Monday, February 9, 2015

VeloCloud Enhances its SD-WAN Service with Zscaler and Websense

VeloCloud Networks, a start-up offering a subscription-based, virtualized WAN service for enterprises that aggregates multiple access lines (cable modem, DSL, LTE) into a single secure connection, announced interoperability with leading cloud security platforms Zscaler and Websense, spurring growth of its SD-WAN ecosystem. VeloCloud has also expanded its business policy framework, enabling enterprises, for the first time, to deploy cloud network services and applications easily and with assured enterprise-grade performance.

VeloCloud's SD-WAN service uses an Intel-based customer premise device at a branch office to communicate with a VeloCloud gateway in the cloud. The service analyzes network performance and application traffic to determine the best path and dynamically steer traffic to corporate data center or cloud services.

The new capabilities from Zscaler and Websense bring new virtual services to the platfrom. VeloCloud enables enterprise branch offices to achieve the same security services as corporate headquarters—without having to install multiple, separate appliances in each branch or backhaul traffic over expensive private links to their data centers. VeloCloud’s extensible business policy framework for network services insertion will cover additional services from its growing ecosystem.

In addition, the business policy framework adds explicit link usage policies for business and security compliance, augmenting VeloCloud’s existing automatic multi-path optimization which dynamically steers traffic to achieve enterprise-grade application performance. This business policy framework is transport independent, and also applies to private lines such as T1/MPLS as they are integrated into VeloCloud’s management and optimization of hybrid WANs. The expanded business policy framework provides software-defined WAN flexibility, simplicity and automation over both network services and transport utilization.

“VeloCloud’s Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN brings software-defined flexibility and automation to the WAN, and the policy-driven insertion of network services announced today extends our no-compromise SD-WAN simplicity, application performance and security,” said Sanjay Uppal, CEO and co-founder of VeloCloud. “Our comprehensive business policy framework replaces today’s complicated configuration and stacks of appliances in branch sites with single-click direct access to both on-premises and cloud-hosted services, including those from Websense and Zscaler.”

“For distributed enterprises, equipping branch and remote offices with secure, high-performance access to cloud services has been complex and expensive,” said Punit Minocha, vice president of business development for Zscaler. “Now that our partner VeloCloud’s SD-WAN solution is seamlessly integrated with Zscaler’s cloud-based Internet security platform, distributed organizations can securely and safely leverage the power of cloud computing, while dramatically reducing costs, increasing performance, and improving employee productivity and satisfaction.”

http://www.velocloud.com

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