Welcome!

Open Source Cloud Authors: Pat Romanski, Elizabeth White, Yeshim Deniz, Harry Trott, Liz McMillan

News Feed Item

Viptela Launches the Secure Extensible Network; Brings Wide-Area Networking Into the Twenty-First Century

Fortune 500-Deployed SEN Is the First WAN Architecture to Fully Integrate and Scale Connectivity, Security and Policy

SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/05/14 -- ONUG Spring-2014 NYC -- Viptela, Inc., a software-centric start-up working to improve the security, agility and performance of corporate IP networks, today emerged from stealth and announced the Viptela Secure Extensible Network (SEN). Viptela SEN allows companies to easily deploy and manage wide-area networks (WANs) in a highly secure and affordable way. In deployments at Fortune 500 companies, Viptela's SEN has already accelerated the delivery of new services and reduced network complexity and costs by up to 80 percent.

"The WAN industry has seen incremental steps in innovation and agility of the underlying infrastructure during the last ten years. However, the hub-and-spoke model that once served WAN users well is no longer able to keep up," said Zeus Kerravala, principal analyst at ZK Research. "The WAN needs a serious overhaul to address today's realities. People need access to applications instantly, enterprises need to connect offices directly, not through a hub, and security has to reach the ever-changing perimeter of the WAN. Viptela addresses all of those needs with its SEN."

Traditional networking infrastructure was developed when the security perimeter was well-defined, applications were low-bandwidth, and most content and applications resided in centralized data centers. As workers become more mobile and cloud-based apps proliferate, traffic patterns are shifting and bandwidth needs are exploding. Enterprises are struggling to scale connectivity over legacy MPLS (Multi-Protocol Label Switching) networks and are unable to find a solution that provides the scale, security and simplicity needed to innovate in this dynamic environment.

"Customers are tired of incremental innovation and automation," said Amir Khan, CEO, Viptela. "What is needed is a fundamentally disruptive WAN architecture. The Viptela SEN is the first networking solution to deliver what companies have been asking for: routing, security, segmentation, and policy integrated into one simple, scalable solution."

The Viptela SEN enables secure connectivity as a utility. It allows enterprises to focus on enabling applications and services on top of a robust networking platform.

Managing the Disappearing Security Perimeter
Security vulnerabilities on corporate networks arise with weak encryption policies, distributed security enforcement points, and complex management schemes that are an outcome of today's outdated WAN architectures. In addition, audit and compliance penalties can be levied as a result of inadequate network-wide segmentation for sensitive applications, mission-critical lines of business, or B2B partners.

The Viptela SEN overcomes the many security limitations imposed by inflexible WAN architectures. With its highly segmented and scalable architecture, the Viptela SEN enables rapid device authentication, allowing only known and trusted devices to talk to the network; encryption at scale, ensuring protection across diverse transport networks; and efficient key management with no impact to performance.

"It's been 15 years since I've seen a business model deliver complete innovation in circuit optimization, with comprehensive consideration for performance, security and Quality of Service," said Richard Stiennon, chief analyst, IT Harvest.

Use Cases
The Viptela SEN takes aim at the use cases most challenging to CIOs, CISOs and IT directors today. These include:

  • Transport-Agnostic WANs. The Viptela SEN provides a cost-effective, secure IP fabric over any underlying transport network (MPLS, Broadband Internet, Metro-Ethernet, LTE, etc.)
  • End-to-End Network Segmentation. The Viptela SEN provides end-to-end segmentation for sensitive traffic that needs to meet regulatory compliance or for traffic among different lines of business and business partners
  • Optimized Internet Exit. Enterprises can deliver an optimal user experience for cloud, real-time voice/video, and Internet applications by securely enabling localized Internet exit points.
  • B2B Partner Networks. Enterprises with a dynamic partner ecosystem can rapidly and securely onboard business partners over any transport network.
  • Encryption at Scale. The Viptela SEN provides powerful encryption, with automated key management and device authentication to secure any network infrastructure.
  • Network Service Insertion. Existing network services such as firewalls, IPS and load balancers can be consolidated at centralized locations, and application traffic can be routed through these services by simple policy changes, based on business logic instead of arcane layer 3 routing rules.

