Indestructible VPN Site2Site™
XRoads Networks is the inventor of the "indestructible" VPN Virtualization™ technology. Utilizing our Site2Site™ technology, our ability to virtualize VPN connections through multi-WAN link is unique in that it can combine multiple secure VPN tunnels at the same time in order to increase total available bandwidth and significantly improve redundancy and reliability between sites and/or remote offices.
VPN Virtualization™ - Virtualized VPN Tunnels
VPN Virtualization enables network administrators to combine multiple VPN tunnels across two or more WAN links in order speed up communications between sites, reduce congestion, mitigate network delays, and improve redundancy and reliability of existing connectivity.
VPN Virtualization includes integrated security features not found in other solutions on the market today. VPN Virtualization is designed to reduce cost through the use of inexpensive broadband connections, like DSL, cable, wireless, for transferring data between sites.
VPN Virtualization can also be used in conjunction with MPLS by offloading streaming applications like VoIP across a separate non-parallel and unbound network path. This functionality enables the best of both connection methods while reducing costs and improving performance which increases productivity.
VPN Virtualization works in conjunction with various WAN Optimization technologies which are designed to accelerate data between sites, when WAN Optimization is combined with VPN Virtualization the benefits are multiplied.
Optimize Branch Office / Remote Office Application Delivery
Organizations with branch offices are constantly looking for more effective methods for providing remote users with access to centralized applications and network resources. XRoads Networks' Site2Site tunnels can be used to improve performance between two or more sites by leveraging multiple WAN links in order to cost effectively increase the available bandwidth between sites. Site2Site also provides the ability for customers to achieve 99.999% reliability through automated link failover, something other optimization solutions don't offer.
Improved Responsiveness (Caching & QoS)
The Site2Site tunnel module includes built-in application caching and works with our DBM module to provide end-to-end QoS for mission critical applications. The caching module speeds up file transfers and improves the performance of large downloads by compressing data in real-time as it is sent over the Site2Site tunnel, then the data is decompressed on the remote end. Additionally, our Site2Site tunnels automatically adjust TCP windowing in order to improve performance across slower and/or high latency links.
Automated MPLS / Branch Office Redundancy
Many organizations have moved to an MPLS infrastructure for their wide-area network deployments. MPLS is expensive but provides exceptional network connectivity with built-in QoS, however it lacks redundancy at the edge. If an outage occurs at either end of the MPLS circuit, then potentially all of the remote sites could be down. XRoads Networks' Site2Site solutions enable our customers to setup a secure and inexpensive Internet-based redundancy solution to ensure automated failover in the event of an MPLS outage.
MultiWAN Optimization = WAN Optimization + Link Bonding / Automated Failover
Our unique VPN virtualization technology includes built-in QoS and automated Internet-based failover capabilities. Additionally, customers can combine multiple inexpensive broadband links (DSL, cable, wireless, etc.) in order to increase bandwidth between sites, as an alternative to using more expensive private T1, Frame Relay or MPLS connectivity. XRoads Networks' MultiWAN Optimization reduces remote office connectivity costs by up to 50% (through lower bandwidth costs and improved productivity), increases application responsiveness vs. a single T1 Internet connection, and provides 99.999% redundancy in the event of a network outage. No other remote office connectivity solution can produce the ROI delivered by the EdgeXOS platform.
How Does It Work?
Our Site2Site module can combine multiple sites together via one or more SSL tunnels. Tunnels can be placed in an automated failover manner so that upon a link outage, the tunnel will automatically re-establish over the secondary connection. Further, when two or more tunnels are configured the appliance can selectively route traffic in a manner which optimizes the bandwidth available via each tunnel connection.
The Problem: Connecting two or more offices can be done via most VPN technologies, however ensuring that they stay connected and are optimized is a challenge for most security appliances. With the ability to connect two or more tunnels between offices, the EdgeXOS platform can also optimize the bandwidth by setting up specific application routes which brake-up the network traffic and thus provide faster overall throughput between the offices. The data between offices can be further segmented based on destination network.
With the ability to connect two or more tunnels between offices, the EdgeXOS platform, will automatically provide 99.999% uptime between offices in the event of a network failure. Additionally our appliances can also optimize the bandwidth by setting up specific application routes which brake-up the network traffic and thus provide faster overall throughput between the offices. The data between offices can be further segmented based on destination network.
- Layer 3 Tunnel
- Standard 3DES Encryption
- Built-In Compression
- Automated Tunnel Failover
- Application Tunnel Routing
Instantly add fault tolerance for remote users and enhance the responsiveness for critical remote applications.
Site2Site VPN Reliability
Secure, resilient, responsive, are just a few adjectives used to describe our site-to-site solutions. Optimize WAN performance while obtaining 99.999% uptime for remote and branch office users with our secure (3DES encryption) and fully meshed site-to-site tunnel technology.
With The Edge Platform
A new and unique WAN Optimization method, our Site2Site technology improves application responsiveness between remote sites and adds a level of redundancy that surpasses all other VPN and WAN Optimization solutions.
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By combining multiple paths through VPN load balancing the Edge platform is able to leverage the bandwidth of each path to balance outbound sessions. This session balancing makes additional bandwidth available to the tunnels and speeds up connectivity between sites.
Automated VPN Failover / Failback
Whether between two or more Internet or private line (or MPLS) connections the Edge platform can automatically and without any routing protocols failover all remote site connections within seconds of a network outage. This ensures that remote users stay connected and that productivity losses from a network outage are significantly minimized.
Fully Meshed Resiliency
With multiple applied patents the Edge platform is able to provide a fully meshed VPN infrastructure which can guarantee that even in the event of two simultaneous network outages the remote office connection will remain up and active. This level of cost effective redundancy and resiliency is unique to our Site2Site technology.
Lowering Connectivity Costs
When evaluating remote access solutions a key component is cost. When compared to other solutions our Site2Site technology, used in conjunction with inexpensive broadband connections, provides the most cost effective option available today. In fact, many organizations have used our Site2Site technology to migrate from existing expensive point-to-point and frame connections to a less expensive dual broadband deployment while at the same time increasing their redundancy and network throughput.
Without The Edge Platform
Network outages lead to complete shutdown of remote offices. Sales transactions and CRM systems become completely cut off. As branch offices grow and/or new applications are deployed responsiveness slows. Users get choppy performance and must wait for screens to load.
Problems With WAN Optimization
WAN Optimization products can solve some application issues, such as decreasing the time required for downloading large files and accessing reoccurring data, however they are lacking in the ability to effectively speed up most CRM sessions which use small files and non-reoccurring data structures. Due to these limitations and their inability to provide any type of long-term network redundancy, these products typically have a longer ROI with less benefits when compared to our Site2Site solutions.
Single Link Liabilities
The two most common scenarios are the single VPN connection with no redundancy at either end, and a VPN connection where BGP is deployed at one end of the connection (typically the HQ site). The reliability issue is obvious with the first solution, however the question of cost must be added to the equation of the second. BGP provides zero effective load balancing or data compression yet costs more than a simple broadband connection. Why pay for such services when they are clearly ineffectual and costly?
Expensive MPLS Links Don't Provide A Full Solution
MPLS provides a high degree of application control across the entire network, however what about reliability? By adding a simple broadband connection to either end of an existing MPLS network our customers are able to provide instant failover for their critical applications over the broadband link in the event of a MPLS network outage.