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NetFoundry Provides Secure and Integrated Connectivity to Microsoft Azure Virtual WAN
NetFoundry today announced its NetFoundry AppWANs is available as an integrated on-ramp to Microsoft Azure. The NetFoundry AppWAN solution makes it simple, secure and cost-effective to connect to Azure, enabling businesses to connect with an all-software solution in minutes. NetFoundry is available to pilot customers today, starting as a free trial. Azure Virtual WAN functions as a managed site-to-site and site-to-VNET networking solution. 

NetFoundry has worked with Microsoft to ensure simple, integrated provisioning between Azure Virtual WAN and NetFoundry AppWANs. As a result, AppWANs provides enterprise-grade security, improves performance and simplifies network management.

Combined, the NetFoundry AppWAN and Microsoft Azure Virtual WAN provides customers with an on-demand solution capable of functioning as a global WAN with optimized Azure connectivity. Businesses run NetFoundry AppWAN endpoints directly on user devices, in branch offices and in private data centers. The endpoints then connect as a global overlay network, using existing Internet connections.

"The Azure Virtual WAN service provides optimized branch and VNET networking. NetFoundry enables customers to realize the Azure Virtual WAN benefits, automating the on-premises connectivity to Azure with secure, software-only NetFoundry AppWANs," said Mike Kochanik, Vice President of Alliances, for NetFoundry.

NetFoundry now offers Azure cloud-native agility, instant connectivity, and simple deployment and scalability through its first-of-its kind Application Specific Networking (ASN) approach. NetFoundry propels enterprises to their goal of a modern and dynamic network that erases the problems of legacy technologies: outmoded and complex network models including VPN and MPLS, that cannot support secure, distributed, cloud-based applications. NetFoundry enables ASNs by allowing its customers to use its global network control platform to spin up connectivity instantly. The result is instant and secure connectivity for IoT deployments, Virtual WANs, and custom secure application connectivity between organizations, partners and end users.

"We're pleased that customers looking to simplify branch connectivity and extend application workloads on Microsoft Azure now have access to the NetFoundry AppWAN integrated Azure WAN solution," said Reshmi Yandapalli, principal program manager, Azure networking, Microsoft. "The seamless integration between Azure Virtual WAN and NetFoundry AppWANs provide ease of use and simplification of connectivity and configuration management hence providing optimized and automated branch-to-branch connectivity through Azure."

Published Friday, September 28, 2018 7:01 AM by David Marshall
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