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ALSO CALLED: Networks, W A N, Wide Area Networks
DEFINITION: A wide area network (WAN) is a geographically dispersed telecommunications network. The term distinguishes a broader telecommunication structure from a local area network (LAN). A wide area network may be privately owned or rented, but the term usually connotes the inclusion of public (shared user) networks. An intermediate form of network in terms of geography is a metropolitan area network (MAN).
WAN Reports
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WAN Edge Infrastructure
sponsored by Silver Peak
ANALYST REPORT: WAN Edge Infrastructure now incorporates a broader set of network functions, including traditional routing, security, SD-WAN, and WAN optimization. In this Gartner Magic Quadrant, explore an evaluation of platforms available for the WAN edge and key insights into the Leaders, Challengers, Visionaries and Niche players.
Posted: 09 Dec 2019 | Published: 26 Nov 2019

Silver Peak

Network Enlightenment
sponsored by Lumina Networks
WHITE PAPER: As the communications industry grapples with more flexible technology, providers that can create flexible, customer-centric services will quickly separate themselves from their competition. In this white paper, learn how automation will help service providers support this transformation while allowing them to thrive in Open Source communities.
Posted: 02 Dec 2019 | Published: 02 Dec 2019

Lumina Networks

The Future of Network Security Is in the Cloud
sponsored by Menlo Security
ANALYST REPORT: Network and network security architectures were designed for an era that is waning, and they are unable to effectively serve the dynamic secure access requirements of digital business. In this Gartner report, learn why security and risk management leaders need a converged cloud-delivered secure access service edge to address this shift.
Posted: 27 Nov 2019 | Published: 30 Aug 2019

Menlo Security

Evolution of Software-Defined Networking
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: As businesses grow, whether organically or due to mergers and acquisitions, the traditional data center networks that support them become increasingly complex. In this Evolution of Software-Defined Networking for Dummies, you will learn what SDN means for you now, how network upgrades with software speed time to value, and more.
Posted: 25 Nov 2019 | Published: 25 Nov 2019

VMware

Assessing the Cost-Benefits of SD-WAN Services
sponsored by CenturyLink
ANALYST REPORT: In this Frost & Sullivan report, uncover key considerations for business executives to assess the topline costs, as well as the overall business value associated with self-managed and Managed SD-WAN services, compared with traditional branch networking (non-SD-WAN).
Posted: 15 Nov 2019 | Published: 15 Nov 2019

CenturyLink

Koch Trucking Uses SD-WAN to Manage New Sites over the Network
sponsored by CenturyLink
CASE STUDY: Koch Trucking owns sites in over 30 states. A given site’s location often impacts the options for networking. The inability to integrate the hybrid network creates management issues. In this case study, learn how Koch Trucking was able to share provide control performance reliability with the help of CenturyLink Managed Hybrid SD-WAN.
Posted: 15 Nov 2019 | Published: 15 Nov 2019

CenturyLink

Success Story: Biohazard Logistics Company
sponsored by CenturyLink
CASE STUDY: A specialized medical waste logistics company was facing several challenges including difficulty working with over 200 network vendors, and an inability to manage complex network infrastructure. To address these challenges, the company implemented CenturyLink’s fully managed SD-WAN. Download this case study to explore the benefits they saw.
Posted: 14 Nov 2019 | Published: 14 Nov 2019

CenturyLink

Planning for Wan: 8 Tips for Smart Cloud Migration and Network Transformation
sponsored by CenturyLink
RESOURCE: Today’s digital businesses are relying more on cloud-optimized network services for delivering innovation and achieving a competitive edge. Wherever your business is in the cloud and WAN transformation process, this checklist, sourced from a new IDG report and IT leader survey, will help you develop a smart strategy and solid transition plan.
Posted: 14 Nov 2019 | Published: 14 Nov 2019

CenturyLink

4 Keys to Building WANs in the Digital Era
sponsored by Apcela
ANALYST REPORT: As enterprises digitally transform by moving to private cloud and PaaS, they need to rethink how their WAN supports their business objectives. I&O leaders responsible for networking can use this Gartner report to increase agility, control costs and improve the performance of their WANs.
Posted: 11 Nov 2019 | Published: 13 Feb 2019

Apcela

The Future of Network Security Is in the Cloud
sponsored by Apcela
ANALYST REPORT: Network security architectures were designed for an era that is waning, and they are unable to effectively serve the dynamic secure access requirements of digital business. In this Gartner report, learn why security and risk management leaders should consider a converged, cloud-delivered, secure access service edge to address this shift.
Posted: 11 Nov 2019 | Published: 30 Aug 2019

Apcela

Network Security for SD-WAN
sponsored by Cisco Umbrella
EBOOK: In today’s business environment, satellite offices and remote workers are connecting directly to Internet. However, in most organizations, security at the branch office is limited, if it exists at all. In this e-book, find out how to easily deliver cloud edge security for today's evolving networks, and protect remote and roaming users.
Posted: 07 Nov 2019 | Published: 07 Nov 2019

Cisco Umbrella

Riverbed SD-WAN: Simple, Powerful, Transformative
sponsored by Riverbed
VIDEO: Every once in a while, a technology emerges that greatly simplifies how things get done. For IT networking professionals, SD-WAN can be one of those technologies. It can help improve how networks are designed, deployed, and managed. Watch this quick video to learn about the key features of Riverbed’s SD-WAN.
Posted: 05 Nov 2019 | Premiered: 17 Jul 2018

