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Fortinet unveils industry’s first SD-WAN ASIC to accelerate and secure WAN edge

June 10, 2019 / ITWeb

Fortinet, a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cyber security solutions, has released new secure SD-WAN offerings, including the industry’s first SD-WAN ASIC (1), to further enable organisations to implement security-driven networking. Fortinet is distributed throughout Africa by value-added distributor, Networks Unlimited Africa. Stefan van de Giessen, General Manager: Network Security at value-added distributor Networks Unlimited Africa, clarifies: “The software-defined wide-area network, SD-WAN, is a new approach to network connectivity that is designed to lower operational costs and improve resource usage. It is a specific application of software-defined networking technology applied to WAN connections such as broadband Internet, 4G, LTE, or MPLS, connecting enterprise networks, including branch offices and data centres, over large geographic distances. “SD-WAN allows network administrators to use bandwidth more efficiently and improves application p...