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November 4, 2019

Magna5 Discusses the Importance of Security with SD-WAN

Matt Kimpel, director of IT engineering for Magna5, discusses the importance of network security in an SD-WAN deployment.

NetworkComputing.com recently released an article, Avoid These Five Common SD-WAN Deployment Mistakes, discussing common SD-WAN deployment pitfalls. Matt Kimpel, Magna5’s director of IT engineering and SD-WAN expert, commented about one aspect that many organizations look past: security.

A software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) is a virtual WAN architecture that enables enterprises to rely on a combination of connections—including MPLS, LTE, and broadband Internet—to link users to critical applications. SD-WAN is used to connect widely dispersed branch offices to enterprise networks to improve application performance, business productivity and reduce IT costs.

However, sometimes existing and newly needed network security functions are overlooked during the implementation process.

“The organization is opening the door to threats if the SD-WAN solution lacks security capabilities, such as next-generation firewall functions,” Kimpel noted.

 Here’s a rundown of the top pitfalls:

> Read the full article on NetworkComputing.Com

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Magna5 Discusses the Importance of Security with SD-WAN

Matt Kimpel, director of IT engineering for Magna5, discusses the importance of network security in an SD-WAN deployment.

NetworkComputing.com recently released an article, Avoid These Five Common SD-WAN Deployment Mistakes, discussing common SD-WAN deployment pitfalls. Matt Kimpel, Magna5’s director of IT engineering and SD-WAN expert, commented about one aspect that many organizations look past: security.

A software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) is a virtual WAN architecture that enables enterprises to rely on a combination of connections—including MPLS, LTE, and broadband Internet—to link users to critical applications. SD-WAN is used to connect widely dispersed branch offices to enterprise networks to improve application performance, business productivity and reduce IT costs.

However, sometimes existing and newly needed network security functions are overlooked during the implementation process.

“The organization is opening the door to threats if the SD-WAN solution lacks security capabilities, such as next-generation firewall functions,” Kimpel noted.

 Here’s a rundown of the top pitfalls:

> Read the full article on NetworkComputing.Com

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Magna5 Spotlighted in Enterprise Security Magazine as 2021 Top Managed Security Services Provider

Magna5 has been recognized by Enterprise Security Magazine as a 2021 Top Managed Security Services Company.

October 19, 2021
Magna5 – Enabling Businesses to Respond Quickly to Cyber Threats

Magna5 is recognized in Enterprise Security Magazine’s special edition – Top 10 Managed Security Provider 2021. Read the inspiring article featuring Matt Kimpel, Magna5 Director of Cybersecurity and Engineering.

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