What You Get with the
Cybera Network Services Platform
The Cybera Network Services Platform applies software-defined networking principles to modernize the Wide-Area-Network (WAN) into a unique form of SD-WAN. This approach dramatically reduces your networking costs while optimizing application performance, enhancing your brand protection, and accelerating your speed-to-market.
Cybera lowers network complexity and costs by significantly reducing the number of network devices and connections needed at each site. Our platform creates multiple secure overlay networks on top of any underlying physical network. This consolidates the functions of multiple network devices into a single plug-and-play appliance.
Security is embedded in the DNA of the Cybera platform, providing defense-in-depth. Our secure services framework is built upon the concept of micro-segmentation so that each application can operate within its own virtual network. This approach fits very well for customers who want to tailor security and performance policies to the unique characteristics and needs of each application.
Our platform provides everything you need to securely connect your business to the cloud, including the peace of mind that your business-critical apps will always be available through our dynamic routing and integrated wireless failover. Additionally, our platform includes redundant regional Internet gateways with cloud-hosted services for next-generation firewall and IDP, and dedicated application gateways for services such as payment, mobile payment, loyalty, video surveillance, Voice over IP, and more. With all of these features tied together into a single platform, Cybera uniquely simplifies deployment by eliminating the need for onsite IT staff or truck rolls.
Cybera’s cloud services are based on cloud-hosted virtual systems with centralized management, monitoring, and orchestration. Cybera’s cloud also provides a service insertion framework (SIF) enabling the hosting of virtual network functions (VNFs), allowing the extension of Cybera’s platform into third party software and services. All combined, this allows Cybera to provide “future-proof” flexibility to support the network and security needs of your applications both today and tomorrow.
Cybera Network Services Platform
How Cybera is Different
Traditional approaches to networking force applications to conform to network requirements. This fundamentally doesn’t work in a software-based cloud and IoT world that demands agility:
- The Cybera network services platform allows you to build powerful application networks that easily integrate into your existing environments to meet both your current and future needs.
- The platform is purpose-built for distributed enterprises and the proliferation of IoT devices.
Unlike traditional networking approaches, Cybera delivers secure application networks rather than site-to-site connections and VPNs:
- With Cybera, each application gets its own secure network that is both optimized and prioritized based on specific business requirements, including performance and security.
- You can quickly provision new applications without impacting the visible footprint of the rest of the network.
- This approach minimizes the cyber-threat profile and regulatory compliance scope of your environment.
The Cybera Advantage for Remote Locations
The Cybera software-defined network services platform is purpose-built for highly distributed enterprises including remote business locations. Customers rely on Cybera technology at more than 80,000 locations, supporting hundreds of thousands of applications, services, and IoT devices—including the world’s largest SD-WAN deployment with over 16,000 locations.
Taking It to the Edge
The most tangible benefits for distributed enterprises are at the remote locations comprising the network edge. Multiple network functions that once required many different devices and their corresponding software and maintenance agreements can be virtualized in the cloud and delivered with a single edge appliance. Likewise, Cybera’s cloud-based management, security, and provisioning functions have made complicated onsite configuration a thing of the past.
Because applications drive distributed enterprises, you must deliver them as efficiently as possible to the end user. That’s why Cybera wraps every application inside its own virtual application network, which provides substantial benefits. First, it isolates your applications from each other to prevent breach propagation. It also enables you to optimize security and performance policies for each application, rather than forcing all applications to share a “one-size-fits-all” policy. This means you don’t have to compromise between easy accessibility for your guest Wi-Fi versus high-grade security for your POS system, electronic health records, or money transfers.
Absolute Zero-Touch Provisioning™
With Cybera Absolute Zero-Touch Provisioning, a single edge appliance is shipped to each location. At that point, any non-technical employee can simply plug it in. That’s Step 1. There is no Step 2! Everything else happens automatically.
Gone are the days of dedicated (and very costly) WANs and MPLS circuits. The Cybera Platform can operate over any network, including inexpensive and readily available Internet broadband connections, without diminishing security or performance.
Wireless is fully integrated inside the Cybera Platform. This includes corporate and guest Wi-Fi along with automatic 3G/4G wireless failover for uninterrupted Internet connectivity in case the main broadband connection drops unexpectedly.
Enhanced User Experience and Customer Loyalty
Enhanced user experiences, especially for the retail and restaurant industries, can be delivered easily to all sites via guest Wi-Fi services over SD-WAN. Combining these services with wireless visitor analytics apps, geo fencing, proximity-based marketing, and beacons can greatly enhance customer loyalty programs and reduce customer churn.
24×7×365 Monitoring and Support
Cybera provides 24×7×365 access to its customer support team. In addition, Cybera orchestrates the continuous operation and monitoring of all security and features comprising the Cybera Platform to fully protect customer networks and brands. This service provides round-the-clock monitoring, alert notification, hardware and software troubleshooting, diagnostics, and issue resolution.
Maximum ROI and TCO
Because they simplify the deployment and management of connectivity to remote sites, SD-WANs can provide excellent ROI compared to conventional WANs. Cybera SD-WAN technology extends these savings even further with a lower total cost of ownership (TCO) by consolidating network devices, simplifying complex security and PCI compliance functions, providing SD-WAN as a low-cost managed service, and providing a “future-proof” platform that can accommodate emerging applications and technologies.
The Cybera Platform Components
Service Insertion Framework
An agile service insertion architecture for rapid and seamless integration of best-of-breed third party applications and services, by tenant, to each remote location.
For enterprises that want to maintain the Cybera Network Services Platform on their own private cloud, the Cloud Extension provides an on-ramp and off-ramp into the data center and cloud for the Cybera Secure Overlay.
These devices at the network edge provide WAN access for all sizes of deployments, connecting to the cloud and data center.
Universal Policy Controller
The universal policy controller (UPC) centralizes network orchestration and provisioning while automating application-centric security and performance for every application.
The Smart View cloud console monitors the real-time status, network conditions, and tenants for each site across the distributed enterprise.