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.


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

  • The level of efficiency we will gain from working with Netfoundry cannot be understated. Today, all industries have one commonality, and it is critical to give everyone in the ability to access all applications when they need to, whenever they need to, no matter where they are, and they need to have this access securely.
    Chakib Abi Saab
    Chief Technology Officer, OSM Maritime Group, Asia Pacific
  • NetFoundry has enabled us to migrate our applications and large data files to AWS quickly and securely without the need for cumbersome VPNs or expensive Direct Connect/MPLS circuits. This has increased our internal productivity, accelerated time to market, and enabled us to compete as a modern digital enterprise.
    Dave Ulmer
    Head of Digital, MD Pictures, Asia Pacific
  • By adding Microsoft Azure Stack connectivity to the Azure and Azure Virtual WAN application connectivity 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 Infrastructure, Microsoft Corp.
  • NetFoundry was like a light at the end of the tunnel where we found agile, cloud-native, secure networking that will make our next round of digital transformations much easier. It allows us to migrate on from on-premises to cloud in minutes and build application-specific connectivity for our external vendors within a single pane of glass.
    Praveen Sengar
    Head of IT and Business Operations, Dimension Data, Asia Pacific
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    NetFoundry is taking an entirely new approach to securing and networking applications in the cloud, simultaneously solving the performance and security problems that plague traditional solutions such as VPNs.
    R. Scott Raynovich
    Founder & Principal Analyst, Futuriom
  • martin braem appwan netfoundry zero trust
    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. Now we have a software-based solution which was purpose-built for IoT networking needs.
    Martin Braem
    COO, Klarrio
  • Reshmi Yandapalli microsoft appwan netfoundry azure virtual wan zero trust
    We’re pleased that customers looking to simplify branch connectivity and extend application workloads on Microsoft Azure now have access to seamless integration between Azure Virtual WAN and NetFoundry AppWANs, providing optimized and automated branch-to-branch connectivity through Azure.
    Reshmi Yandapalli
    Principal Program Manager - Azure Networking, Microsoft
  • Carlo Daffara appwan netfoundry zero trust
    NetFoundry complements perfectly our vision of scalable, self-managing computing at the edge by turning the edge into a universal ether – an unlimited and transparent network fabric allowing for the creation of a single, unified computing and network layer, that goes from the smallest IoT nodes up to data center and cloud infrastructure.
    Carlo Daffara
    CEO, NodeWeaver
  • Phillip Marangella netfoundry appwan zero trust
    By deploying NetFoundry’s platform throughout EdgeConneX’s global Edge Data Centers, we are helping bring a better cloud locally to enterprises.
    Phillip Marangella
    Chief Marketing Officer, EdgeConneX
  • Kerwin Malabanan netfoundry appwan zero trust
    NetFoundry does not just provide companies with an alternative to costly VPNs, it also provides them with faster, more agile, and more secure connectivity.
    Kerwin Malabanan
    Managing Director, Fasttrack
  • Mark Fox netevents zonic netfoundry appwan zero trust
    NetFoundry’s approach to solving a set of problems in a practical way — over the top of the world’s existing networks — with an on-demand, intent based network, secure, instant SDN gave it the edge over the other finalists: Cloudera, GE (General Electric), and Zebra Technologies to win the 2017 NetEvents Innovation Award.
    Mark Fox
    CEO, NetEvents International
  • Bryan Lubel integron netfoundry appwan zero trust iot
    We are seeing increased demand from our customers for greater security, control, & flexibility for their IoT private networks. Our partnership with NetFoundry allows us to satisfy those requirements.
    Bryan Lubel
    President, Integron
  • PliantCloud Alliance Technology Group netfoundry appwan zero trust fintech
    NetFoundry extends the WAN all the way to the application endpoint without CPE or private network requirements. 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
    Vice President at PliantCloud, a Division of Alliance Technology Group
  • Aaron Spradlin cleverdome netfoundry appwan zero trust sdp fintech
    We have created a community based platform to protect confidential client information in the cloud leveraging NetFoundry’s platform to revolutionize the way these firms connect with each other, the cloud, and their clients efficiently, quickly, and securely.
    Aaron Spradlin
    Founder and CEO, cleverDome, Inc.

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