Palo Alto Networks announces the industry’s first Next-Generation SD-WAN solution
Palo Alto Network has introduced a number of new additions to it’s Next-Generation SD-WAN solution:
● Machine learning-based capabilities to further simplify network operations
● A small form factor SD-WAN appliance designed for retail and small offices/home offices (SOHO)
● A high-performance SD-WAN appliance suited for large campus locations
● Seamless integration of Prisma Access cloud-delivered security
These additions can help organizations deliver a return on investment (ROI) of 243%, according to Forrester Consulting.
Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation SD-WAN takes an entirely new approach, with a solution that is, App Defined, Autonomous and Cloud-delivered.
“CloudGenix SD-WAN aims to secure data and connectivity in a flexible approach and caters to retail, small-sized or home offices, and even large campus locations. Not only do we anticipate this product to be strongly beneficial for organizations in the Middle East region, but we also see this supporting several government initiatives, especially in the UAE, where we are headed for a country-wide smart transformation.” Said Tarek Abbas, Systems Engineering Director at Palo Alto Networks MEA.
The CloudGenix ION 1000 is a powerful small form factor SD-WAN appliance designed for retail and SOHO use cases. The ION 1000 is fanless, small and quiet enough to be placed in a work environment when no equipment room is available. As organizations re-architect their teleworking approaches to support remote workforces post-pandemic, the ION 1000 enables performance controls, availability and security for the home office that is consistent with enterprise policies.
The CloudGenix ION 9000 is the largest and most high-performance CloudGenix SD-WAN appliance to date, delivering twice the performance of the current flagship device. It is ideal for large branches and campus locations, supporting multi-gigabit throughput and a “fail to wire” high availability capability designed to mitigate the effects of physical WAN outages.