Hybrid Workplace Firm Cloudbrink Emerges from Stealth with $25M in Funding

Prakash Mana, co-founder and CEO of Cloudbrink
“Cloudbrink’s HAaaS replaces legacy VPN and SD-WAN architectures and enables employees to work from anywhere in the world,” said Prakash Mana, co-founder and CEO of Cloudbrink.

To start one of the first hybrid access-as-a-service (HAaaS) offerings in the market, Cloudbrink has announced $25 million in venture capital, led by Highland and The Fabric co-creation studio. The Cloudbrink service would offer enterprise-grade network performance, reliability, and security to the hybrid workforce.

Any cellphone or residential Internet connection is instantaneously transformed by Cloudbrink to provide clients with zero-trust security and enterprise-grade in-office performance wherever they are. Without any gateway, hardware, or appliance administration, the 100% software-only solution would help boost employee productivity and decrease enterprise threat vectors.

“As enterprises shift to the cloud and embrace hybrid work, a resulting challenge has been the inferior application experience arising from the stability and performance inadequacies in the last mile,” said Mauricio Sanchez, Research Director at networking analyst Dell’Oro Group. “As a result, we see the focus on application experience as a vital driver of the SD-WAN market and our expectation of revenue doubling to $4 billion by 2026.”

The software-only technology has been tested by enterprises. According to Cloudbrink, they would report performance gains of up to 30x. For instance, the program may cut the effects of packet loss on latency from 300 ms to less than 10 ms during a video conference.

“We’ve spoken to hundreds of CIOs and CISOs who are struggling to resolve the twin problems of performance and security for the hybrid workforce. They have found no existing solution that adequately addresses the performance issues,” said Prakash Mana, co-founder and CEO of Cloudbrink. “Cloudbrink’s HAaaS replaces legacy VPN and SD-WAN architectures and enables employees to work from anywhere in the world. We’re seeing an order-of-magnitude reduction in file transfer times and a terrific audio/video quality improvement. The business cares about that because when you transform the quality of experience for the user you don’t just increase productivity, you transform morale.”

Artificial Intelligence

Cloudbrink features three components:

  • The Brink App, which is placed on end-user devices, uses AI to overcome any network issues and ensures that the end-user has a fantastic experience, independent of the network.
  • Cloudbrink would be able to respond quickly to changes in demand by using enterprise access edges, also known as Fast Edges, that are automatically built near to the end user, ensuring the best performance.
  • A secured end-to-end connection between the end user and their applications is provided by Cloudbrink software when it is installed in the customer’s data center or cloud environment. This connection is based on dark network and zero trust principles.

“Legacy remote access, broadband and wide area network solutions are not able to scale for the new digital and mobile workforce,” said Rajan Raghavan, CEO at The Fabric and co-creator of Cloudbrink. “With its deeply differentiated technology, Cloudbrink is extremely well-positioned to enable enterprises to deliver secure productivity to their hybrid workforce.”