Author: Matt Dieckman

Matt Dieckman

About: Matt Dieckman

Matthew Dieckman has over 12 years of network security experience and has held various product management, marketing and technical roles with SonicWall, Mistletoe Technologies and Nortel Networks. Matthew holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of San Francisco.
In our last blog we talked about the benefits of adding WAN acceleration into a network to accelerate and improve application performance. What I’ve observed from talking with others in the industry is most IT administrators understand the benefits of adding WAN acceleration. However because of deployment costs, ongoing maintenance and/or security concerns around how to deploy WAN acceleration solutions, some IT organizations are just abandoning or always placing those projects on the proverbial back burner.
When you think about securing down a network using a next-generation firewall, in most cases the process immediately goes from the Internet to the local area network (LAN). This may be a good way of thinking if you only have hard wired desktop clients. However what if the network includes servers that need inbound access from the Internet or a wireless network?