VeloCloud has introduced the SD-WAN Security Technology Partner Program, along with inaugural partnerships with IBM Security, Check Point Software Technologies, Fortinet and Zscaler.
The SD-WAN Security Technology Partner Program blends enterprise SD-WAN architecture with best-of-breed security solutions. Enterprises will now be able to implement SD-WAN with their preferred interoperable security products covering branch, data center and cloud security.
As an example, VeloCloud is working with IBM Security to deliver Secure SD-WAN service from IBM Managed Security Services, enabling enhanced zero-trust security and improved network performance with significant reduction in operational and telecom circuit costs.
“IBM Security has launched the new IBM Secure SD-WAN offer enabling enterprises to implement SD-WAN with confidence,” said Ben Hendrick, global partner for IBM Security. “Being part of the VeloCloud Technology Partner program provides us with the resources and blueprints needed to successfully consult and manage a Secure SD-WAN both on-premises and in the cloud.”
VeloCloud’s vision of the SD-WAN Security Technology Partner Program spans all three parts of the SD-WAN security framework comprising network, cloud and management. This includes network security interoperability in the branch and security VNF integration on the VeloCloud Edge; cloud security via direct connect from branch to cloud and security in IaaS through VeloCloud Edges and VeloCloud Gateways; and interfaces to leading Security Operations Centers, SIEM solutions and security analytics.
Technology Partners have access to the extensible VeloCloud Technology Partner SD-WAN API (orchestration, control & data) and SDK, along with the VeloCloud VNF framework. Partners can also enable integration and service insertion with the VeloCloud VNF-ready Platform Development Framework supporting integrated security VNF.
VeloCloud also recently joined Fortinet’s Fabric-Ready Partner Program. As a Fabric-Ready partner, VeloCloud has worked closely with Fortinet to validate technology integration and ensure ongoing interoperability with Fortinet’s FortiHypervisor platform.
VeloCloud Registered Channel Partners, such as MetTel and EarthLink (now Windstream) can take advantage of the SD-WAN Security Technology Partner Program.
“The proliferation and diversification of threats calls for an ecosystem approach to network and cloud security,” said Ed Fox, VP, Network Services, MetTel. “VeloCloud’s commitment to the security ecosystem along with the open virtual network function (VNF) and API architecture will allow MetTel to provide greater value and peace of mind to our customers via speed to market and the enhanced analytics this environment will natively support. As MetTel’s services grow in scale and in footprint this will enable uniform deployment of application aware networks and security across the entire globe.”
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