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Security & Performance in a Single Application Performance Solution

This week at Interop in Las Vegas, we launched the latest release of our Dynamic WAN Selection solution.

The enhanced application performance guarantee solution now includes VPN tunneling and OS-level firewall capabilities, all in a single solution. It removes the need for enterprises to have additional firewalls at every branch of their organization and promises significant time and cost savings.

Ipanema: the best comprehensive solution to manage application performance on complex hybrid WAN

In essence what Ipanema has done here is to provide its customers with an intelligent, high-performance, all-in-one, comprehensive solution. High-performance and intelligent because the solution automatically chooses the best network access for each application flow, taking into account the actual end-to-end conditions of the entire hybrid network - capacity, availability and quality - in order to maximize the end-user experience and optimize the usage of each available path. All-in-one and comprehensive because the solution includes visibility, performance guarantee and security, acting as a firewall so enterprises no longer need to add an additional box to their network infrastructure and can save up to 30% in infrastructure costs.American Football Player catching a touchdown pass

You don't need anymore to add additional firewall

Specifically, adding VPN tunneling and OS-level firewall capabilities to the DWS solutions offers the following benefits:

  • Enables Ipanema devices (IP engines) to establish VPN tunnels via the Internet, towards remote data centers that have VPN concentrators (public or private) or web security gateways such as Zscaler
  • When combined with Zscaler, the need for an additional firewall device in every branch is eliminated
  • The provision of these VPN services is managed via dedicated configuration screens in the SALSA central management platform

Hybrid networks have become the norm for forward-thinking businesses that have undergone or are undergoing digital transformation. With the proliferation of traffic on the WAN, companies are increasingly opting to use the internet as a business network for non-critical traffic and keep their MPLS networks for specific, business-critical applications.

Performance + Security: cost-efficiently manage application performance on hybrid WAN

Intelligently managing the performance and security of applications has become imperative in order to maximize the use of hybrid networks and keep enterprise networks as cost effective as possible.

At Ipanema, our goal is to make the transition and utilization of hybrid networks for our customers as easy, cost-efficient and secure as possible. We were recently positioned in the “Visionaries” quadrant of the Gartner Magic Quadrant 2015 “Magic Quadrant for WAN Optimization” for the fifth consecutive year in recognition of this. Providing the most up-to-date, secure and cost-effective solutions in this field is therefore key for Ipanema and our latest version of DWS with additional security features is testament to this aim.

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