The Spanish Private Security Act sets different corporate security degrees or levels. Level 1 has the lowest requirements, while Level 4 corresponds to businesses or locations considered critical from a security point of view. Starting at Level 2, having a connection to an alarm monitoring center is considered mandatory (this applies to both private residences and small businesses), but it is at Level 3 where legal requirements become far more stringent. This category is reserved to locations with moderate to high risk exposure (such as financial institutions, art galleries, antique shops, jewelries, gas stations, lottery outlets, casinos, gambling halls and other locations were cash is stored or handled).
Some days ago, I had the chance to go to the annual SD-WAN Summit, an event that has been held in Paris for the last 3 years. It is a great opportunity to learn about state-of-the-art solutions and share trends on wide-area network connectivity, since key industry players were present: manufacturers, carriers, analysts, researchers, and large companies with ambitious communication requirements. Attendance figures show that the event has quickly become the main meeting point to discuss SD-WAN technologies (i.e., more than 450 participants from 31 countries attended the 2017 edition).
What kind of Internet would we design today if we were to start from scratch using what we now know?
In 2007, attempts to answer this question at Stanford University  led to a project by networking gurus and experts to analyze the present and future of IP networks.
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