Windstream Enterprise (WE) has announced new feature enhancements and hardware available for its VMware-powered SD-WAN. The three new SD-WAN edge devices are the next-generation technology from VMware, named as a Leader in the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure. These new edge devices offer better performance with enhanced processors that support additional functionally, simplified design and deployment with less complexity. The enhancements enable Windstream Enterprise to offer customers SD-WAN technology. The new SD-WAN edges support the SASE (Secure Access Service Edge) evolution by integrating SD-WAN and security. Managed Network Security (MNS) is deployed as a Virtual Network Function (VNF) on the VMware edge delivering unified threat management protection for the SD-WAN network. Customers will be able to access the MNS VNF from Windstream Enterprises WE Connect portal to remotely self-service, view and configure their VNF firewalls to enable the following benefits: View firewall details and policies to enable proper configuration to protect their networks; Manage web filtering policy, including the ability to block specific URLs or categories based on content; Application control policies that protect employees from inappropriate, harmful and unprotected apps; Automated reports generated to review and audit internet use and potential risky behavior.