InfoVista has established a partnership with Cato Networks to develop what the two companies call an integrated SD-WAN gateway solution for enterprise customers.
The joint InfoVista/Cato solution, according to the two companies, will deliver a global, secure, application-aware network, optimized for the cloud and backed by SLAs.
While enterprises are finding value in adopting low-cost cloud-based services they access from the internet, these companies still need MPLS-based connections to connect their respective sites and maintain mission critical applications in the data center.
To overcome what has become an “increasing strain” on legacy networks to deliver the optimal user experience for all applications, businesses need to be able to securely manage both internet cloud migration and other WAN assets cost effectively. This will enable these companies to deliver the application performance their users and customers demand.
This new solution addresses these problems by providing a cost effective but more capable and agile network that offers enhanced security and application awareness tuned to business priorities and agility. Additionally, the solution is enabled through the combination of InfoVista’s Ipanema Application Aware SD-WAN and Cato Cloud network service.
It delivers globally orchestrated, application-aware SD-WAN together with centralized management of large scale networks and cloud-based security. As a result, an enterprise can ensure that mission-critical applications can be securely delivered globally with optimal performance based on business objectives across any WAN infrastructure, while reducing costs.
A key part of the InfoVista contribution to this partnership is the technology the company gained from its 2015 acquisition of Ipanema.
Ipanema’s Dynamic WAN Selection (DWS) and Application Control Quality of Service (QoS) features allow each site in the network to select the right transport for each application on a per session basis. Internet-based applications are directed to the Cato Cloud via secure gateway connections by the Ipanema appliance, providing full cloud-based security.
Cato Cloud can also extend this functionality to mobile users, delivering secure performance to meet the needs of the evolving mobile workplace. The global connectivity offered can augment existing MPLS networks with secure cloud access, while enabling hybrid WAN connections, and offers an evolution path to secure, full-Internet connectivity in the future.