Protect resources at the WAN Edge

Take a comprehensive security approach that supports zero trust—without sacrificing performance

83% of businesses say their organizational and IT complexity is increasing the risk of security breaches1. As your workloads move to the cloud, you face a larger attack surface and new security threats that put your network Edge at risk. At the same time, traditional data center security stacks and VPNs are too complex, decentralized, and costly—making it hard to keep up with your digital transformation. You need a centralized SD-WAN solution extends your security to the WAN Edge, protecting your organization without slowing network performance.

Integrated WAN Edge security

Forty-eight percent of all corporate data is stored in the cloud2. While this strategy simplifies data access across your branches, it also extends your attack surface by exposing it to the internet. To protect your network without swelling your IT budget, you need a comprehensive, multi-layer security strategy. Citrix SD-WAN increases your security posture with an integrated ICSA-certified stateful firewall. This allows you to centrally define policies that limit or reject traffic by applications and zones. By extending your security to the WAN Edge, you protect your branches while still delivering great network performance.

Ensure branch compliance

No breach is inexpensive, but when you have specific data compliance requirements from HIPAA, PCI-DSS, and GDPR, a breach could cost you millions–in fact, the average cost of a healthcare data breach is $429 per record3.  That’s why Citrix offers integrated and advanced security functionality at the branch. From a single pane of glass, you can manage IDS/IPS, URL Filtering, and malware blocking. And because Citrix SD-WAN is an SDN/NFV-ready platform, your SecOps team can choose from several industry-leading, third-party, next-gen virtual firewalls.

Break out from the WAN Edge

It’s important to protect your branches against threats that may come through internet or cloud connections. In addition to its built-in firewall, Citrix SD-WAN automates connectivity to industry-leading cloud-based secure web gateways for your branches. Because provisioning is handled from Citrix SD-WAN Orchestrator, your network is just a few clicks away from being connected to local security enforcement points. This provides strong SD-WAN security for your users, apps, and data at the branch, without compromising their SaaS user experience.

1 Ponemon Institute 2Gemalto 3HIPAA Journal

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