Riverbed

The Evolution of WAN Architecture
sponsored by VMware Velocloud
EBOOK: The WAN was built to connect from the branch office to the data center, over service provider VPNs. With applications in the cloud, this is no longer efficient.As a result, how applications are accessed from the branch office over the WAN needs to change. In this e-book learn why cloud-delivered SD-WAN is the answer for this.
Posted: 05 Nov 2019 | Published: 05 Nov 2019

VMware Velocloud

5 Ways that SD-WAN Transforms your Network
sponsored by VMware Velocloud
EBOOK: Existing networks lack the management tools and methods to enable network transformation. SD-WAN was developed to solve these issues and transform your network by making it more responsive, providing greater bandwidth and being more cost effective. In this e-book, learn about 5 ways that VMware SD-WAN can help transform your network.
Posted: 05 Nov 2019 | Published: 05 Nov 2019

VMware Velocloud

Riverbed SD-WAN: Enabling Cloud Adoption Without Compromise
sponsored by Riverbed
VIDEO: When it comes to cloud adoption, legacy approaches to networking often force a compromise between business needs for agility and IT’s need to keep assets secure. See how Riverbed SD-WAN can help eliminate this compromise with a simple, yet powerful technology that securely connects your business to your cloud ecosystem.
Posted: 04 Nov 2019 | Premiered: 11 Apr 2018

Riverbed

The Evolution of SD-WAN as a Platform
sponsored by VMware Velocloud
WHITE PAPER: Transformation is already happening in the data centers and now organizations must redefine and transform the WAN. SD-WAN is a new way of building the WAN. In this white paper learn everything you need to know about SD-WAN.
Posted: 04 Nov 2019 | Published: 31 May 2019

VMware Velocloud

Get Cloud Ready with SD-WAN
sponsored by VMware Velocloud
WHITE PAPER: As more applications move to the cloud, business users increasingly rely on them to do their jobs. But for IT organizations that are managing remote and branch offices, it can be a challenge to accommodate these needs. In this white paper, learn how SD-WAN can help address the challenges of today’s hybrid cloud environment.
Posted: 04 Nov 2019 | Published: 31 May 2019

VMware Velocloud

The 5 Business Advantages of SD-WAN
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Traditional network architectures aren’t built to handle the workloads and complexities of most digital transformation initiatives. Therefore, many network operations teams are turning to SD-WAN. In this white paper, discover 5 ways SD-WAN technology can boost your bottom line – without IT headaches.
Posted: 01 Nov 2019 | Published: 16 Aug 2019

Fortinet, Inc.

The Essential Checklist for Enterprise SD-WAN
sponsored by Riverbed
RESOURCE: You know SD-WAN has the potential to be a game-changer. But in order to reap the full benefits, you need the ability to overcome multiple roadblocks that commonly arise. Download this checklist to help you choose the best SD-WAN for your organization.
Posted: 01 Nov 2019 | Published: 01 Nov 2019

Riverbed

Internet-First and the Future of Enterprise Networks
sponsored by AppNeta
WHITE PAPER: “Direct-to-internet” connectivity is becoming the enterprise-standard, and the reasons are clear. However, making sure that users enjoy the benefits calls for comprehensive monitoring. In this white paper, learn how organizations moving to Internet-first network architectures can leverage visibility to ensure user experience is put first.
Posted: 01 Nov 2019 | Published: 01 Nov 2019

AppNeta

How Secure SD-WAN Will Empower Local Branches
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The increase of cloud-based applications is driving an increase in data that must travel over the WAN. As a result, many organizations are turning to SD-WANs to provide much-needed bandwidth. However, SD-WANs create an expanded attack surface that could expose an organization to risk. In this white paper, uncover 4 steps to secure your SD-WAN.
Posted: 31 Oct 2019 | Published: 08 Jul 2019

Fortinet, Inc.

Next Generation Networking
sponsored by Riverbed
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: An insatiable demand for WAN capacity and adoption of cloud-based applications has led to new WAN architectures at remote locations. The result is a hybrid and more complex network, which is untenable to manage with conventional means. In this brief, learn how Riverbed can help you manage hybrid WANs and SD-LANs.
Posted: 31 Oct 2019 | Published: 31 Oct 2019

Riverbed

Choosing an SD-WAN for Secure WAN Edge Transformation: 7 Requisite Capabilities
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
RESOURCE: Many vendors offer some form of SD-WAN, with many claiming their technology include security. But in many cases, comprehensive full-stack security is not integrated into the technology. In this resource, find a checklist of 7 questions to help network engineering and operations leaders determine the best SD-WAN for their organization.
Posted: 30 Oct 2019 | Published: 30 Oct 2019

Fortinet, Inc.

Understanding the Obstacles to WAN Transformation
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: SD-WAN has emerged as an alternative to legacy WAN technologies, but many implementations also present serious challenges – like inadequate security and high TCO. Download this white paper for some guidance on overcoming the obstacles of WAN transformation, and tips on what to look for in a SD-WAN provider.
Posted: 30 Oct 2019 | Published: 30 Oct 2019

Fortinet, Inc.

MicroScope – November 2019: The growing SD-WAN opportunity
sponsored by MicroScope
EZINE: After plenty of hype, SD-WAN technology is delivering revenues for the channel as it continues to rapidly grow
Posted: 22 Oct 2019 | Published: 01 Nov 2019

MicroScope
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