* Muliti-vendor challenges. Network security will be baked into proprietary cloud stacks from VMware, Cisco, IBM, etc. The more vendors that are introduced into a cloud environment (hypervisor, network, or security) the bigger the challenges faced by IT to test, integrate, and secure the network.
It is very early days for SDN and the complete impact on network security is not yet fully know. But SDN will change how organizations design and operate their networks and will offer opportunities for IT to improve the automation and effectiveness of their network security.
Doyle is an independent industry analyst with 28 years of experience in the IT and networking fields. Follow Doyle on Twitter: @leedoyle_dc.
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