At the Open Networking User Group in New York this week startup company Viptela announced the Viptela Secure Extensible Network (SEN) for allowing companies to securely and easily deploy and manage wide-area networks (WANs). San Jose, California based Viptela was funded by Sequoia in 2012 and is comprised of former Cisco, VMware, Alcatel-Lucent and Juniper talent.
"The WAN industry has seen incremental steps in innovation and agility of the underlying infrastructure during the last ten years. However, the hub-and-spoke model that once served WAN users well is no longer able to keep up," said Zeus Kerravala, principal analyst at ZK Research. "The WAN needs a serious overhaul to address today's realities. People need access to applications instantly, enterprises need to connect offices directly, not through a hub, and security has to reach the ever-changing perimeter of the WAN. Viptela addresses all of those needs with its SEN."
Looking to simplify end-to-end networking architectures for Fortune 500 companies, Viptela SEN enables secure connectivity as a utility. It allows enterprises to focus on enabling applications and services on top of a robust networking platform. It overcomes the many security limitations imposed by inflexible WAN architectures. With a segmented and scalable architecture, the Viptela SEN enables rapid device authentication, allowing only known and trusted devices to talk to the network, encryption at scale, ensuring protection across diverse transport networks, and efficient key management with no impact to performance.
"Customers are tired of incremental innovation and automation," said Amir Khan, CEO, Viptela. "What is needed is a fundamentally disruptive WAN architecture. The Viptela SEN is the first networking solution to deliver what companies have been asking for: routing, security, segmentation, and policy integrated into one simple, scalable solution."