Data breaches are usually intentional leaks of information without authorization, normally by hacking actions. Data breaches are destructive nightmares to major corporations and organizations because it severely damages not only their profitability, but also trust and reputations. Victims are usually giant corporations or organizations with huge base of users or member, which means gigantic amount of data as the target for hackers. In fact, some user or member data are highly sensitive or confidential and this will severely ruin the serviceability and reliability of the service providers.

The massive DDoS attack on Dynamic Network Service (Dyn) which caused severe network outages and disruptions to Dyn’s major clients including Twitter, Raddit, Spotify, Tumblr, and many other well-known websites. When a DDoS attack penetrates its targeted service website, users of the victimized site may experience disruptions or outages when accessing the services and functions. The crisis was regarded as a loud wake-up call on how vulnerable our cloud services and data centers are in terms of DDoS attack.

Over the past 15 years we've witnessed a gradual change in branch WANs requirements. Whereas most branch offices, more often than not, were connected to the rest of the business through an MPLS circuit or VPN, we are seeing more and more network architectures being updated either by way of increasing more capacity to the existing WAN circuit or by introducing an Internet connection to the branch WAN.

SD-WAN is becoming the most anticipated WAN Services today. According to the latest Gartner Report on WAN Edge Infrastructure, in next 5 years more than 90% of WAN edge infrastructure will be based on vCPE platform or SD-WAN versus traditional router for managing network connectivity and resources from distributed branches to data center and the cloud.

The Intel Select Solutions for uCPE is a ready-to-build reference design that enables OEMs, system integrators and service providers to deliver SD-WAN solutions to their customers in a completed offering to meet or even exceed required performance and capability specifications. The Intel Select Solution for uCPE is designed to accelerate network transformation and help communications service providers and enterprises respond to evolving network needs more effectively and rapidly.

SD-WAN offers enterprises high degree of flexibility for WAN load balancing, optimization and visibility. SD-WAN consolidates multiple networking functions into a single software-defined vCPE platform which virtualizes all the network functions with enhanced service agility, security and QoS (Quality of Service).