Addressing these issues and securing remote workforce employees and assets has prompted many IT organizations to accelerate their shift to software-defined wide-area networking. Prescient & Strategic Intelligence expects the global SD-WAN market to surge to $43 billion by 2030, a compound annual growth rate of more than 38%.
Software-defined networks move configuration and control from devices to software. Tasks such as provisioning extra capacity, adding new users, onboarding new connections and segmenting networks to secure the remote workforce can be done in minutes without the need to touch a device.
Managed SD-WAN services provide encryption, high availability, a bevy of security options and agile, scalable bandwidth to meet demand. User connections are always secure, and IT departments can monitor and manage network endpoints as easily and completely as though they were on-premises. Capacity is never a problem because the service provider has more available than any customer would need.
Remote work is likely here to stay. To avoid the nightmare scenarios of the early days of the pandemic, organizations should take a hard look at software-defined secure networking solutions that keep their business networks available, flexible and responsive.
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