10 SD-WAN Projects to watch

| April 16, 2020

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GlobalConnect and Versa Networks entered into a SD-WAN partnership last year. Under the terms of the collaboration, Versa’s Secure Cloud IP architecture, which is a next-generation software platform that delivers integrated cloud, networking and security services, accelerated the productivity of GlobalConnect’s 18,000sqm of data centre space and more than 42,000km of optical fibre network. “With the Versa Networks partnership, GlobalConnect aims to efficiently and securely manage more features with a higher level of flexibility,” said Sebastian Vad Lorentzen, head of SD-WAN engineering at GlobalConnect.

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Cisco issues urgent fixes for SD-WAN router flaws

Article | March 23, 2020

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