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Palo Alto Networks expands CloudGenix with SD-WAN appliances

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Palo Alto Networks has added two new SD-WAN appliances to its CloudGenix solution.

The CloudGenix ION 1000 and CloudGenix ION 9000 expand Palo Alto Networks’ CloudGenix SD-WAN solution’s reach from the smallest branches, up to multi-gigabit campuses.  Both are part of the first Next-Generation SD-WAN Solution which enables secure cloud-delivered branch and simplified network operations.

Palo Alto said the launch coincided with a rise in demand for solutions that deliver a better user experience, with enhanced simplicity and management.

“With cloud and multi-cloud adoption on the rise, end user applications like videoconferencing and office productivity solutions are increasingly delivered as cloud services,” said Kumar Ramachandran (pictured), senior vice president of product management for firewall as a platform at Palo Alto Networks.

“Legacy WAN architectures have severe limitations, especially when organisations migrate to the cloud. First-generation SD-WAN falls significantly short in changing the economics of branch WAN infrastructure and services,” Ramachandran continued.

As a solution the new additions are app defined, autonomous and cloud-delivered. Palo Alto and Forrester Consulting calculated that this approach to next-generation SD-WAN can help organisations deliver ROI of 243%.

Ramachandran added: “Enterprises are now demanding an autonomous SD-WAN solution that eliminates the need for manual operational tasks. Enterprises also need a cloud-delivered model for security and other branch services to gain cloud-scale economics.

“CloudGenix SD-WAN is the industry's first next-generation SD-WAN solution that is app-defined, autonomous and cloud-delivered. With powerful ML-based capabilities, we deliver dramatic reductions in ‘day two’ operational costs. A customer recently told us they reduced their WAN costs by 82%.”

 

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