What We Provide
With the increasing adoption of virtualisation, software-defined networks (a.k.a SD-WAN) and cloud-native applications in today’s business environment, the role of the firewall has evolved from a gateway-based, security-only device to a set of distributed solutions that make sure the WAN network is available any time for any type of endpoint. Regardless of the WAN endpoint placed within headquarters, a remote office, a network in the IaaS cloud, or a mobile endpoint, our Managed Firewall is expected to enable impeccable WAN performance.
Altinet’s CG Firewall includes data deduplication, and traffic compression. With built-in WAN compression, the CG Firewall significantly improves site-to-site WAN network throughput and accelerates the delivery of business applications – at no extra charge.
Failover and Link Balancing
To ensure unbeatable, cost-efficient connectivity, the CloudGen Firewall provides a wide range of built-in uplink options including unlimited leased lines, up to twelve DHCP uplinks, and up to four xDSL uplinks. This gives security-conscious customers access to a WAN connection that never goes down.
Dynamic Bandwidth & Latency Detection
In order to achieve the highest possible quality of service, the CG Firewall model pro-actively measure the available VPN bandwidths and – automatically – select the best uplink for a VPN connection based on bandwidth, latency, or combined quality metrics.
Especially for VoIP traffic it is highly sensitive to packet loss. Altinet's CloudGen Firewall mirrors VoIP/ Video packets and sends these across multiple uplinks simultaneously. At the destination, the packets are then again combined to provide best voice and video quality.
Due to the limitations that come with standard IPsec connections, Barracuda Networks has created several powerful extensions to standard IPsec tunnel management. This core of the Barracuda Firewall VPN Engine is called TINA (Transport Independent Network Architecture). The TINA protocol allows the use of TCP, UDP, and ESP for high speed VPN connections
Lower WAN Costs
The ROI is dramatic and immediate. With an SD-WAN solution from Altinet, you can now augment or even replace MPLS connections with broadband internet services to connect users to applications and lower WAN costs by up to 90%.
Increased Application Performance
A network engineer can use a policy engine to create a set of rules so SD-WAN devices will use an appropriate network path for each application. This opens the door to using broadband Internet more effectively.
An SD-WAN can improve network security by encrypting WAN traffic as it moves from one location to another, and by segmenting the network so that if a breach occurs, the damage is minimised. SD-WANs can also help IT administrators detect attacks more quickly by providing constant visibility into the amount and types of traffic on a network.
Distributed organisations, as well as those moving toward the adoption of IoT technology, should evaluate SD-WAN solutions in terms of ease of use, manageability, ability to integrate with existing MPLS networks and the intelligence to automatically adjust traffic flows to accommodate network conditions.
MPLS networks typically offer highly reliable packet delivery. Internet uplinks, on the other hand, often fail. To compensate for this fact, many organisations that move entirely to SD-WANs choose to order multiple internet links from different providers to maintain “four nines” (99.99 percent) availability in the case of link failure.
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