NetFoundry for Cloud

Zero Trust, agile, enterprise-grade performance, & the simplicity of a cloud-native, software-only solution built specifically to connect any application, anywhere, at anytime.

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Unshackle the Network

The agility enabled by modern application development practices has been central to rapidly accelerating innovation and digital transformation. However, traditional networks and connectivity models were not designed to support the modern application environment, adding complexity to deployments, slowing time-to-market, and stifling innovation.

The Trouble With Traditional Networks

● Traditional VPN technology cannot support the agility required by cloud applications
● Complex of management and connection of multi-cloud environments
● Inflexible and limited MPLS and SD-WAN solutions
● Increased security risks associated with on-net trust and single-dimensional TLS encryption
● Constraints of being locked-into telcos and network providers
● Performance issues from "hair pinning" edge-to-cloud traffic through core network
● Lack of zero trust application segmentation capabilities

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A New Networking Paradigm

Remote Access For Cloud Developers

Secure remote access into a public cloud environment is a long standing and common problem. Developers must be able to log into servers, databases, and other systems over the Internet from their homes, coffee shops, and other remote locations. Traditionally, VPNs have been used to make the connection, but when each developer on a large team needs up to four connections per project, things get complicated fast.

NetFoundry makes scaling Zero Trust connectivity for developers simple, infinitely scalable, and fast. Plus, our integrations makes automation for DevOps lifecycle efficiency a breeze.

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Simple Application Stack Service Connections

The advent of microservices has resulted in apps that depend on data from other systems residing somewhere else: on the Internet, in a data center, or in another cloud instance. Providing secure, Zero Trust connections to remote microservices, and the processes involved with establishing them, are cumbersome and complex with traditional solutions such as site-to-site VPNs and SSL/TLS connections across the Internet. NetFoundry can easily establish, and even automate dark connections directly to the microservice from across the Internet instantly.

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Managing Multi-Cloud

Most organizations are turning to multi-cloud architectures as an increasing percentage of IT infrastructure is being virtualized. Unfortunately, managing connectivity to, and between multiple cloud environments is a daunting task.

NetFoundry was designed to make building and augmenting Zero Trust connections within multi-cloud environments easy and seamless. For example, our virtual gateways, which connect your AppWANs to cloud instances, come pre-built to integrate quickly and seamlessly with popular providers such as AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, and IBM Bluemix. They are also available as VMIs for ESXi 5.0 or greater for more custom deployments.

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Automate Network Connectivity

If a new VPC or VNET is to connect back to an enterprise network using traditional means (VPN, EVC, MPLS), a manual configuration change on the corporate network is necessary to establish the connection. This process can delay the roll out of the new cloud instance by weeks, or even months depending on the type of connection.

With VPNs, each VPC or VNET may require a separate, individual connection to the data center, which is a scalability nightmare. If an MPLS connection is required, installations and interconnections can be expensive and result in extended downtime. NetFoundry makes Zero Trust network automation simple and fast.

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The NetFoundry Solution

NetFoundry provides Zero Trust, agile, enterprise-grade performance, and the simplicity of a cloud-native, software-only solution built specifically to connect any application, anywhere, at anytime. This means instant, agile connectivity, across any set of clouds and networks. No hardware. No VPNs. No private circuits.

NetFoundry is unlike SD-WAN and MPLS, which only provide site-to-site networking. We also replace point-to-point VPNs with a centralized, instantaneous, cloud-optimized solution, managed inside existing DevOps toolsets.

The NetFoundry platform is a software-only connectivity solution that enables our customers and partners to instantly spin up secure, performant,application-specific, zero trust networks called AppWANs with public Internet reach and scale. AppWANs are created and managed using secure, developer-friendly web-based orchestration tools and APIs tailored to fit within application development and operation life cycles.

Within AppWANs, endpoints route each session across the NetFoundry network fabric, a secure, global Internet overlay orchestrated by a cloud-native, instance-specific network controller which integrates with business and application systems such as IAM, IoT identity, and cloud policies, while securing traffic across multiple layers and adaptively optimizing performance and throughput.

Application teams can easily configure and operate AppWANs, which are one-to-many discrete, application-specific micro-segmented networks. EachAppWAN is a selected subset of endpoints associated to an application with which, authorized endpoints are allowed to exclusively communicate,creating a zero trust relationship. NetFoundry AppWANs enable non-expert Line-of-Business and IT project teams to quickly and independently spin up and scale out compliant, performant, Internet-distributed applications as easily as they spin up services inside a public or private cloud.

Security

NetFoundry is "dark": NetFoundry's network overlay fabric provides access to private VPC resourceswithout exposing anything to the public Internet to be attacked or breached.

Authenticate Before Connect: NetFoundry's network overlay fabric authenticates all connection requests before the connection is permitted. Conversely, VPN, RDP, and SSH allow connections to be made before authentication, introducing vulnerability.

Least Privilege Access: NetFoundry's network overlay fabric enables developer access to be finely tuned to their exact access requirements by an administrator through application micro-segments called AppWANs.

Agility Through Automation

NetFoundry can be fully automated by APIs, and Infrastructure-As-Code tools, such as Terraform. As a result, secure application connections can be set up right along with the rest of the application stack by the DevOps team. Since the connections are expressed as "code", they can be placed in version control and repeatedly executed for consistent results that are insulated from manual error.

Take Control of Your Network

NetFoundry delivers power and simplicity through infrastructure abstraction. We put total control of the network in your hands. You can rise above the infrastructure and elevate your network while simplifying and future-proofing your application development, security, & connectivity strategies.

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We're Transforming Connectivity

  • “NetFoundry is exceeding on the delivery of software defined networking by enabling zero trust, secure and reliable communication between our customers and our software services, no matter where the client or host are connected. It has allowed us to further secure our front end and back end service without putting a giant burden on our network support team. ”
    Todd Doane
    Solution Architect, OmniSYS
  • ““The level of efficiency OSM Maritime gains from working with an innovator like NetFoundry can't be understated. It is critical to give our org the ability to access all apps and to have this access secure is no longer optional but a must. For that reason, we have decided to work with NetFoundry.””
    Chakib Abi Saab
    CTO, OSM Maritime Group
  • “By adding Microsoft Azure Stack connectivity to the Azure and Azure Virtual WAN solutions, NetFoundry enables businesses to run their workloads across multiple Azure environments. This means businesses get software-defined, Zero Trust Azure connectivity from anywhere to anywhere.”
    Vijay Tewari
    Director of Azure Stack, Microsoft
  • “Zero trust and least privilege access in a world that is moving towards dynamic containerized services is pivotal, which is yet again where NetFoundry scores with its capability to integrate with automation frameworks via its APIs.”
    Martin Braem
    COO, Klarrio
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    “NetFoundry does not just provide companies with an alternative to VPNs, it also provides them with faster, more agile, zero trust connectivity. This is critical to us as an SAP Platinum Partner. ”
    Kerwin Malabanan
    Managing Director, Fasttrack Solutions
  • PliantCloud Alliance Technology Group netfoundry appwan zero trust fintech
    “NetFoundry extends the WAN all the way to the application endpoint without CPE, over the Internet. We integrated NetFoundry’s AppWANs into the networking solutions we sell to financial institutions to enable them to meet their strict regulatory and security requirements.”
    Chris Williams
    VP at PliantCloud, Alliance Technology Group
  • “We leveraged NetFoundry’s platform, building it into our solution, to revolutionize the way financial services firms connect with each other, the cloud, and their clients efficiently, quickly, and securely.”
    Aaron Spradlin
    CEO, cleverDome

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