Adaptiv Networks soothes SD-WAN network security

Aug. 3, 2023
Adaptiv Cloud Protect provides businesses URL filtering services to protect against web-borne threats.

Adaptiv Networks, a cloud-native SD-WAN-as-a-Service vendor, has debuted Cloud Protect, its new URL filtering service, that improves network security for SD-WAN customers. Cloud Protect is now available to all Adaptiv SD-WAN customers running the latest version of the platform (v8).

Cloud Protect allows businesses to deploy a cloud solution that adds a layer of cybersecurity protection without increasing network complexity.

As a URL and DNS, Cloud Protect is a cloud-based filtering tool that enables organizations to automatically protect their network users from accessing risky websites with illegal or inappropriate content by using a real-time library of tens of millions of categorized destinations. Additionally, more restrictive network security policy templates are available to block access to unproductive websites such as gambling, adult material, or social media.

Cloud Protect is sold as an add-on service for Adaptiv SD-WAN customers, including multi-site enterprises, single-site businesses, and remote workers. Companies with existing firewalls can easily integrate Adaptiv SD-WAN solutions with their current network firewalls today and enjoy the option to migrate to upcoming Adaptiv SASE services when they are ready to replace their existing firewalls.

“Cloud Protect protects businesses from malicious and unwanted URLs and adds a critical layer of security policy control to the inherent security of Adaptiv SD-WAN, which already provides Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA), encryption, and a stateful branch office firewall,” said Bernard Breton, CEO of Adaptiv Networks. “A key step towards our new generation of Adaptiv SASE products, Cloud Protect fills a void for businesses having no cybersecurity protection.”

The timing of the new SD-WAN capability comes as enterprises are expected to ramp up SASE solutions. According to a Dell’Oro Group report, enterprises are anticipated to spend nearly $34 billion between 2022 and 2027 on single-vendor SASE solutions. Though multi-vendor SASE solutions are projected to grow slower, they will continue to occupy a significant part of the SASE market, with enterprise spend expected to be $29 billion between 2022 and 2027.

Within the SASE market, Dell’Oro divides the total SASE market into two components: Security Service Edge (SSE) and SD-WAN. The research firm forecasts that substantial spend on both is expected to drive SD-WAN annual spending to nearly $6 billion and SSE spending to over $8 billion by 2027.

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Sean Buckley

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