Distributed enterprises are adopting digital innovations—such as Software-as-aService (SaaS) applications and real-time applications such as voice and video—to increase productivity, improve communications, and foster rapid business growth. However, traditional WAN architectures at many branch and remote office locations struggle to support the traffic demands of these new technologies. This has led to increasing adoption of SD-WAN architectures that utilize more affordable direct internet connections. The SD-WAN market is expected to grow to over $30 billion in 2030, from $3.5 billion in 2022, with a CAGR of 31.2% from 2022 to 2030.
But while SD-WAN improves networking bandwidth, it can also increase the organization’s risk exposure. According to Gartner survey analysis, “Customers continue to strive for better WAN performance and visibility, but security now tops their priorities when it comes to the challenges with their WAN.