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Colt further secures hybrid working with new SD-WAN feature
Wed, 28th Jul 2021
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Colt Technology Services has launched its SD-WAN Remote Access feature with the aim of meeting the secure remote access needs of its SD-WAN customers as they move towards a hybrid way of working.

The new Remote Access feature, one of the first to be based on Versa SASE, builds on Colt's SD-WAN service to allow remote access without compromising network security, integrity and performance. Furthermore, it's based on an easy to scale, cost effective model, the company states.

Versa Networks is a key partner for Colt's SD-WAN solution and is a specialist in secure SD-WAN and Secure Access Service Edge (SASE).

SD-WAN Remote Access offers users secure access to the data and applications they need based on their particular role or profile regardless of their physical location.

By adding Remote Access, in addition to integrated security features of Colt SD-WAN, enterprises get end-to-end protection across their networks that can be managed through a single pane of glass, Colt states.

Colt vice president product portfolio Peter Coppens says, “This marks another stage of Colt's SD-WAN roadmap to build a comprehensive, fail-safe, SASE enabled solution for secure hybrid working which is expected to become the norm across its customer base as we move into a post-pandemic world.

"Enterprises are at a turning point in the way they work and building the network infrastructure to support hybrid working is one of the most prevalent and pressing concerns of enterprises globally today.

"The hybrid model presents a range of new requirements and challenges around delivering secure remote access, irrespective of location or device.

He adds, “Building on our network infrastructure, SD-WAN Remote Access has been designed to support secure hybrid working for our customers, and provides easily managed, end-to-end protection across their networks."

Versa head of global product management Dogu Narin says, "In a time when uncertainty is the norm, having certainty in how networking and security services are delivered whether in the cloud, at a data center, branch offices, or to home offices while taking into context the user and device is essential for business continuity and productivity.

"Through our strong partnership with Colt and our leading SASE solution, together we are able to help customers address the new normal by facilitating seamless and secure hybrid work, allowing them to work anytime, anywhere.

Colt provides agile, on-demand and secure high bandwidth networking and voice solutions to enterprise customers in a variety of industries.

Customers include data-intensive organisations spanning more than 210 cities across 30 countries. The company specialises in Software Defined Networks (SDN) and Network Function Virtualisation (NFV).