The Alchemy Behind Branch Office Security and Networking

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Patrick Grillo, Senior Director, Security Solutions, Fortinet

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Understanding the current state of the distributed branch office network is an exercise of looking back in time. Created to support business objectives, connectivity was typically an MPLS VPN back to the data center/campus and the actual branch office network itself was the bare minimum – Ethernet - to support the users and devices at the site. What started as a simple environment ultimately became bloated, complicated and expensive. There have been a number of solutions designed to address the three sides of this triangle, including SD-WAN, individually but none of them have been able to address all three issues. And none of them have been able to satisfy the grow need for enterprise level security, especially when a branch has direct Internet access. This session will focus on consolidating multiple technologies - access, networking and security – transforming Bloated, Complicated and Expensive to Unified, Simplified, Cost Effective and Secure.

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