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Emerging from stealth, Viptela claims to bring WAN networking into this century.

Startup Viptela Emerges, Promises Easier WAN Networking

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Viptela, Inc., a software-centric start-up working to improve the security, agility and performance of corporate IP networks, today emerged from stealth and announced the Viptela Secure Extensible Network (SEN). Viptela SEN allows companies to easily deploy and manage wide-area networks (WANs) in a highly secure and affordable way. In deployments at Fortune 500 companies, Viptela's SEN has already accelerated the delivery of new services and reduced network complexity and costs by up to 80 percent.

"The WAN industry has seen incremental steps in innovation and agility of the underlying infrastructure during the last ten years. However, the hub-and-spoke model that once served WAN users well is no longer able to keep up," said Zeus Kerravala, principal analyst at ZK Research. "The WAN needs a serious overhaul to address today's realities. People need access to applications instantly, enterprises need to connect offices directly, not through a hub, and security has to reach the ever-changing perimeter of the WAN. Viptela addresses all of those needs with its SEN."

Traditional networking infrastructure was developed when the security perimeter was well-defined, applications were low-bandwidth, and most content and applications resided in centralized data centers. As workers become more mobile and cloud-based apps proliferate, traffic patterns are shifting and bandwidth needs are exploding. Enterprises are struggling to scale connectivity over legacy MPLS (Multi-Protocol Label Switching) networks and are unable to find a solution that provides the scale, security and simplicity needed to innovate in this dynamic environment.

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