Nitel Rolls Out SD WAN and SD Security for Partners

Nitel has launched software-defined WAN (SD WAN) and SD security services, available via channel partners.

Offered in alliance with Versa Networks and built for mid-market to large enterprises, Nitel’s new SD offerings, announced earlier this year, provide customers with application-centric management, greater network reliability and optimized performance over Nitel’s global managed public and private WAN services.

“With the largest interconnected network in North America, the Nitel network is built to capitalize on the promise of SD-WAN,” said Rick Stern, CEO, Nitel. “The launch of our new SD-WAN and SD Security services is part of Nitel’s commitment to deliver fully managed solutions that provide superior reliability, performance and security at an affordable cost. By teaming with Versa we can offer channel partners more of the services and expertise they need to capitalize on the market’s growing demand for reliable connectivity to public, hybrid and private cloud resources and SaaS providers, while making it easier for them to win more business and exceed customer expectations.”

For channel partners and their strategic customers,Nitel offers a 90-day SD WAN test drive at no charge, which includes access to the user portal and an analytics suite.

“You wouldn’t buy a car without first taking it for a test drive. You want to know how the car performs, whether it is comfortable, and if has the features you are looking for,” said Ron Grason, president, Nitel. “Nitel is offering enterprise customers that same opportunity via select partners: To test drive its SD WAN and SD security offerings to ensure they are the right fit for their network and business needs.”

Nitel also is offering partners access to no-cost, on-demand and live training, field sales and engineering support, and advanced design and installation services. Nitel’s n-Tellipro portal meanwhile generates instant quotes for multi-location opportunities across multiple product types, including Nitel’s SD WAN and SD security services.

“Nitel’s n-Tellipro quoting tool is a key competitive advantage for our agents,” said Curt Allen, president of channel, Sandler Partners. “Rather than waiting up to 48 hours or more on carrier quotes, they are able to receive quotes instantly on SD WAN and SD security services, which improves customer response times and helps partners close deals faster.”

On-demand access to reporting and analytics includes application utilization and performance reporting at the network, site and access link level. By adding Nitel’s SD security services, including next generation firewall (NGFW) and unified threat management (UTM), users also gain access to detailed reporting and log files of security events.

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