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Aryaka’s 2021 Network and Network Security Predictions

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2021 Predictions Crystal Ball

,,, remote access solutions. Just as the growth of managed SD-WAN has accelerated when compared with do-it-yourself (DIY) deployments, managed SASE may also be the preferred option as enterprises gravitate toward operational simplicity.

The Rise of 5G

In the next few years, we will see the proliferation of 5G. The advantages of 5G include faster transmission speeds and lower latency. The speeds we’re talking about are theoretically 100 times faster than 4G. I believe this will enable a new class of applications that are built to consume this spectrum. I can envision a new class of industrial-grade applications that include opening opportunities that leverage AR/VR and high-definition video streaming, enabling organizations to blur the boundaries between their LAN and WAN.

AI, ML Will Be Put to Broader Use on the Network

The volume of data we’re seeing from the edge, internet of things (IoT) devices, remote access and the edge has been steadily increasing over the last year. What’s more, privacy requirements and data regulation are becoming more fragmented. In the coming year, I believe we will see the dawn of new applications that are able to understand this data and provide valuable insights. An example of this new artificial intelligenceI/machine learning world are new intent-based tools and platforms at the edge and in the cloud, along with automation at scale. Innovative providers will use ML/AI to get predictive analytics, detect patterns and deliver greater value to their service.

Shashi Kiran is the chief marketing officer at Aryaka Networks, responsible for its global marketing, product management and technology partnerships. He brings more than 20 years of experience in the tech industry across marketing, product management, business development and partnerships. You may follow him on LinkedIn or @netkiran or @AryakaNetworks on Twitter.

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