Aryaka Networks, a global cloud-first WAN provider, today announced WD-40, the number one global brand for specialist solvents, has deployed Aryaka’s managed SD-WAN and SASE service to build a new flexible, reliable and secure network in its EIMEA region.
WD-40 needed a secure, resilient, and scalable network to support its ambition for a global SaaS-based application strategy. Since 1953, WD-40 has become known as ‘the can of 2000 uses’, with household staples known for their effectiveness in fighting rust and corrosion. The company has grown to offices in 13 countries and has annual revenues of more than $400 million and was looking for ways to transform its operations for the 21st century.
As part of its cloud migration strategy, WD-40 needed to implement quicker and more reliable connectivity to business-critical services, than its legacy MPLS technology or the public internet could provide. The network also didn’t support the performance requirements of applications like Skype or Microsoft Teams, and their incumbent provider was unable to deliver on requested improvements or address the numerous outages reported.
WD-40 set out an aggressive deployment timeline, and despite the impact of COVID, it was able to hold to its plans, smoothing the transition to a fully-managed network that delivered on WD-40’s goals of flexibility, reliability, change management, and performance. Security was also a key consideration, and by working with Aryaka, WD-40 was able to create a foundation for adoption of a SASE architecture.
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