By using time-tested and proven technologies that have scaled the Internet for two decades, Viptela also enables organizations to deploy the SEN in a phased approach - starting with a single branch site and growing to the most critical network segments.

Components, Pricing and Availability
The components of the Viptela solution include:

  • vEdge Routers. The vEdge routers are full-featured IP routers that perform standard functions and implement routing policies, while participating in the overlay control and data plane.
  • vSmart Controller. The vSmart controller, a virtual appliance, is the controller for the overlay network.
  • vManage Network Management System. The vManage NMS, a virtual appliance, enables automatic configuration, management, and monitoring of the Viptela SEN.

Viptela's pricing model involves a fixed price for the vEdge hardware and SEN licenses, based on capabilities. SEN licenses are available initially in three tiers: Basic, Professional and Enterprise. SEN hardware and software have been available since February 2014.

For more information, visit www.viptela.com or contact Viptela at 1-800-525-5033.

Additional Resources
Solution Datasheet: http://viptela.com/products/
Paper: WAN Business Challenges: http://viptela.com/solutions/wan-challenges/

Supplemental Information: Viptela will be participating in ONUG Spring 2014, a conference of the Open Networking User Group. Said Nick Lippis, ONUG Chairman and Co-founder, "IT business leaders today need to do more with less and they are coming together at the Open Networking User Group to take control of their IT architecture, pool their collective IT spend and influence vendor product development, standards and open source initiatives to eliminate vendor lock-in. The IT users in the ONUG community look forward to engaging in dialog with companies like Viptela to accelerate the deployment of open networking and open infrastructure solutions."

About Viptela
Viptela, Inc. is an innovative networking startup focused on transforming enterprise global connectivity and network architectures for next-generation business applications. Viptela was founded in 2012 by a team of industry visionaries who have decades of experience bringing ground-breaking networking solutions to market and in architecting some of the largest and most sophisticated global networks. Viptela is backed by Sequoia Capital and headquartered in San Jose, CA. For more information, visit: www.viptela.com or contact [email protected].

©Copyright 2014, Viptela. The Viptela name, vEdge, vSmart, and vManage are trademarks of Viptela, Inc. Other trade names used herein may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

Embedded Video Available

Image Available: http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/frame_mw?attachid=2583286
Embedded Video Available: http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/frame_mw?attachid=2583293
Image Available: http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/frame_mw?attachid=2583289
Image Available: http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/frame_mw?attachid=2583292

