Window on WANs

Mar 28 2011   10:15AM GMT

Learn to secure and optimize all branch office types

Tessa Parmenter Tessa Parmenter Profile: Tessa Parmenter

A glimmer of a recession rebound and a favorable international market spark businesses into to expanding and creating new office locations across the globe. Remote offices are forecasted to increase 5% in 2011 and spike upwards thereafter. This trend of remote offices will leave wide area network (WAN) engineers with questions about how to manage, optimize and secure branch office connections to headquarters.

News writer Jessica Scarpati asks these questions: Is remote wireless access for teleworkers simpler and safer, and does wireless remote access give WAN engineers more control?

Another question explored in’s WAN security and performance tutorial is “how do I maintain a secure connection to my remote office without bogging down network speed?”

As with any form of security you want to implement, the answer depends on your remote office infrastructure and must be sensitive to your particular business processes, which is why we break up one section of the tutorial into connection types:

Looking at these resources and answering those questions now will help you manage the increased load of branch office connections you will surely have in coming years. If you have questions about your remote offices now, don’t hesitate to ask our experts.

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