Secure networking with SD-WAN


Talari Networks has added free WAN optimisation services that run natively in the core platform, to the latest release of its resilient SD-WAN solution. It has also unveiled a jointly-validated solution with Zscaler™ to help companies transform their hub-and-spoke network architectures to secure, direct-to-cloud connections. The new Talari SD-WAN Version 7.0 makes it easy to establish local Internet breakouts, while the partnership with Zscaler ensures the breakouts are secured, without the cost and complexity of deploying additional security appliances on customer premises.
 
Cloud security remains a top concern, especially in heavily-regulated sectors such as healthcare that must maintain compliance when handling sensitive data. The Talari SD-WAN solution not only encrypts data at the packet level but is also capable of organically regenerating encryption keys when redirecting traffic for faster cloud access. Adding a SD-WAN point of integration with the Zscaler secure cloud gateway provides deeper levels of security assurance than ever before.
 
“Talari’s integration with Zscaler provides an app-centric cloud security solution for a growing number of current and potential customers who view centralised cloud security as the best way to connect to cloud services, especially from a compliance standpoint for large enterprises with far-flung corporate and affiliate remote sites,” said Atchison Frazer, Head of Worldwide Marketing at Talari Networks.
 
“Talari’s new WAN optimisation features are offered at no additional cost, helping Talari compete for WAN optimisation renewal budgets and accelerating new customer transition to Talari’s superior ‘simply-defined’ WAN-Edge solutions.” 
 
In addition to secure cloud gateway and WAN-Op services, Talari APN 7.0 provides new performance expansion features. Talari is expanding the performance of its VT800 virtual appliance to multi-Gig, which allows it to evolve from a small branch solution to one that addresses data centre requirements. From a cloud perspective, the additional performance enhancements for Azure enables more customers, who are decommissioning data centres, to focus on cloud servers as the first choice for enterprise services.