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Virtual Secure Network 2.0

NetLinkz
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Organisations with multiple facilities (or those that operate large collections of devices, such as the military, health service providers and IoT operators) must reconcile the following when constructing their operational networks:

  • Multiple ISPs with limited or no service quality guarantees
  • Public networks with no inherent mechanisms to ensure end-to-end traffic control
  • Multiple access channels with different bandwidth and reliability characteristics (i.e. MPLS, Internet, LTE/4G, 5G, satellite etc.)
  • A wide range of available cloud infrastructure with variable levels of access (SaaS services, cloud services and data centres)
  • Large numbers of devices with varying transmission capabilities (Server, PC, Mobile, IoT device, AI node etc.)
The VSN allows customers to underpin their network operations with an intelligent networking platform that provides a secure and elastic network overlay that extends all the way to the edge of the customer’s network, and offers high quality of service and infinite scalability.

The VSN solves the operational challenges associated with public networks, heterogenous cloud infrastructure and device proliferation by separating network functions into three layers:

  • Management layer – being the VSM, which allows for automatic deployment, network orchestration, security policy application and centralised management
  • Control layer – being the VSR1000, which provides fast construction of virtual private networks via real-time distribution of configuration information and deployment directives, and routing calculations necessary for traffic handling
  • Data forwarding layer – being the VSR family of edge devices, which (a) provide traffic encryption/decryption for security right to edge, (b) bond the available access channels for maximum throughput and (c) enforce quality of service policies to maximise the available bandwidth

By dividing network operations between layers, the VSN provides an intelligent platform that is efficient, feature-rich and elastic.

The NetLinkz Virtual Security Network (VSN) platform is an enterprise-grade intelligent networking solution that allows customers of all sizes to deploy an economical SD-WAN service that is fast, reliable, elastic and secure. The VSN is a distributed software platform which runs on off the shelf commonly available hardware, that features rapid deployment at the edge and in the cloud, and offers advanced traffic management features such as Quality of Service (QoS).

A range of VSR (Virtual Security Router) edge devices are available, including virtual and mobile versions. Customers can deploy a combination of VSR edge devices to suit the traffic profile of their network and its locations.

The VSR1000 component of the VSN gives customers the opportunity to establish a self- owned global backbone network for added network security and performance, and gives them the ability to connect clouds hosted by two or more cloud-service providers to establish ultra- high-performance hybrid clouds.

Access control and monitoring are centralised in the VSM (Virtual Security Manager), giving administrators enterprise-wide network management capabilities and options for extension via comprehensive APIs.

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Ease of Deployment and ManagementThe VSN is an “out-of-the-box” intelligent networking solution that does not require on-site network engineers for edge setup (zero-touch deployment).
The VSR is a “plug-and-play” router that is shipped pre-configured and optionally with an active 3/4/5G network connection.
The VSM offers a centralised dashboard (or “single pane of glass”) through with the VSN is configured and monitored. VSR configuration updates are pushed to the edge automatically.
Intelligent, High-Performance NetworkingThe VSN offers autonomous adjustment of bandwidth & smart routing to maximise network utilisation across the available transmission infrastructure.
The VSN can switch between peer-to-peer and hub-and-spoke mode when required to adapt to disruptions in provider networking infrastructure
The VSN employs a powerful backbone over any existing network that vastly improves long-haul network performance & reliability.
SecurityThe VSN utilises IPSec with 256-bit encryption that protects all network transmissions from edge to edge (and to the device, via the VSR Mobile app)
The VSN uses access control lists (ACLs) to ensure that network services are only available to authorised users.
Security policy management is centralised in the VSM and enforced at the edge
Cutting-edge Feature SetThe VSN blends open standards with cutting-edge virtual technology, giving it a rich feature set that is ahead of the SDWAN market (VNR – multi-tenant routing, VPP, DPDK, Docker, IPV6)
The VSN offers 5G-ready edge devices that support IoT and extends the SDWAN edge to the mobile device (via the VSR Mobile app)
The VSN architecture employs new containerisation technology and offers APIs in all networking layers, making it more customisable than any other SDWAN solution
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