Palo Alto Networks Introduces Next-Generation SD-WAN

Palo Alto Networks Introduces Industry’s First Next-Generation SD-WAN Solution Enabling the Secure Cloud-Delivered Branch and Simplified Network Operations

As SD-WAN has become the primary WAN architecture, organizations are demanding solutions that deliver a better user experience while being simpler to deploy and manage. Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation SD-WAN takes an entirely new approach, with a solution that has the following characteristics:

  • App Defined – Providing application layer visibility enabling network teams to create app-based policies and deliver SLAs for all apps, improving the end-user experience.
  • Autonomous – Automated operations and problem avoidance using machine learning and data science, eliminating up to 99% of WAN and application access trouble tickets.
  • Cloud-delivered – Enabling all branch services to be delivered from the cloud, including networking and security, simplifying WAN management and enabling branches to be rolled out in minutes instead of months.
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Palo Alto Networks is introducing a number of new additions to it’s Next-Generation SD-WAN solution:

  • Machine learning (ML) and analytics features to simplify network operations and improve capacity planning.
  • CloudGenix ION 1000, a small form factor SD-WAN appliance designed for retail and small offices/home offices (SOHO). The ION 1000 enables performance controls, availability and security for the home office that is consistent with enterprise policies.
  • CloudGenix ION 9000, a high-performance SD-WAN appliance suited for large campus locations.
  • Seamless integration of Prisma Access cloud-delivered security. With the integration of CloudGenix SD-WAN and Prisma Access, customers can secure intra- and inter-branch traffic as well as traffic from the branch to any applications hosted in public or private clouds.

Read the full Press Release here.

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