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SDP also delivers sound business benefits and return on investment ( ROI ). SDP enables cost avoidance . Traditional networking tools for multi-site connectivity can be complex and expensive to maintain-especially for the cloud .
Since SDP is an unVPN solution , it doesn ’ t require dedicated VPN appliances , and for cloud connectivity there is no requirement to pay cloud vendors an hourly VPN fee to allow clients to connect . Costly direct links , dark fiber and VPNs can be phased out for even more savings .
SDP also enables the highest performance . With no intermediate brokers , tunnels
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connectivity approaches – like VPNs – there are differences across vendors . Here is a checkoff list of the ideal features and functionality that can be used when evaluating various SDP offerings :
• Micro-perimeters – Applicationlevel micro-tunnels give network admins the ability to deep segment by application , not by network . Limits remote users to fine-grained access to specific services . Eliminates lateral network attacks .
• Discreet invisibility – Randomly generated non-standard UDP ports for dynamic on-demand micro-tunnel communications . Servers are cloaked and secured with no open ports . Virtually eliminates network attack surfaces .
• Multi-cloud secure – Enables secure communications ‘ from any host , to any host , anywhere ’ with application-level DTLS encrypted micro-tunnels and Public Key Authentication . Scales across environments to build a secure hybrid / multi-cloud distributed application infrastructure . No cloud vendor lock-in .
• Smart high availability – Dynamic movement of micro-tunnel gateways and application workloads with self-healing automatic fault detection and failover . The entire application infrastructure is ‘ always-secure and always-on ’.
• Lightweight software – Just install on any host and connect . No appliances to deploy , configure or maintain . are direct-resulting in superior performance . Gateways can be configured on any commodity hardware allowing the user to add or remove resources to meet optimal speeds . Tunnels can also be made redundant and highly available with builtin failovers all without requiring DNS resolution .
And , SDP could not have come at a better time . With trends like the Great Resignation ( aka , the Big Quit ) and prevailing research – such as that from Harvard Business School – continuing to affirm that people who spend most of their time working from home perform best , it is clear that remote work is here to stay . p
IT HAS BECOME CLEAR THAT REMOTE WORK IS HERE TO STAY FOR ALL SHAPES AND SIZES OF
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