WAN Solutions

Mind Explorer Technology

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Mind Explorer Technology is transforming and simplifying the WAN solutions . For the WAN, Mind Explorer Technology offers increased capacity, improved reliability, higher quality of experience and lower costs. For the branch office, Mind Explorer Technology offers a simple, secure, and consolidated solution that enables organizations to be flexible in how their branch services are delivered, without sacrificing application availability, performance or cost.

Software Defined WAN

A Mind Explorer Technology Defined WAN solution creates a smart and responsive network across any network type including Hybrid WANs, Internet-as-WAN or WAN to Cloud-enabled networks or VPN WAN Solutions. A Mind Explorer Limited requires little human intervention, simplifying management and administration. It adapts in real time to bandwidth demands and network conditions, provides visibility into WAN and application performance and ensures application availability while lowering cost.

Branch Office Simplification

In reducing costs across their IT infrastructure, organizations with branch offices are increasingly looking towards options that decrease the number of physical devices required to support applications and critical services as well as reduce the cost of maintaining technology deployed in branch locations. Mind Explorer Technology can help IT organizations achieve these goals by delivering a centrally orchestrated solution that can consolidate branch services, such as VPN, routing, firewall and DHCP on a common platform. This platform can also securely facilitate the integration of emerging cloud based services.

The Mind Explorer Technology Difference

As companies search for options to reduce cost and complexity from their WAN and branch while improving customer Quality of Experience, it can be hard to differentiate one solution from another. Having a proven solution, backed by a world-class support organization as well as technology to deliver a best in class WAN and branch consolidation solution are some of the unique capabilities that Mind Explorer Technology has to offer.

There are some WAN Solutions, which are given below

Hybrid WAN Solutions

A WAN composed of MPLS and one or more broadband links - a hybrid WAN - is increasingly common in today's enterprise. Usually the MPLS circuit, with its inherent reliability and QOS, carries WAN traffic and the public broadband link is used for Cloud plus Internet traffic and as a backup to MPLS. But this configuration has some downsides, including inefficient use of bandwidth and session drop on failover.

Full use of bandwidth

With Mind Explorer Technology, all circuits are active so WAN locations have access to the full aggregated amount of bandwidth at all times. Policies can be put in place to have real-time quality sensitive applications such as VoIP get highest priority and be transmitted over the network links with the lowest packet loss and latency - whether the link is MPLS or broadband - so the applications run over the best possible network with the highest quality. At the same time, applications that are less latency sensitive such as intranet traffic and bulk file transfers can use the aggregated link capacity of all available circuits, again, including both the MPLS link and the broadband links, delivering the maximum possible capacity for hybrid WANs.

Reduced need to overprovision

With traditional network configurations that use MPLS as the primary circuit and broadband as a standby backup, it can be necessary to overbuy expensive MPLS bandwidth to accommodate traffic spikes. With MET's active hybrid WAN solution, all traffic has access to the combined capacity of all available links, including broadband, so expensive MPLS purchases can be avoided, taking advantage of the high capacity and less expensive broadband.

Best bandwidth is always used

MPLS comes with a guarantee from the service provider, but no SLA can prevent occasional outages or quality issues that can affect applications. With MET's hybrid WAN solution, every path is constantly measured and assessed for packet loss, latency, jitter, and availability which means if an occasional quality issue occurs, critical traffic can be shifted to the better quality link, preventing the issue from having any negative impact on applications or the end-users of the apps.

Priorities enforced in failover situation

When one link fails and the remaining links are used, there will always be less available bandwidth than before. And if the remaining links become congested, Mind Explorer Technology will enforce company priorities to ensure that critical application traffic isn't pushed off by lower priority traffic. With hybrid WAN architecture, congestion at the far end is detected and communicated so that traffic is held at the source when possible, reducing overall stress on the network.

Data is secured

MET includes 128- or 256-bit AES encryption as well as other security features to prevent packets on a public Internet circuit from being read or modified. So intranet traffic sent across a broadband connection is secure, without the necessity for a separate VPN.

