Application Acceleration enables improved application performance and response time over the network. Acceleration techniques overcome network effects such as WAN latency, packet loss, and bandwidth congestion. Additionally, application acceleration addresses application challenges that adversely affect performance such as “chatty” protocols, e.g. HTTP, CIFS, and Samba, differences in TCP/IP stack implementations, and the lack of distinction in web applications between cacheable and non-cacheable content.
SOFTWARE DEFINED WAN
Software Defined WAN takes Hybrid WAN to the next level, replacing traditional routers with virtualized applications controlled by a centralized, automated network overlay. The result is a more efficient, easily managed network with increased security, performance and reduce costs.
WAN optimization is a collection of techniques for increasing data-transfer efficiencies across wide-area networks. WAN Optimization techniques include: de-duplication, compression, latency optimization, caching / proxy, forward error correction, protocol spoofing, traffic shaping and more.
CORE (10GB & 40GB)
What’s called a core network by service providers, or a backbone by enterprise private networks, is a central part of a telecommunications network that provides various services to customers who are connected by the access network. Core / backbone network provides paths for the exchange of information between different sub-networks. The key functions of core networks include: aggregation, authentication, call control / switching, and gateway services.
Routing is at the heart of network LAN (Local Area Network) and WAN (Wide Area Network) technologies. Routing is the process of selecting best paths in a network. In the past, the term routing was also used to mean forwarding network traffic among networks. However, this latter function is much better described as simply forwarding. Routing is performed for many kinds of networks, LAN, WAN, Internet, and Voice to name a few.
A switch is a hardware component that serves as the basic on-ramp for access to data and services. Switching technologies are crucial to network design, as they allow traffic to be sent only where it is needed in most cases, using fast, hardware-based methods. Local Area Network (LAN) switching uses a variety of switch types. The basic switch is marked as layer 2 switch, and can be found in nearly all local area networks. Layer 3 or layer 4 switches require more advanced technology.
A wireless network is any type of computer network that operates over the “air waves” and not over a physical wire or cable. Wireless technologies have evolved by leaps and bounds and are now robust, enterprise-class communication tools that can be both extremely flexible and highly secure. Wireless technologies are essential part of mobile computing and BYOD. The technologies differ in coverage range, performance and manageability.
- Thunder SSLi
As SSL encrypted traffic is growing, hackers are increasingly turning to it as a way to hide their attacks and avoid detection from traditional security devices. Thunder SSLi offers a way to safely decrypt and inspect encrypted traffic to mitigate malware and other malicious threats — all without affecting performance or scalability.
- Thunder Application Delivery Controllers (ADC)
Thunder ADC/Server Load Balancers enables applications to be highly available, accelerated and secure, delivering exceptional performance in a variety of software and hardware appliances.
- Lightning Application Delivery Service (ADS)
A cloud-native, software-defined solution that provides integrated advanced load-balancing, performance optimization, application security and per-application analytics to increase operational agility and application performance.
- Thunder Threat Protection Systems (TPS)
The Thunder TPS product line is a family of high-performance solutions that detect and mitigate multi-vector DDoS attacks at the network edge, functioning as a first line of defense for your network infrastructure.
- Thunder Convergent Firewall (CFW)
Consolidate security and application networking, including SSL decryption, data center and GI/SGI firewalls, DDoS protection and CGNAT, into a single, high-performance solution that protects your network while drastically cutting your hardware and operating costs.
- Thunder Carrier Grade Networking (CGN)
The Thunder CGN gateways provide high-performance, highly transparent address and protocol translation that allows enterprises and service providers to extend their IPv4 network connectivity, while simultaneously making the transition to IPv6.
Unify device management and policy enforcement, gain application network visibility and detect and mitigate DDoS attacks in real time with the global monitoring and management platform of aGalaxy.
- Access Points
A wireless access point (WAP) is a networking hardware device that allows a Wi-Fi compliant device to connect to a wired network. Cisco’s Access Points offer the highest performance for all of your high-density needs automatic optimization and rapid deployment.
- Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA)
With Cisco ASA with FirePOWER Services, you consolidate multiple security layers in a single platform, eliminating the cost of buying and managing multiple solutions, while holistically protecting your network from malicious activity. By integrating an entire suite of security functions from application visibility and control to a Next-Gen IPS and Next-Gen Firewalls, to even Policy and Access and Security management Cisco ASA offers most powerful security appliance on the market.
- Catalyst Switches
Whether you need to deploy mobility with ease, strengthen security, simplify your network with LAN access via Compact LAN switches or LAN Core and Distribution switches, Cisco Catalyst offers secure, reliable switches for any application, anywhere.
- Email Security
Cisco Email Security offers high availability email protection against the constant, dynamic, rapidly changing threats affecting email today through a variety of technologies such as data loss prevention (DLP), email encryption, antivirus protection and Advanced Malware Protection (AMP).
- Integrated Services Routers (ISRs)
Cisco ISRs consolidate many must-have IT functions, including network, security, compute, storage, and unified communications, so you get everything you need in a single platform. That means significant savings in capital, operational, and management expenses for lower total cost of ownership.