Editorial Contact
Gary Good
Trainer Communications
(707) 837-1718
Email Contact

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

@ThingsExpo Stories
I think DevOps is now a rambunctious teenager - it's starting to get a mind of its own, wanting to get its own things but it still needs some adult supervision," explained Thomas Hooker, VP of marketing at CollabNet, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps Summit at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
"MobiDev is a software development company and we do complex, custom software development for everybody from entrepreneurs to large enterprises," explained Alan Winters, U.S. Head of Business Development at MobiDev, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Major trends and emerging technologies – from virtual reality and IoT, to Big Data and algorithms – are helping organizations innovate in the digital era. However, to create real business value, IT must think beyond the ‘what’ of digital transformation to the ‘how’ to harness emerging trends, innovation and disruption. Architecture is the key that underpins and ties all these efforts together. In the digital age, it’s important to invest in architecture, extend the enterprise footprint to the cl...
Data is the fuel that drives the machine learning algorithmic engines and ultimately provides the business value. In his session at Cloud Expo, Ed Featherston, a director and senior enterprise architect at Collaborative Consulting, discussed the key considerations around quality, volume, timeliness, and pedigree that must be dealt with in order to properly fuel that engine.
Two weeks ago (November 3-5), I attended the Cloud Expo Silicon Valley as a speaker, where I presented on the security and privacy due diligence requirements for cloud solutions. Cloud security is a topical issue for every CIO, CISO, and technology buyer. Decision-makers are always looking for insights on how to mitigate the security risks of implementing and using cloud solutions. Based on the presentation topics covered at the conference, as well as the general discussions heard between sessio...
IoT is rapidly becoming mainstream as more and more investments are made into the platforms and technology. As this movement continues to expand and gain momentum it creates a massive wall of noise that can be difficult to sift through. Unfortunately, this inevitably makes IoT less approachable for people to get started with and can hamper efforts to integrate this key technology into your own portfolio. There are so many connected products already in place today with many hundreds more on the h...
No hype cycles or predictions of zillions of things here. IoT is big. You get it. You know your business and have great ideas for a business transformation strategy. What comes next? Time to make it happen. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jay Mason, Associate Partner at M&S Consulting, presented a step-by-step plan to develop your technology implementation strategy. He discussed the evaluation of communication standards and IoT messaging protocols, data analytics considerations, edge-to-cloud tec...
Announcing Poland #DigitalTransformation Pavilion
Digital Transformation is much more than a buzzword. The radical shift to digital mechanisms for almost every process is evident across all industries and verticals. This is often especially true in financial services, where the legacy environment is many times unable to keep up with the rapidly shifting demands of the consumer. The constant pressure to provide complete, omnichannel delivery of customer-facing solutions to meet both regulatory and customer demands is putting enormous pressure on...
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that All in Mobile, a mobile app development company from Poland, will exhibit at the 22nd International CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO. All In Mobile is a mobile app development company from Poland. Since 2014, they maintain passion for developing mobile applications for enterprises and startups worldwide.
CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO are the world's most influential, independent events where Cloud Computing was coined and where technology buyers and vendors meet to experience and discuss the big picture of Digital Transformation and all of the strategies, tactics, and tools they need to realize their goals. Sponsors of DXWorldEXPO | CloudEXPO benefit from unmatched branding, profile building and lead generation opportunities.
The best way to leverage your CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO presence as a sponsor and exhibitor is to plan your news announcements around our events. The press covering CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO will have access to these releases and will amplify your news announcements. More than two dozen Cloud companies either set deals at our shows or have announced their mergers and acquisitions at CloudEXPO. Product announcements during our show provide your company with the most reach through our targeted audienc...
@DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo, taking place November 12-13 in New York City, NY, is co-located with 22nd international CloudEXPO | first international DXWorldEXPO and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world.
Everything run by electricity will eventually be connected to the Internet. Get ahead of the Internet of Things revolution. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Akvelon expert and IoT industry leader Sergey Grebnov provided an educational dive into the world of managing your home, workplace and all the devices they contain with the power of machine-based AI and intelligent Bot services for a completely streamlined experience.
DXWorldEXPO | CloudEXPO are the world's most influential, independent events where Cloud Computing was coined and where technology buyers and vendors meet to experience and discuss the big picture of Digital Transformation and all of the strategies, tactics, and tools they need to realize their goals. Sponsors of DXWorldEXPO | CloudEXPO benefit from unmatched branding, profile building and lead generation opportunities.
22nd International Cloud Expo, taking place June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and co-located with the 1st DXWorld Expo will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud ...
In his keynote at 19th Cloud Expo, Sheng Liang, co-founder and CEO of Rancher Labs, discussed the technological advances and new business opportunities created by the rapid adoption of containers. With the success of Amazon Web Services (AWS) and various open source technologies used to build private clouds, cloud computing has become an essential component of IT strategy. However, users continue to face challenges in implementing clouds, as older technologies evolve and newer ones like Docker c...
JETRO showcased Japan Digital Transformation Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo® at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) is a non-profit organization that provides business support services to companies expanding to Japan. With the support of JETRO's dedicated staff, clients can incorporate their business; receive visa, immigration, and HR support; find dedicated office space; identify local government subsidies; get...
Dion Hinchcliffe is an internationally recognized digital expert, bestselling book author, frequent keynote speaker, analyst, futurist, and transformation expert based in Washington, DC. He is currently Chief Strategy Officer at the industry-leading digital strategy and online community solutions firm, 7Summits.
Bill Schmarzo, author of "Big Data: Understanding How Data Powers Big Business" and "Big Data MBA: Driving Business Strategies with Data Science," is responsible for setting the strategy and defining the Big Data service offerings and capabilities for EMC Global Services Big Data Practice. As the CTO for the Big Data Practice, he is responsible for working with organizations to help them identify where and how to start their big data journeys. He's written several white papers, is an avid blogge...