The Hub & Spoke WAN architecture has been utilized by enterprises for more than a decade to connect users to applications residing in a central data center. However, WAN bandwidth and low latency requirements are increasing as companies introduce modern applications such as VOIP, videoconferencing, and streaming media, and as applications migrate from the corporate data center to the cloud. Traditional private WAN connection technologies such as multi–protocol label switching (MPLS) have proven to be overly rigid and expensive, and increased Internet traffic exposes enterprises to not only added threats, but also poor user experience due to backhaul latency.
A new WAN architecture is required that improves user performance and security while reducing complexity and costs.
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Poor User Experience
WAN Network Transformation is required to support branch office connectivity in a simplified, secure, and cost effective manner. Key capabilities include:
With Zscaler protecting all your web traffic, a cost effective and secure SD–WAN solution with local breakout is now possible. Silver Peak offers a high–performance SD–WAN solution that securely connects users to applications using any combination of connectivity (see below diagram).
With greater reliance on the Internet, the opportunity to achieve "cloud speed" is better served by integrating broadband services into the WAN transport mix. Silver Peak SD–WAN solutions enable enterprises to dramatically reduce the cost and complexity of building a WAN by leveraging broadband to connect users to applications. By empowering customers to use broadband connections to augment or replace their current MPLS networks, Silver Peak improves the user experience, increases application performance, and significantly reduces capital and operational expenses by up to 90%.
Silver Peak provides secure and reliable virtual network overlays to connect users to applications with the flexibility to use any combination of transport technologies without compromising network or application performance.
Thin Office — The combination of Zscaler and Silver Peak greatly simplifies and reduces the amount of hardware in the branch office. Zscaler provides the Internet Gateway capabilities (firewall, proxy, web filtering, DLP, sandboxing, etc.) as a Cloud service, and Silver Peak‘s on–premises solution replaces the edge routers and WAN optimization appliances.
It is the combination of Cloud–based security and SD–WAN that provides improved agility and security, increased application performance, and significant reduction in capital and operational expenses. Leveraging Zscaler and Silver Peak will allow your organization to operate at Cloud speed, anywhere your users are located.
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