Windstream Enterprise Fortifies SD-WAN With Virtual Next-Generation Firewall

Windstream Enterprise has released a dynamic new security feature to protect businesses from increasingly sophisticated threats to their network and their data. Offered as part of its managed SD-WAN service, Windstream Enterprise’s new virtual network function next-generation firewall gives businesses peace of mind that their networks are safe from attacks, out to the network edge, while also reducing the complexity associated with implementing a large-scale network security solution.

The service expands upon Windstream Enterprise’s existing suite of best-in-class managed security services, including appliance and cloud-based offerings. As businesses move their networks to SD-WAN, protecting the network edge becomes critical to maintaining the full network’s integrity. The new VNF software helps to deliver that edge security in the same form factor as the SD-WAN software.

An additional benefit of Windstream Enterprise’s VNF is its ability to be co-managed and integrated via WE Connect, a network management portal that gives customers a single pane of glass to see all security, network, and voice service information as well as account detail.