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As part of its Hillstone Security Management Platform (HSM) 5.0 release, Hillstone Networks, a provider of infrastructure protection solutions, has announced a dedicated version of its software-defined wide-area network (SD-WAN) solution.
Hillstone’s stand-alone SD-WAN solution addresses the growing demand for more bandwidth, as well as improved network availability and quality requirements. The solution is designed to better serve latency-sensitive apps and while ensuring that today’s hybrid workforce has the secure networking infrastructure they require to stay productive.
The ongoing pandemic has hastened the race to the cloud, and an increasingly hybrid and mobile workforce that demands a good user experience, as well as edge computing, are the main drivers for a secure SD-WAN solution.
The race to the cloud accelerated by the ongoing pandemic; an increasingly hybrid and mobile workforce who demand quality user experience; as well as edge computing are the primary drivers for Hillstone developing this secured SD-WAN solution.
The advanced SD-WAN capabilities delivered by Hillstone Networks would include:
- Simplified orchestration with advanced overlay automation and zero-touch provisioning – enables preconfigured device provisioning in field deployments, which would reduce configuration overhead, speed up service delivery, and improve dependability, especially in large-scale installations.
- Global unified network visibility with dynamic health monitoring – provides expanded data and analytics for further troubleshooting and optimization, as well as real-time alarms through webUI, email, or social apps.
- Optimized application performance with intelligent routing and content awareness – boosts and optimizes app performance, providing the best possible user experience by dynamically routing traffic based on the app(s) or service(s) being used, as well as the policies being followed.
“Organizations today still struggle with how to balance supporting and securing a hybrid workforce against the backdrop of an increasing potential of cyberattacks,” said Tim Liu, Co-founder and CTO at Hillstone Networks. “We designed the Hillstone SD-WAN solution with fully integrated security to address the critical pain points triggered by today’s business needs and market trends, and to ensure that IT teams can reliably and efficiently secure their networks and apps, while delivering a great experience for their end-users.”