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MSSP Buyer’s Guide: What to look for in a modern managed security services provider

MSSP Buyer’s Guide: What to look for in a modern managed security services provider

Security services can speed threat containment by 50%, but how do you find the best MSSP? Get the 15-point checklist from research firm Nemertes.

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2021 State of AIOps Study

2021 State of AIOps Study

ZK Research conducted a study to understand how enterprises are using AIOps for their network and security operations. Here are the results.

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Cutting through the Acronyms: Finding a Path to Zero Trust

Cutting through the Acronyms: Finding a Path to Zero Trust

One single technology is never a cure-all for Zero Trust, so how do you assemble all the right capabilities for your approach? Nemertes Research has this guide.

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2021 State of SD-WAN Study

2021 State of SD-WAN Study

Altman Solon’s research study illustrates where businesses are in their journey to SD-WAN and SASE, revealing preferred approaches for access and ROI.

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Work-from-Anywhere Done Right: Using SASE to ensure security and application performance for remote and hybrid workforces

Work-from-Anywhere Done Right: Using SASE to ensure security and application performance for remote and hybrid workforces

How does SASE make remote work secure? Research firm Metrigy shares the latest research and key recommendations on how to do work-from-anywhere right.

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Healthcare IT: The Convergence of Network & Security

Healthcare IT: The Convergence of Network & Security

IDG research results reveal how healthcare IT teams are handling more network and security demands, as they face challenges with telehealth and IoT.

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The Straight Talk Guide to SASE

The Straight Talk Guide to SASE

This interactive Q&A guide allows you to jump between questions with answers in plain English. Get SASE basics, key strategies, and tips for investment.

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SASE Buyer’s Guide

SASE Buyer’s Guide

ZK Research explains how SASE unites SD-WAN with security and which considerations can help you navigate this emerging new market.

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Getting the Most Out of UC in the Age of Work-From-Home

Getting the Most Out of UC in the Age of Work-From-Home

The urgency for unified communications has greatly increased, so what do IT teams need now? Nemertes Research studies show success correlates with these activities.

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Inside Out and Upside Down

Inside Out and Upside Down

Remote work is redefining the WAN, so what is needed now? Nemertes Research explores SD-WAN, cloud security, and secure remote access.

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2020 Frost Radar™: North American Managed SD‑WAN Services Market

2020 Frost Radar™: North American Managed SD‑WAN Services Market

Explore why Frost & Sullivan analysts named Masergy the most innovative SD-WAN service and see how Masergy benchmarks against others.

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Co-managed SD-WAN: Getting the best out of a shared responsibility model

Co-managed SD-WAN: Getting the best out of a shared responsibility model

What’s the difference between a fully managed SD-WAN service and a co-managed one? Here’s how to get the best out of shared responsibilities.

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AI-Driven WANs: How SD-WAN and AI Create Autonomous Networks

AI-Driven WANs: How SD-WAN and AI Create Autonomous Networks

SD-WAN and AIOps are giving rise to network automation and the autonomous networks of the future. Here’s a getting started guide from ZK Research.

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COVID-19: Lessons Learned for IT Leaders

COVID-19: Lessons Learned for IT Leaders

What transitions must IT leaders make to be agile in the post-pandemic world? ZK Research helps you make key pivots without disrupting your business.

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2020 IDG SD-WAN Market Trends Report: ‘New Normal’ Puts SD-WAN Digital Transformation in the Fast Lane

2020 IDG SD-WAN Market Trends Report: ‘New Normal’ Puts SD-WAN Digital Transformation in the Fast Lane

IDG research findings identify SD-WAN as a key enabler for the remote workforce. See how IT priority shifts are changing the way many approach SD-WAN.

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Work-from-Anywhere Study

Work-from-Anywhere Study

Virtual workforces rely on the WAN, and this ZK Research study shows IT spending trends and how new business needs increase the urgency for SD-WAN.

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Next-Gen SD-WAN: Charting a Path for the Next Five Years

Next-Gen SD-WAN: Charting a Path for the Next Five Years

New SD-WAN features translate into more choices for IT leaders. Learn the key touchpoints for decision making with this Nemertes Research guide.

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COVID-19 Highlights the Business Case for Extending SD-WAN to Remote Workers

COVID-19 Highlights the Business Case for Extending SD-WAN to Remote Workers

Frost & Sullivan explains how SD-WAN enables remote work, putting applications closer to the user for improved availability and performance.

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2020 IDG UCaaS and CCaaS Market Trends Report: Security and Network are Top Demands

2020 IDG UCaaS and CCaaS Market Trends Report: Security and Network are Top Demands

IDG research explores challenges with UCaaS/CCaaS, outlining key considerations for moving mission-critical workloads to the cloud with confidence.

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Autonomous Networking and the Rise of AIOps: Nemertes Report

Autonomous Networking and the Rise of AIOps: Nemertes Report

Virtual network assistants are here, and AIOps is paving the way to autonomous networking. Nemertes Research offers this beginner's guide to AIOps.

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Buyer's Guide to Intelligent Virtual Agents and Chatbots

Buyer's Guide to Intelligent Virtual Agents and Chatbots

Virtual Agents are here, but which technologies ensure true intelligence? This framework guides you through the advanced functionality and deployment methods, mapping business needs to capabilities.

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Pairing SD-WAN and UCaaS/CCaaS to Maximize Performance: Nemertes Report

Pairing SD-WAN and UCaaS/CCaaS to Maximize Performance: Nemertes Report

Many networks cannot adequately support cloud communications, which is why IT leaders are coupling UCaaS/CaaS with SD-WAN. Nemertes Research offers this guide to an integrated approach.

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Buyer’s Guide For SD-WAN

Buyer’s Guide For SD-WAN

Zeus Kerravala, Principal Analyst at ZK Research, offers his guide to investing in SD-WAN for digital transformation. Get key recommendations and a checklist for selecting a service provider.

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SD-WAN Security Guide

SD-WAN Security Guide

The intersection between security and SD-WAN is critical in keeping data not only accessible but safe. Here’s a quick guide to the security benefits and precautions of SD-WAN.

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SD-WAN and Network Connectivity Design: A Three-Step Process to Balance Price, Performance, and Risk

SD-WAN and Network Connectivity Design: A Three-Step Process to Balance Price, Performance, and Risk

SD-WAN brings agility to network connectivity, but how do you engineer the smartest design? Step-by-step guidance starts with business needs, so your network delivers valuable outcomes.

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SIP Trunking Pitfalls and Resolutions

SIP Trunking Pitfalls and Resolutions

SIP trunking is often required to migrate on-premise communications systems to the cloud, but it presents a myriad of potential implementation pitfalls. Here’s what buyers need to know.

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