- Identity Services Engine (ISE)
ISE is a single policy and access control point for the entire enterprise- wired, wireless, VLAN, all of it. By looking at specific device and user information such as time, location and system health, ISE can automatically decide which policy to apply to each device, to allocate the appropriate resources.
- Intrusion Protection System (IPS)
With an entire enterprise of desktops and devices operating on the same network, one breach could affect them all. With Cisco Next Gen IPS, you can quickly detect, contain, and remediate threats before damage is done.
Cisco Prime Infrastructure simplifies the management of wireless and wired networks through lifecycle management, application visibility and control, policy monitoring and troubleshooting and location-based tracking of mobility devices. Manage the network, devices, applications, and users – all from one place.
The Umbrella cloud security platform, provides a range of defensive capabilities to keep your network protected from the bad guys. By utilizing extensive DNS & IP layer enforcement built into the foundation of the Internet, an intelligent proxy and command & control callback blocking, Umbrella can stop threats over all ports and protocols before it reaches its target.
- Web Security
Advanced threats can hide in plain sight on legitimate websites or in enticing pop-up ads. Employees or guests may put your organization at risk by clicking where they shouldn’t. Cisco Web Security Appliance (WSA), protects you by automatically blocking risky sites and testing unknown sites before allowing users to link to them.
- Wireless Controllers
A wireless LAN controller is used to configure the wireless policy, management, and security settings of light-weight access points in large quantities to reduce operational expenses.
- Cloud Managed Ethernet Switches
Cisco Meraki access and aggregation layer switches provide the backbone for networks of every size, combining secure, scalable, robust performance with an elegant, intuitive management experience.
- Meraki Systems Manager
Unify management and control of thousands of mobile and desktop devices in the secure, browser-based Meraki dashboard. Drive your organization’s mobility initiatives by seamlessly onboarding new devices and automating application of security policies.
- Wireless Access Points
A wireless access point is a networking hardware device that allows a Wi-Fi compliant device to connect to a wired network. Meraki’s Cloud Managed Wireless Access Points are incredibly simply to deploy. After they are mounted and plugged in, they automatically pull configurations from the cloud based on settings you chose in the web based dashboard.
- Unity EdgeConnect
Unity EdgeConnect enables customers to move to a broadband SD-WAN solution at their own pace, whether site-by-site, or via a hybrid WAN approach that combines MPLS and broadband internet connectivity. EdgeConnect provides the flexibility to use any combination of underlying transport technologies without compromising network or application performance to improve business productivity and customer responsiveness while significantly lowering WAN OPEX and CAPEX.
- Unity Orchestrator
Unity Orchestrator offers unprecedented visibility and control for SD-WAN deployments including both legacy and cloud applications, and the unique ability to centrally assign business intent policies to secure and control all WAN traffic from a single dashboard.
- Unity Boost
Unity Boost is an optional performance pack for Unity EdgeConnect deployments. When branch offices are deployed as part of an SD-WAN or hybrid WAN, customers may require higher performance for specific applications, for example, accelerating replication data over distance for disaster recovery. With a click of a button, customers can subscribe to Unity Boost and add application performance as needed
- NX Physical WAN Optimization Appliances
Silver Peak NX appliances are the industry’s highest-performance WAN optimization solutions, supporting up to 5 gigabits-per-second (Gbps) of WAN capacity and 512,000 simultaneous flows. With Silver Peak NX appliances, customers can overcome network bandwidth, distance and quality challenges when moving data over the WAN.
- VX Virtual WAN Optimization Software
Silver Peak VX virtual WAN optimization software combines the cost and flexibility benefits of virtualization with the performance gains delivered by Silver Peak’s industry-leading WAN optimization technology for maximum functionality, including data reduction, path conditioning and traffic shaping.
- Global Management System (GMS)
GMS provides all the tools needed to centrally configure, monitor and manage a Silver Peak WAN deployment including advanced application classification, and detailed performance metrics.
- VRX Virtual Replication Acceleration Appliance
Silver Peak VRX virtual appliances leverage Silver Peak’s robust data acceleration capabilities for overcoming network challenges that hamper remote replication between data centers and to the cloud. By improving replication throughput by as much as 20x, customers can protect more data in less time, and shrink existing recovery point objectives (RPOs).
NSX is the network virtualization platform for the Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) which enables the creation of entire networks in software and embeds them in the hypervisor layer, abstracted from the underlying physical hardware. These networks can be provisioned in minutes, without the need to modify the application. NSX provides a complete set of logical networking elements and services including logical switching, routing, firewalling, load balancing, VPN, QoS, and monitoring.
- vRealize Network Insight
vRealize Network Insight delivers intelligent operations for software-defined networking and security. Optimize network performance and availability with visibility and analytics across virtual and physical networks. Provide planning and recommendations for implementing micro-segmentation security, plus operational views to quickly and confidently manage and scale VMware NSX deployment.
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