NEC partners with Infovista on SD-WAN for unified communications services
NEC Corporation of America has forged a partnership with Infovista that includes combining Infovista's SD-WAN with NEC's unified communications services.
The partnership, which includes an OEM agreement, pairs NEC's software-defined network-based unified communications (UC-SDN) solution, which is part of its Smart Enterprise Suite, with Infovista's Ipanema SD-WAN platform.
"SD-WAN revolutionizes the way enterprise voice and UC applications are delivered over hybrid networks, as opposed to reliance on expensive private WAN links in the past," said Frost & Sullivan's Roopa Honnachari, industry director, information and communications technologies, in an email to FierceTelecom. "Infovista's Ipanema SD-WAN offers superior SD-WAN functionality along with deep application visibility and application quality of service that ensures superior performance of voice and UC applications to complement NEC's UC-SDN offering."
NEC's Liviu Pinchas, senior product manager, said that NEC has offered a software-defined networking solution for LAN, but didn't have a WAN solution, which is particularly important for its unified communications customers.
"We decided to add to our portfolio an SD-WAN solution," said Pinchas. "We looked at developing it internally but since there are so many companies that have SD-WAN solutions we concluded it was better to partner with somebody that already has a mature solution."
One factor in picking Infovista's Ipanema SD-WAN solution was its Application Intelligence+ feature that was part of an upgrade in March. Application Intelligence+ can guarantee application performance regardless of whether the app is housed in the data center or in the cloud.
Application Intelligence+ allows Infovista to run deep packet inspection of the first packet sent by the app. Such factors as its domain name, transfer protocol, port number, destination domain name and others are compiled. They are sent to a cloud-based database that identifies the app and tells the platform precisely what resources are needed to meet QoE requirements set by the NEC and its customers.
"In general, a company with an SD-WAN solution treats all voice traffic like one big packet," Pinchas said. "So with this the level of granularity that is used to direct traffic, we actually can go lower to per session or the per call level so you can have different degrees of importance on different calls.
"This is done in conjunction with our UC systems. With our joint solution, we can tune the performance of the communications for each call based on the importance of that call."
Ricardo Belmar, senior director, global enterprise marketing at Infovista, said that unlike other SD-WAN vendors that move all of the applications sessions to find the best link, Ipanema can determine which link will be the best at a given time for a given user.
NEC is selling the physical and the virtual appliances that are manufactured by Infovista. Pinchas said NEC can offer a range of bandwidth options across the devices from 20 Mbps to 1 Gbps and 10 Gbps on the high-end in data centers.
"Beside the appliances,there's orchestration software," Pinchas said. "There are two generations of orchestration software. One is from Infovista, which is hosted on-premise, and there's a new version that is offered by subscription running in the cloud. Its managed by Infovista and the customer can subscribe to this cloud-based solution. "
Pinchas said NEC has a lot of SMB customers that use its UC services. Those customers can use an "SD-WAN Orchestration Starter Pack" that Infovista developed for NEC.
"Its, of course, priced much lower as startup software," Pinchas said. This way we can be very attractive for small businesses. We can make a good business justification for SD-WAN even for very small deployments, such as four sites."
NEC's SD-WAN solution is generally available in the US, Canada and South America with the EMEA region to follow.
Pinchas and Belmar said they both expect further collaboration between the two companies. Pinchas said that NEC was particularly interested in developing edge-computing solutions after announcing its hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) box earlier this year.
Industry: Unified Communications
- Security Analyst. Financial Services. UK. Permanent
CH7863 Security Analyst. End User . Financial Services Security Analyst needed to monitor and manage a security suite of tools within an End User environment. The Security Analyst will be responsible monitoring, configuring, fine tuning, incident management and generally improving the security tool capability. Specific experience with CyberArk, Tripwire Log Center and Tripwire Enterprise is highly desirable). Current experience with Vulnerability management and penetration testing is highly desirable. Specifically the ability to effectively manage 3rd party pen tests. You will be working within a specialist security team reporting to the CISO. Experience working within an end user environment within financial services is highly desirable. Flexible location. This is an exclusive role to DCL Search & Selection. To book a call please use my Calendy link https://calendly.com/chris-holt/arranged-call-with-chris-holt-soc-role-
- DevSecOps - Security design / review consultant. SC Clearance. London
CH7858 London £70,000 DevSecOps - Security design / review consultant. DevSecOps - Security design / review consultant will ensure that newly created, public facing apps are secure by design and by default by aligning them to current / best practice security policies and standards into the design phases. The individual must have a technical software / application development background with specalist experinece in secure architecture design. (Frameworks, processes, best practice etc) Practical experience translating and ensuring that the OWASP top 10, ISO27001, HMG frameworks requirements are reviewed and embedded into project designs which are implemented is essential. Experience working projects through a full development lifecycle is key. You will work along side the design and project teams to idenitfy and mitigate risks throughout the design phases. This is a permanent role. SC clearance is essential as is the ability to get to the London office. (When appropiate #covid) Security DevSecOps consultant. To arrange a discreet call book via https://calendly.com/chris-holt/devsecopp--security-design-review-consultant
- CONTRACTOR Cyber Vulnerability Analyst, NESSUS, Rapid 7, SC clearance required.
Cyber Vulnerability analyst NESSUS, Rapid 7, needed for IMMEDIATE 3 month contract MUST have / be able to achieve UK SC clearance role to work within a live environment within a public sector department. The individual must have experience in using various security methods and tools such as Rapid7 and NESSUS scan for / identify vulnerabilities, prioritise them according to risk and raise appropriate tickets for remediation / follow up. In depth experience utilising Nessus highly beneficial. Current cyber public sector experience highly desirable.
- Internal Security Auditor, Level 1 Service Provider (ISO27001)
- Upto 55,000 plus benefits
Internal Security Auditor ISO 27001, PCI, needed to join a Cyber team within this expanding Fintech business. The Internal Security Auditor will have end to end responsibility for planning, delivering, remediating any findings etc. Experience working within financial services is highly desirable. This Is a great time to join a newly formed and growing Cyber team within a rapidly expanding fintech, that is taking a major share of its market. We are looking for someone with experience, (but not to be limited to) a mix of Information Security standards, frameworks, audit principles, controls / policies and the management and use of the technical tooling etc. ISO 22301, ISO 27001, NIST Cybersecurity Framework etc An ideal candidate will be working within an end user environment with a cyber consultancy background. Experience taking a company through accreditation is highly desirable Experience managing internal stakeholders, technical teams and external third parties essential Flexible working, but with the ability to get into London. This is an exclusive role to DCL Search & Selection.