Nuage Adds Mobile, IoT to SD-WAN, Claiming Industry First
Nuage Networks partnered with Asavie to add that firm's mobile/edge technology to its SD-WAN offering, claiming it's the first such solution to support desktop, mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) devices.
Asavie, with corporate headquarters in Ireland, claimed an industry first itself when it earlier this month announced Asavie SD Edge, described as a self-serve mobile SD-WAN, extending SD-WAN and private enterprise networks to mobile and IoT endpoints.
Adding that tech to Nuage Networks' SD-WAN 2.0 solution will reportedly enable mobile users to connect to enterprise clouds and applications without having to use VPN clients on their devices during the current remote work surge caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Nuage, a property of Finland-based Nokia, said its SD-WAN offering provides a "single-pane-of-glass" to manage security and access to applications and data across an enterprise network.
"For enterprise IT managers the integrated Nuage and Asavie solution will provide seamless end-to-end virtualized network visibility and control, via centralized policy management across physical branches, the public and private cloud environments, SaaS offerings and mobile and IOT devices," Nokia said in a news release. "It will also provide managed communications service providers with a new and innovative way to deliver their fixed and mobile broadband networks to enterprises as a fully integrated, end-to-end managed network service."
David Ramel is an editor and writer for Converge360.