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08/02/17  Comms365 launches new Software-Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN) solution, Prism

Prism solution to secure & optimise the Cloud experience for users in a private network, lowering TCO and providing greater control over application data streams

Comms365, a leading managed solutions provider, specialising in bespoke data connectivity network services, launches the latest addition to its Cloud solution portfolio: its next generation Software-Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN) application control service, Prism.

Designed to secure and optimise the Cloud experience in a private network, Prism provides organisations with a lower total cost of ownership (TCO) of their WAN whilst providing the equivalent and enhanced capability of a Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) network.

Mike van Bunnens, Managing Director, Comms365, comments: “SME businesses are increasingly utilising Software-as-a-Service from Cloud-based providers for essential business productivity. Legacy, expensive private networks are becoming saturated with Cloud-based traffic. Business owners and IT managers need to gain control over their critical and non-critical application traffic streams, utilise the combined bandwidth of dedicated private circuits and broadband access links for cost-efficiency and still deliver the experience their users expect and require.”

SD-WAN is rapidly emerging as a new way to design and deploy a WAN, giving end-users, network engineers and service providers the ability to adjust, optimise, automate and test their WAN connections through software controls. With global revenues expected to exceed $6bn in 2020, according to IDC, and Gartner predicting that 30% of enterprises will use SD-WAN products in all their branches by 2019, Prism represents a significant addition to Comms365’s Cloud Protect product family, which offers innovative software-based technologies to secure, connect and optimise the Cloud.

Prism features include:-

  • Seamless failover
  • Bandwidth aggregation (bonding) of existing MPLS and commodity Broadband links
  • TCP Proxy • Site to Site Quality of Service (QoS)
  • Class of Service • WAN Cryptology (encryption)
  • Private Wide Area Network

Customer-managed Aggregation Servers and a centralised management platform that facilitates new site additions, deletions and changes within minutes Prism delivers both SMEs and ISPs / MSPs with a lower total cost of ownership of their WAN, and an equivalent, enhanced capability when compared to MPLS solutions. Moreover, it places the configuration of the service in the hands of IT Managers, who are better able to control and manage the routing of critical and non-critical application traffic, which ultimately provides an enhanced customer experience of Cloud services.

Mike adds, “The proliferation of data being consumed on a day-to-day basis by business users is demanding a completely new way of managing networks. At Comms365, we are dedicated to two things: continuous technological innovation, and the provision of top level services to our partners and clients. As such, we are proud to announce the addition of Prism to our solution portfolio.”

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