SoftBank Corp. to Sell Software-Defined Cloud Network Service That Accelerates the Deployment of Business Networks Over the Internet

27 Jul

SoftBank Corp., and Cradlepoint Inc., the global leader in cloud-based network solutions for connecting people, places and things over wired and wireless broadband, announced a partnership today and the commercial availability of WhiteCloud OneLayer on Cradlepoint NetCloud (“OneLayer”), a cloud-based WAN service that utilizes Cradlepoint’s SDN and network service virtualization technology.

Enterprise ICT environments are embracing mobile, cloud and IoT technologies to drive business agility and transformation. This evolution requires always-on connectivity over the public Internet for distributed people, places and things, but with the visibility, security and control of a private network. OneLayer is a cloud-based overlay service that runs on the Cradlepoint NetCloud platform and utilizes its SDN/NFV technology. Unlike traditional site-to-site network solutions, OneLayer enables secure connectivity to corporate computing resources and public cloud applications from anywhere and any device with end-to-end policy control.

By installing client software on each device, OneLayer provides remote users with secure WAN connectivity over the Internet and a seamless office LAN experience. With OneLayer, a customer can build a secure overlay network in minutes without the complicated site-by-site configuration of traditional networks—dramatically reducing WAN cost and complexity. All policy control is simple to setup through a cloud-based administration console, and can be applied on a user, device and application basis. Additionally, OneLayer works over any network operator’s infrastructure, so it can be deployed globally—making it ideal for large-scale M2M/IoT deployments. If a customer is already using a private network service like IP-VPN, SoftBank can deliver OneLayer in a hybrid solution with policy mapping that ensures flexible and scalable ICT environments.

“We share a history of innovation and leadership in our respective markets, so SoftBank is the ideal partner to collaborate with to bring the benefits of SDN/NFV technology to customers as a carrier service,” said George Mulhern, Chief Executive Officer of Cradlepoint.

About OneLayer on Cradlepoint NetCloud

Capabilities:

  • Building a global WAN in the cloud without hardware
  • Control access to specific business and cloud applications by user and device
  • Protection against rogue devices with device-based network access control (NAC)
  • Contain security treats using micro-segmentation by user, device and application
  • Extend Active Directory to remote users anywhere
  • Easy to set security policy because identify all devices by e-mail address or host name

OneLayer Pricing:

  • 30-day free trial
  • Monthly fees starting at 400 yen (~$3.80) per connection ID
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