Modern Network Solutions

 

To thrive in a new hybrid, hyperconnected world, people and organizations need technology, solutions, and processes that are secure, fluid, dynamic, and cloud powered.

This is true for the corporate network. Legacy networking solutions were designed to connect a headquarter office, branch offices, and occasional VPN-based remote workers. MPLS, VPN, and traditional SD-WAN-based networks were simply not designed for the new world of SaaS, public cloud, and the hybrid workplace. Trying to use these legacy networks with the new normal leads to poor responsiveness of enterprise cloud applications, vulnerability to ransomware attacks, and IT teams who are overwhelmed with the sheer volume of legacy network troubleshooting.

As organizations move away from ‘heavy branch’ to ‘thin branch/heavy cloud’ business models, it is essential that they adopt a SASE (Secure Access Service Edge) framework and Zero-Trust security model combined with modern programmable network orchestration. These next generation solutions are dynamically configurable and adaptive to real-time application conditions. They run on general-purpose hardware and deliver cloud elasticity at scale.

Elements of a next generation network and security solution

Let’s examine some of the key elements that need to be in a modern network and security solution.

SASE

Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) – defined by Gartner – is a security framework prescribing the conversions of security and network connectivity technologies into a single cloud-delivered platform to enable secure and fast cloud transformation. SASE’s convergence of networking and network security meets the challenges of digital business transformation, edge computing, and workforce mobility.

Zero Trust

Zero Trust is a security framework that requires all users, whether inside or outside an organization’s network, to be authenticated, authorized, and continuously validated for security configuration and posture before being granted access to applications and data and to maintain that access.

Consumption based models

Consumption-based pricing model are here to stay and heavily on the rise. The fundamental philosophy that customers pay according to the amount of service that they use or consume is a prominent pricing model in cloud computing services and other types of IT vendor services.

Network is Network-as-a-Service (NaaS)

Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) is an is an emerging cloud model that shifts focus from architectures to outcomes. It enables customers to easily consume security and network services to achieve the outcomes they need and expect without owning, building, or maintaining their own infrastructure.

NaaS can replace hardware-centric VPNs, load balancers, firewall appliances, and Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) connections. Companies can rapidly deploy services, eliminate hardware costs , and scale up and down as demand changes.

Celsior Technologies NaaS

Celsior has partnered with a leader in the Zero Trust space to bring to market a future-ready, cost effective, Zero-Trust, programable application networking platform that’s secure, simple, fast, flexible and performance enhancing.

Pyramid Consulting’s global programmable fabric is a truly next-gen cloud and infrastructure agnostic solution. It is native to all cloud hyperscalers and spans across over 155 cloud-data center Points of Presence (PoPs) enabling us to spin up a secure private WAN fabric for customers within 15 minutes of it being needed.

Additional Consulting, Transformation, and Management Services

Our network consulting resources bring expertise in design, engineering, testing, and deployment. We can help customers accelerate and mitigate risk for large scale transformations by adopting best practices and next generation technologies. From a transformation standpoint, we can help you assess, design, build, and optimize your existing or hybrid network environment. And if your IT staff is struggling to keep up with the day-to-day network and security issues, Pyramid Consulting can lighten the load with a range of managed network and security service offerings so your IT staff can focus on core business needs.

Customer Story

An innovative supplier of smart data solutions was using machine learning to help retail stores measure instore patterns and traffic flows. Through this information, they are able to help retailers to understand their store conversions, customer behaviour patterns, and in-store journey rates. In installing their solution, the supplier encountered a variety of complex, on-site networking scenarios including a mixture of wireless/cellular, Wi-Fi, and legacy wired VPN technologies. These network integration challenges slowed rollouts of their Retail Edge Devices and were negatively impacting customer experience.

As a software-only solution, the Zero Trust NaaS was embedded in the Retail Edge Devices as a cloud-native overlay network that could be used across any fixed line and/or cellular connection that the supplier encounters at its customers’ retail locations. Through resolving the network set-up complexity, the supplier was able to accelerate the pace and scope of their deployments to bring customer sites online quicker and ensure that all customer data was protected and secure.

Benefits of the solution included:

• Simplified and rapid rollout of endpoints in retail locations through the elimination of custom network
integration
• Ensuring data integrity edge to cloud with a zero trust and secure-by-design solution
• Cost savings of approximately 50% when compared to legacy VPNs
• Reliable, consistent network performance for transmitting sensitive corporate data to multiple clouds
• Accelerated customer ROI, and improved customer satisfaction

Why Celsior Technologies

Celsior is a 25+ year-old company with expertise in cloud, application development/ maintenance, security, networking, and software licensing. Reasons customers select our Network-as-a-Service include:

• Lower TCO
• Agility – Ability to spin up a Zero-Trust, private WAN in minutes of it being needed
• Flexibility – Software only and programmable
• Performant – TCP apps achieve 200% better performance on the NaaS fabric than on VPN’s
• Single-vendor solution integration of both networking and security
• Cloud Native – Hybrid, cloud, and multi-cloud Zero Trust networking
• Zero Trust edge and IoT networking

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