How to Speed Up your Tactical Edge with SDN

While not ideal, many organizations in both the private and public sectors take a similar path in their digital transformation journey – first cloud and then connectivity. Last June the federal government adopted a new Cloud Smart policy to provide practical implementation guidance to help accelerate agency cloud adoption.[i] Unsurprisingly, just three months later, an update to the Trusted Internet Connections (TIC) policy was made to provide federal agencies with increased flexibility to connect to cloud services using the latest security methods.

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The first TIC policy, issued in 2007, was framed around traditional network security principles that aim to secure the perimeter – it focused on reducing the number of internet connections agencies have and placing more security between federal networks and the public internet.

That approach does not work well in landscape where legacy wide area networks (WANs) are quickly giving way to software-defined networking (SDN) fueled by partner integration. Today SDN-enabled integration with network service providers (NSPs) makes it easy to create dynamic network to network interconnection (DNNI).

More recently, the government released an updated temporary TIC directive to address the surge in the number of federal employees who need to work from home as a result of COVID-19.[iii] Aiming to relieve increasing latency issues with a growing remote workforce, the new directive is intended to grant more flexibility in how agencies connect employees to government networks and cloud services without compromising security. 

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