MEF 3.0 Workshop – SD-WAN Security & SASE
Security is a top requirement for SD-WAN services and is major area of focus for MEF's industry-leading SD-WAN standardization work.
In this interactive members-only workshop, we will provide an in-depth look at key building blocks for the convergence of software-defined networking and security. These include: (1) MEF W70.1, which introduces the concepts of application flow security and zones as part of the phase 2 evolution of MEF's SD-WAN Service Attributes and Services (MEF 70) standard; (2) MEF's emerging Application Security for SD-WAN Services (MEF W88) standard that is based on the framework in MEF W70.1 and specifies the policy criteria needed to add application security to SD-WAN; (3) a Zero Trust Framework, which aims to ensure that users and applications are properly authenticated before granting them access to network resources; and (4) a SASE Services Framework, which introduces a new construct called a SASE Service that connects users with their applications in the cloud while providing connectivity performance and security assurance determined by policies set by the user. Both MEF W88 and MEF W70.1 are expected to enter Letter Ballot in 4Q 2020, while the Zero Trust Framework and SASE Services Framework currently are ad hocs within MEF.