More and more users are bringing personal devices and expect a quality service while many of those services are moving to the cloud.
Hence, IT has the arduous task of enabling application access while ensuring application policy within a shrinking operating budget. The integrated services router and virtual CPE emerged to solve these challenges. However, they introduce new management complexity.That is where Anuta Networks NCX comes in.
Anuta Networks’ NCX automates large scale branch deployments with various WAN technologies and a combination of physical and virtual devices to realize the future‐ready, secure, optimized, plug‐and‐play enterprise branch. NCX simplifies branch deployments using orchestration and service chaining of branch network functions such as routing, perimeter security, WanOp, connectivity options such as DMVPN, MPLS VPN etc. using physical equipment as well as virtual device VNFs from multiple vendors such as Cisco, Riverbed etc.
Branch Network Management Challenges:
- Need to ensure user experience and security for accessing applications hosted in cloud and data center
- High OPEX due to expensive MPLS backbone connection and frequent policy updates
- Need to on-board new branches quickly
- Need to roll-out new applications and policies quickly at scale
- Troubleshooting branch related issues is very difficult due to lack of documentation, tools and support processes
- Delivers policy designer that simplifies policy definition for VPN, IPS, Firewall, Proxy, WAN Op, Identity Based Policies, Cloud Web Security
- Introduces self-service and provisions advanced Cisco iWAN features such as DMVPN, Application Visibility, Policy Based Routing, Performance Routing and minimizes overall OPEX
- Provides Zero Touch Deployment (ZTD) that brings up branches quickly
- Includes distributed server and agent architecture that enables policy deployment at scale
- Provides service to device mapping, real-time health check and threshold based alerts that simplify troubleshooting effort