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How an Integrated SD-WAN Security Solution Protects Your Network

Networks today have become complex. Multiple locations, multi-cloud and hybrid cloud, on-premises hardware and software, remote workers, and software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications — there is a much bigger attack surface than ever before.

A software-defined wide-area network (SD-WAN) overlays your network and facilitates traffic flow seamlessly, regardless of the location of users and devices or how they connect. SD-WAN optimizes traffic and improves performance, but it also requires a proactive approach to solve SD-WAN security challenges.

When it comes to wide area networks, security is a top priority for IT professionals. More than half (55%) of those surveyed said network security was their biggest pain point. While optimizing performance and control, basic SD-WAN can create additional security challenges. Organizations that deploy SD-WAN without enhancing their security are 30% more likely to experience data breaches.

The solution to these SD-WAN security challenges? An SD-WAN solution that integrates key functions necessary to secure the wide area network and data that traverses the network

Whether you have a small network, an enterprise footprint, branch offices, or mobile and remote workers, LOGIX offers an integrated SD-WAN security solution to protect your network.

Integrated SD-WAN Security

SD-WAN Secure from LOGIX incorporates a next-generation firewall (NGFW) as part of a complete SD-WAN security solution that easily integrates into your existing network infrastructure. Since security is part of the SD-WAN solution, you no longer need to rely on other third-party vendors, secondary firewall appliances, or other proprietary hardware and software packages.

Regardless of cloud platforms, applications or transport, you get secure connectivity, including an NGFW, unified threat management (UTM), intrusion protection system (IPS) and zero trust network access (ZTNA).

Next Generation Firewall

LOGIX SD-WAN Secure uses an integrated NGFW to provide a comprehensive security solution as part of the standard package, combining traditional firewall protection with added security enhancements such as:

  • A stateful firewall
  • Policy matching
  • Application-aware routing
  • Reject list and accept list
  • Filtering by category reputation
  • Internet Protocol (IP) filtering
  • URL filtering
  • Encryption
  • IP security (IPsec) tunnel encapsulation

Unified Threat Management (UTM)

Along with your Next Generation Firewall, Unified Threat Management (UTM) brings together an entire suite of security tools that is controllable from a single pane of glass, providing complete visibility over all elements of your infrastructure.

UTM includes advanced security solutions such as anti-virus and anti-malware protection for web traffic and email, along with an Intrusion Protection System (IPS) that actively detects and prevents attacks based on security threat profiles.

LOGIX SD-WAN Secure, in powered by Versa Titan, includes real-time protection with incremental updates to detect emerging threats occurring automatically every hour, and full updates every day.

Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA)

ZTNA provides secure remote access to your network. Based on the principle of least privilege, ZTNA allows secure access to specific resources based on pre-configured controls (contextual access control). Users can only access what they need to do their job while deploying additional security measures, such as multi-factor authentication (MFA) and role-based control.

Solving SD-WAN Security Challenges

LOGIX’s networking experience, combined with Versa’s SD-WAN platform, produces a comprehensive approach to optimize your network and solve SD-WAN security challenges.

Reducing the Attack Surface

LOGIX SD-WAN Secure reduces the overall attack surface by managing traffic across your entire network, filtering traffic based on location, device and application. Granting credentials only to authorized users enables secure local breakout of internet traffic to each SD-WAN location.

Segmentation to Prevent Lateral Movement

When your entire network is connected but unprotected, a malicious user who gains unauthorized access can move laterally within your network undetected. Since the median time between intrusion and detection of a breach is 11 days, a lot of damage can occur.

Micro segmentation helps you mitigate risk and prevent lateral movement in the event of a breach. Even if threat actors get past your security defenses, they have limited access to other parts of your network.

Centralized and Granular Control

One challenge to large networks is maintaining the consistent application of security policies across every device and connection. SD-WAN enables centralized control and policies while allowing the granular control of any device or location.

By providing zero-touch deployment from a single portal interface, you simplify the deployment of your security measures. Whether you are connecting to on-premises distributed networks, remote or edge devices, or the cloud, your entire network is governed and managed by your SD-WAN security framework.

LOGIX SD-WAN Secure Solution

The LOGIX SD-WAN Secure solution provides the integrated security that you need. Using NGFW, URL filtering, IPS, anti-virus and more, you can protect your network from threats with a centralized platform.

You can also extend your network security and SD-WAN to remote workers with the LOGIX SD-WAN Anywhere add-on service.

For more information about integrated SD-WAN security, contact LOGIX Fiber Networks to request a quote.