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Is your current infrastructure ready for the digital era?

ZK Research outlines the top 10 tips for evaluating vendors for your next network refresh. Below are some of the key factors to keep in mind. See the details and the other 5 vendor considerations in the full analyst report.

Look for an intent-based networking solution

An intelligent, adaptable network takes business intent and automatically transforms it into network configurations for hundreds of devices, reducing manual operation to the minimum while giving time back to IT.

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Evaluate network security solutions

The cyberthreat landscape has evolved, with more devices, users, and data surging the network at an unprecedented rate. Firewalls no longer provide sufficient defense; it’s time to seek a solution with end-to-end protection from the edge to the cloud, and the ability to detect threats even in encrypted traffic.

Evaluate network security solutions

The cyberthreat landscape has evolved, with more devices, users, and data surging the network at an unprecedented rate. Firewalls no longer provide sufficient defense; it’s time to seek a solution with end-to-end protection from the edge to the cloud, and the ability to detect threats even in encrypted traffic.

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Simplify and automate your network

Get network solutions that can help you make decisions faster. Mitigate more security threats. Provide business agility and scale by automating one policy across the entire access network to simplify management, streamline user experience, and troubleshoot faster.

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Cisco

Take an architectural approach

Not only does siloed, aging equipment slow down day-to-day business operations, it could be putting your network at risk and leaving your business vulnerable to attackers. Minimizing the number of vendors in your environment not only keeps you safer, it is also less costly and time consuming—leaving more time to innovate.

Take an architectural approach

Not only does siloed, aging equipment slow down day-to-day business operations, it could be putting your network at risk and leaving your business vulnerable to attackers. Minimizing the number of vendors in your environment not only keeps you safer, it is also less costly and time consuming—leaving more time to innovate.

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Review the total cost of ownership over the long term

Up-front low costs can seem enticing, but over the long term you could end up spending more to compensate for lack of scale. A clear and defined network strategy will minimize downtime, be more secure, and perform more consistently.

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When it comes to your network selection, are you making the right choice?

 

Read the ZK Research report to uncover the full top 10 list.