Application and network quality are visible

By adding the optional MET Aware management system to the MET solution, performance and quality measurements from across the network are aggregated in a central database. MET Aware features an analytics capability that provides current and historical information about the quality of every link at every location in the network and includes standard and custom reports, that can help IT staff determine whether they're receiving the bandwidth and quality promised from their service providers. Applications take and the estimated MOS-score for the each path

Hybrid WANs dramatically reduce future network costs

Hybrid WANs are a way to not only reduce network spend immediately but also in the future. Because broadband links such as DSL, cable, and Metro Ethernet cost so much less than proprietary MPLS yet provide dramatically larger bandwidth, they can be used to inexpensively add significant bandwidth to a company's network, eliminating the need to add additional MPLS capacity. This will also help hold down future spend in hybrid WAN architectures as bandwidth demand continues to grow, allowing the business to do more for less.

Internet as WAN

Companies are looking for alternatives to MPLS because of its high cost, limited bandwidth, long lead time and extended contract terms. And Internet links are an enticing option. Internet WAN offers large amounts of bandwidth for lower cost, more favorable terms, and are often immediately available.

Advantages of adding Mind Explorer Technology to an Internet as WAN architecture:

But until Mind Explorer Technology, companies haven't been willing to move 100% to Internet as a WAN option. Because the guaranteed bandwidth, SLAs, and QoS MPLS offers is required in order to ensure predictable and highly available application performance. The Internet doesn't offer those features; it has become more reliable but still doesn't meet enterprise requirements for mission critical traffic.

100% Internet WAN for Enterprises

Adding Talari's solution to a WAN provides the features that enterprises require allowing them to use 100% Internet links. With bandwidth reservation, quality-based path selection, encrypted traffic, and link aggregation, companies can be confident in trusting their mission critical traffic to an Internet WAN.

WAN Cloud Solution - Extending WAN to the Cloud

Once Internet network traffic leaves the boundaries of the corporate WAN, IT has little control over how it gets to its destination and no visibility into any problems faced en route. This has made it difficult to trust critical business processes to the cloud, even as pressure grows to take advantage of the cost savings of IaaS or the functionality of SaaS applications.

Talari's WAN cloud solution extends the reach of the corporate WAN into the cloud, making it possible to control, manage and have visibility into the connection between a company's data center, physical locations, private cloud instances, and public cloud instances. With Talari's software defined WAN Cloud solution, the connection to the cloud is composed of two or more aggregated links and each path is constantly measured and assessed in each direction for availability and quality. Using this information, Talari's WAN cloud solution directs each packet down the best path to ensure that application quality is maximized, that applications and content are always available regardless of any single network failure, and that any issues in performance can be easily identified as network related or not.

Benefits of Talari's WAN Cloud Solution

Reliability

If there is a failure or quality issue on the connection from any location to the cloud, traffic will automatically be moved to a higher quality available path. Because this behavior isn't depended on routing protocols, the failover occurs almost instantly and no sessions are interrupted.

Security

Data sent to and from the cloud across public links is encrypted using either 128-bit or 256-bit AES encryption. Additional security features are available to ensure that data can not be interpreted or compromised. A single session of data can be split among two or more links, making reassembly virtually impossible.

Visibility

Every link between each location and the cloud is monitored and measured using real traffic, not probes or pings. This collected data is aggregated and available in management screens and reports. This data can allow IT staff to quickly determine whether a performance issue is due to network provider or cloud provider issues. With a WAN cloud solution from Talari, each type of application is MOS-scored as it transits the network to the cloud so it's easy to see at a glance what quality each type of application received.

Agility

Turn on Talari in the cloud in minutes and use it on an hourly basis to support on-demand or intermittently used cloud applications. And with built-in rate limiting, it can prevent surprise bandwidth usage bills caused by unexpected traffic spikes.

Priority

With a WAN cloud solution from Talari, company priorities can be enforced on cloud traffic, so that if congestion occurs or traffic is being rate-limited the most important applications receive priority on the network.

Simplicity

With Talari, the connection to the cloud is treated like any WAN link. This means that the configuration can be done via Talari's graphical management interface and that settings and configuration can be the same throughout the WAN. And because of Talari's security, there is no need to separately provision VPNs.

