Enhancing network visibility for SD-WAN in the era of cloud and SaaS
One of the most touted benefits of SD-WAN is the execution of network policies via dynamic provisioning of network services such as firewalls, load balancers and session controllers. With SD-WAN, centrally controlled orchestrators can now control network functions remotely, allowing network services to respond instantaneously to the type of application that is being delivered. However, to respond to the demands of the traffic and dynamically provision network services by application types, networks require network visibility through application awareness. Identifying an application, its attribute or its application family allows networks to become intelligent enforcing corresponding policies.