VeloCloud Introduces SD-WAN Security Technology Partner Program

April 12, 2017

By Michael Guta, Contributing Writer

More organizations are adopting software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN), and as they connect their branch offices across different geographically dispersed locations and distances, protecting each location from security threats is of great concern. VeloCloud Networks wants to provide security for this particular segment by protecting the users of SD-WAN at the branch, data center and cloud networks with a comprehensive security ecosystem with the formation of the SD-WAN Security Technology Partner Program.

VeloCloud started the program by bringing in some of the leading vendors in the industry, including IBM Security, Check Point Software (News - Alert) Technologies, Fortinet, and Zscaler. These companies will be the initial members with more vendors to follow as SD-WAN deployments continue to increase and the need to protect them becomes more pressing.

“Security is top of mind for all IT departments, especially in large, multinational enterprises. Enterprise WAN architectures are undergoing a significant refresh and VeloCloud’s technology brings together the world’s best-in-class security on a SD-WAN platform that is architected for the WAN of the future,” said Sanjay Uppal, VeloCloud Co-founder & CEO.

VeloCloud Networks is a company that provides a cloud-based SD-WAN solution delivering optimized access to cloud services and private data centers for enterprises in a secure platform that supports application growth, network agility, and simplified branch and end-point implementations. The SD-WAN Security Technology Partner Program integrates the industry’s most flexible SD-WAN with leading security solutions. Global service providers and enterprises will have access to a multitenant cloud gateway architecture capable of supporting real-time applications over private, broadband, and wireless links.

These organizations will be able to generate new streams of revenue providing advanced services with increased flexibility by delivering elastic transport, performance for cloud applications and integrated advanced services through a zero-touch deployment and operations model. According to the company, the vision it has for its SD-WAN Security Technology Partner Program is going to address the network, cloud and management of the security framework.

There will be network security interoperability in the branch, VNF integration on the VeloCloud Edge, cloud security connected directly from branch to cloud, and security in IaaS through VeloCloud Edges and VeloCloud Gateways. All of these features can be accessed with an interface leading to security operation centers, SIEM solutions and security analytics so administrators can have a comprehensive view of their SD-WAN deployments.

VeloCloud is future proofing the program by making it interoperable with existing and future security solutions by allowing enterprises to seamlessly integrate the security technology of their choice with cloud delivered SD-WAN. Using the VeloCloud Technology Partner SD-WAN API that includes orchestration, control and data along with a SDK, the VeloCloud VNF framework partners can enable integration and service insertion to support integrated security VNF.

Mike Frane, Vice President of Product Management for Windstream (News - Alert), said his company is using the VeloCloud API and SDK to integrate VeloCloud SD-WAN directly into EarthLink myLink, giving its customers full control over their SD-WAN network through a single pane of glass.

He went on to say, “The self-service capabilities put the customer in the driver’s seat to be able to monitor and manage their SD-WAN solution in real-time. The analytics provide the information that IT and Network professionals need to gain visibility and control supporting their continued evolution to the Cloud.”

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Edited by Alicia Young