Flexibility

Talari's WAN to cloud solution can dynamically build encrypted connections over public Internet links to the cloud from any location as traffic demand exceeds user-defined thresholds. This makes configuration easy while ensuring that each location get the best possible cloud experience.

Branch Office Simplification

IT is under pressure to deliver branch office access with improved quality of experience to an emerging set of applications that exist in a variety of locations, such as the cloud. The deployment of these applications is increasing the types and number of required branch services resulting in added complexity, reduced flexibility, and higher support cost. While branch services and complexity are increasing, the required technical skills available in the branch to support the new infrastructure is frequently lacking or non-existent.

A Mind Explorer Technology solution can help with these issues by consolidating multiple core functions such as WAN,VPN routing, firewall, NAT, QoS into an easy to deploy, virtual or physical appliance which is administered from a central location. The solution is extensible and works with leading 3rd party vendors to deliver the services your applications require in any location.

Effortless Deployment and Management

Deploying a Mind Explorer Technology solution in the branch is fast and simple. By completing 3 steps, IT organizations can have a MET Solutions online and in production with all administration and reporting takes place from a centrally managed controller. With this approach, MET allows organizations to minimized the amount of IT expertise required at the branch while offering a scalable model to support deployments that include a large number of branch offices.

Lower Complexity

More than just a solutions, MET has evolved to support popular functions such as Firewall, NAT, Routing, VRFs, VPN Concentrator, DHCP, and IPsec termination.

Scalable and Easy Service Chaining

A service chain consists of a set of network services, such as firewalls, NAT, routers and VPN concentrators that are interconnected through the network to support an application. In the past, building a service chain to support a new application took a great deal of time and effort since it meant acquiring specialized, individually configured network devices and cabling them together in the required services sequence. A Mind Explorer Technology Branch Office simplification solution can make the service chain and application provisioning process a whole lot shorter and simpler. With services offered on a single virtual or physical appliance with a common management interface, service chaining with MET is easy. Beyond the chaining of services within a Talari appliance, integration of 3rd party services is support with validated solutions.

Internet as WAN

Companies are looking for alternatives to MPLS because of its high cost, limited bandwidth, long lead time and extended contract terms. And Internet links are an enticing option. Internet WAN offers large amounts of bandwidth for lower cost, more favorable terms, and is often immediately available.

Advantages of adding Mind Explorer Technology to an Internet as WAN architecture:

But until Mind Explorer Technology, companies haven't been willing to move 100% to Internet as a WAN option. Because the guaranteed bandwidth, SLAs, and QoS MPLS offers is required in order to ensure predictable and highly available application performance. The Internet doesn't offer those features; it has become more reliable but still doesn't meet enterprise requirements for mission critical traffic.

100% Internet WAN for Enterprises

Wireless Broadband Solutions

Select our comprehensive range of wireless solutions, from application development platforms and off-the-shelf and embedded wireless modems to routers and gateways.

Application Network Performance

Our performance platform provides high performance gains and quick payback, enabling multiple IT initiatives simultaneously

Enterprise Management System

Transfer all or part of the day-to-day management responsibility for a customers network environment, the ownership of the technology or personnel assets.

Information Security Compliance

Focused expertise and capabilities required to implement and operate highly secure infrastructures, including data risk and infrastructure protection management.

Adding MET's solution to a WAN provides the features that enterprises require allowing them to use 100% Internet links. With bandwidth reservation, quality-based path selection, encrypted traffic, and link aggregation, companies can be confident in trusting their mission critical traffic to an Internet WAN.

WAN Cloud Solution - Extending WAN to the Cloud

Once Internet network traffic leaves the boundaries of the corporate WAN, IT has little control over how it gets to its destination and no visibility into any problems faced en route. This has made it difficult to trust critical business processes to the cloud, even as pressure grows to take advantage of the cost savings of IaaS or the functionality of SaaS applications.

