Viptela today introduced a software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN) device that could help businesses manage their connections to far-flung outposts — not just remote offices, but even devices like ATMs.
Viptela’s new vEdge-100 device natively supports cellular connections such as 3G, 4G, and LTE, eliminating the need for dongles or external modems.
The vEdge-100 is also transport-agnostic, supporting any combination of MPLS, wireless, broadband, Ethernet, SSL over Internet, and IPsec connections.
So, a large bank, for example, may own mobile ATMs situated in all kinds of locations, such as grocery stores or transportation hubs. Over its entire ATM ecosystem, the bank will likely have many different connection types with scores of different service providers. With the vEdge-100, the bank can add wireless as a backup circuit, Viptela says, adding that the bank would gain SD-WAN benefits such as centralized cloud management and better bandwidth performance.
SD-WAN enables enterprises to mix and match private and public IP connections, and it automatically determines the best WAN transport path for specific traffic based on policies and service levels.
The vEdge-100 is integrated with Viptela’s Secure Extensible Network (SEN) platform.