Virgin Media Business unveils SD-WAN services aimed at businesses using cloud tech

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Virgin Media has launched a secure software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) services designed for enterprise customers that want to rapidly scale their networks to meet operational demands.

The SD-WAN is a "cloud-ready" service meaning it will operate with the next-generation networking infrastructures and cloud data, apps and services many companies are now putting to use as they pursue digital transformation doctrines.

It comes with optimisation tools, for example, that will enable large organisations to access cloud data, applications and services such as Office 365 from multiple sites.

Virgin said its service will provide insight, analytics and visibility of network traffic so that key applications can be prioritised and traffic optimised to improve performance. The service is end-to-end IPsec encrypted and comes with a secure stateful firewall as standard.

Peter Kelly, managing director of Virgin Media Business, said that the service will give its users greater control.

"SD-WAN as a service transforms legacy infrastructure into an agile, responsive and secure digital platform with the cloud at its heart to help enterprises transform the way they work," he said.

"By giving customers greater flexibility and control, SD-WAN helps businesses to evolve and tailor their networks quickly and easily."

For security, Virgin Media is partnering with award-winning Versa Networks, which is a provider of next-generation software-based networking and security services.

The company said the launch comes after thorough integration and penetration testing that ensures a proven secure service.

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