Aryaka and Check Point Expand Partnership to Deliver Global Managed SASE Offering

April 25, 2023

By Alex Passett, Editor

Per multinational digital communications giant Cisco (News - Alert), the hand-in-hand nature of SD-WAN and cloud securities can be defined as: “SD-WAN enables efficient access to cloud applications in multicloud SaaS (News - Alert)/IaaS (Software-as-a-Service/Infrastructure-as-a-Service) environments, and proper cloud-based security offers what agile Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) architecture demands.”

Part of richer experiences via multicloud adoptions across enterprises, SD-WAN offers multiple connectivity options, flexible policy management and a spread of integrated security features. Other benefits of SD-WAN include network resiliency (especially in our hybrid-work age), smarter application awareness and bandwidth management, etc.

So, let’s tie SD-WAN and cloud security even closer with this news:

Aryaka, a provider of Unified SASE solutions, will be strengthening its partnership with Check Point Software Technologies, a renowned cybersecurity company.

How? SD-WAN, Managed SASE, and enterprise-grade cloud security.

Through their collaboration, Aryaka (News - Alert) and Check Point aim to deliver a global Managed SASE offering. Achievable by combining Aryaka's globe-spanning SD-WAN with Check Point’s Harmony Connect for cloud security and its virtualized next-generation firewall (Quantum (News - Alert) Edge) for on-prem security, this offering isn’t coming out of left field. Aryaka and Check Point have been working together since 2020, and this new effort enhances services even further for the best-possible customer experiences.

This joint-managed SASE solution offers enterprise-grade security alongside an SD-WAN with superior connectivity, resilience, and application-acceleration capabilities. Aryaka's SmartConnect provides reliable global connectivity and faster application performance, while Check Point Harmony Connect and Quantum Edge deliver the necessary security controls for web and cloud-bound traffic.

Speaking of, internet and cloud-bound traffic are instantly routed from Aryaka's Edge device (ANAP) through Aryaka's Hyperscale PoP middle-mile, and then to the Check Point Harmony Connect cloud service or its Quantum Edge. What this addition to the partnership yields is an SD-WAN and security SASE platform for enterprise users that access mission-critical, on-prem hosted applications or cloud applications directly from the internet.

This expanded offering from Aryaka and Check Point addresses a variety of scenarios, including security for distributed enterprises, branch-to-cloud security and securing branch offices. The partnership between the two companies provides a solution that meets organizations at their current stage, guiding them through their unique digital transformation journeys with flexibility and simplicity.

"As we progress in our mission to deliver the best security,” said Eytan Segal, Head of Product Management, SASE at Check Point, “extending our partnership with Aryaka to provide Check Point's prevention-first security to Aryaka's SD-WAN networking solution was critical to achieve our common goal. Together we will offer organizations a comprehensive solution with a reliable and secure connection to the internet."

Edited by Greg Tavarez

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