MET's WAN cloud solution extends the reach of the corporate WAN into the cloud, making it possible to control, manage and have visibility into the connection between a company's data center, physical locations, private cloud instances, and public cloud instances. With MET's software defined WAN Cloud solution, the connection to the cloud is composed of two or more aggregated links and each path is constantly measured and assessed in each direction for availability and quality. Using this information, MET's WAN cloud solution directs each packet down the best path to ensure that application quality is maximized, that applications and content are always available regardless of any single network failure, and that any issues in performance can be easily identified as network related or not.

Benefits of MET's WAN Cloud Solution

Reliability

If there is a failure or quality issue on the connection from any location to the cloud, traffic will automatically be moved to a higher quality available path. Because this behavior isn't depended on routing protocols, the failover occurs almost instantly and no sessions are interrupted.

Security

Data sent to and from the cloud across public links is encrypted using either 128-bit or 256-bit AES encryption. Additional security features are available to ensure that data cannot be interpreted or compromised. A single session of data can be split among two or more links, making reassembly virtually impossible.

Visibility

Every link between each location and the cloud is monitored and measured using real traffic, not probes or pings. This collected data is aggregated and available in management screens and reports. This data can allow IT staff to quickly determine whether a performance issue is due to network provider or cloud provider issues. With a WAN cloud solution from MET, each type of application is MOS-scored as it transits the network to the cloud so it's easy to see at a glance what quality each type of application received.

Agility

Turn on MET in the cloud in minutes and uses it on an hourly basis to support on-demand or intermittently used cloud applications. And with built-in rate limiting, it can prevent surprise bandwidth usage bills caused by unexpected traffic spikes.

Priority

With a WAN cloud solution from MET, company priorities can be enforced on cloud traffic, so that if congestion occurs or traffic is being rate-limited the most important applications receive priority on the network.

Simplicity

With MET, the connection to the cloud is treated like any WAN link. This means that the configuration can be done via MET's graphical management interface and that settings and configuration can be the same throughout the WAN. And because of MET's security, there is no need to separately provision VPNs.

Flexibility

MET's WAN to cloud solution can dynamically build encrypted connections over public Internet links to the cloud from any location as traffic demand exceeds user-defined thresholds. This makes configuration easy while ensuring that each location get the best possible cloud experience.

Branch Office Simplification

IT is under pressure to deliver branch office access with improved quality of experience to an emerging set of applications that exist in a variety of locations, such as the cloud. The deployment of these applications is increasing the types and number of required branch services resulting in added complexity, reduced flexibility, and higher support cost. While branch services and complexity are increasing, the required technical skills available in the branch to support the new infrastructure are frequently lacking or non-existent.

A Mind Explorer Technology solution can help with these issues by consolidating multiple core functions such as WAN,VPN routing, firewall, NAT, QoS into an easy to deploy, virtual or physical appliance which is administered from a central location. The solution is extensible and works with leading 3rd party vendors to deliver the services your applications require in any location.

Effortless Deployment and Management

Deploying a Mind Explorer Technology solution in the branch is fast and simple. By completing 3 steps, IT organizations can have MET Solutions online and in production with all administration and reporting takes place from a centrally managed controller. With this approach, MET allows organizations to minimized the amount of IT expertise required at the branch while offering a scalable model to support deployments that include a large number of branch offices.

Lower Complexity

More than just solutions, MET has evolved to support popular functions such as Firewall, NAT, Routing, VRFs, VPN Concentrator, DHCP, and IPSec termination. Instead of taking the traditional approach of having a combination of physical or virtual devices from a variety of vendors to support these functions, you can now deploy solution and reduce device sprawl, simplify deployment, and ease on-going support and lower costs.

Scalable and Easy Service Chaining

A service chain consists of a set of network services, such as firewalls, NAT, routers and VPN concentrators that are interconnected through the network to support an application. In the past, building a service chain to support a new application took a great deal of time and effort since it meant acquiring specialized, individually configured network devices and cabling them together in the required services sequence. A Mind Explorer Technology Branch Office simplification solution can make the service chain and application provisioning process a whole lot shorter and simpler. With services offered on a single virtual or physical appliance with a common management interface, service chaining with MET is easy. Beyond the chaining of services , integration of 3rd party services is support with validated solutions.