Today’s sponsored Heavy Networking episode is a two-part conversation about SD-WAN and security; namely, how SD-WAN vendor Silver Peak has partnered with Zscaler, which operates a cloud-based security service, to give customers more options to inspect their WAN traffic without having to backhaul to a data center.
In part one, we talk with Nuffield Health, a U.K.-based healthcare company to get a real-world perspective on how this Silver Peak and Zscaler partnership works in production.
We discuss the business drivers for cloud-based security inspection, which traffic gets sent to Zscaler, whether the scanning affects performance, and why Silver Peak’s service chaining and app ID capabilities were key. Our guest is Dan Morgan, IT Infrastructure & Services Director at Nuffield.
In part two, we go deeper into the networking and operational impacts of using Silver Peak and Zscaler together, including how the two systems handle encryption, potential latency impacts, where and how incident response happens, and day-to-day management.
Our guests for this section are Damon Ennis, SVP of Products at Silver Peak; and Steve House, Vice President of Product Management at Zscaler.
SD-WAN Demo – Silver Peak