to an SD-WAN solution

Barracuda Networks today released key findings from a new global research report, “Security, Connectivity, and Control: The Challenges and Opportunities of SD-WAN.” The study surveyed IT leaders and networking and security professionals to learn how widespread SD-WAN deployments are, how organizations are deploying them, and what benefits and challenges they’re seeing. The report includes data…

Getting Ahead of SD-WAN Security With the Zero Trust Model

As businesses across the world become more geographically diverse and move toward an increasingly hybrid IT environment, legacy infrastructure is struggling to keep up. With more data flowing over enterprise networks from multiple sources, the demand for software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) technology is growing exponentially. A report from IDC predicted that this technology will…