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Verizon has launched what it is calling a “zero-trust-as-a-service” offering, whereby it runs software-defined perimeter (SDP) technology over its Private IP enterprise WAN offering based on MPLS networking.


  • SDP is an implementation of zero trust, the philosophy of trusting no-one and granting everyone the least amount of access required at any one moment.

Features and Benefits

  • Explains the rationale for layering SDP onto an MPLS service.
  • Describes the increasingly competitive environment in which MPLS is operating.

Key questions answered

  • What is SDP and how does it differ from VPNs?
  • What is zero trust and where does the idea come from?

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  • Summary
  • SDP is a replacement for VPNs in the cloud era
  • Verizon’s SDP gateway enables the fastest path to the app
  • SDP is a value-add for Verizon’s MPLS service


  • Author

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