Aryaka serves up SASE as a Service for businesses

March 12, 2024
The company claims the product can deliver simplicity and security without tradeoffs.

Aryaka is leveraging this week’s Channel Partners Conference & Expo in Las Vegas to launch its Unified SASE as a Service offering, considering the unique needs of its channel partners and businesses wanting to adopt virtual networking solutions. 

The provider’s new SASE as a Service platform combines a unified single-pass architecture, global private network backbone, and security, observability, and application performance capabilities into a single platform delivered as a service.

Flexibility is a crucial element of the new service. Aryaka said that its Unified SASE as a Service delivers security without complexity, negative performance impact, or compromised user experience with agility, scale, and “as-a-service” economics while meeting the customer wherever they are on their SASE journey.

“Today’s distributed workforces, increased security threats and hybrid application deployments make delivering secure, performant network access to applications and data harder than ever,” said Renuka Nadkarni, Chief Product Officer at Aryaka. “Current solutions all compromise on some aspects of performance, security, flexibility and agility, creating risk and user experience gaps.”

Overall, Aryaka has continued to make progress in enhancing its presence in the growing SASE and SD-WAN market segments. The company has retained its spot in the Challenge Tier of Vertical Systems Group’s 2023 U.S. Carrier Managed SD-WAN Services LEADERBOARD. 

Multi-element solution

From a feature standpoint, Aryaka’s SASE as a Service platform offers various usage configurations for partners and business customers.

Aryaka’s Unified SASE as a Service converges and delivers four critical design elements:

Aryaka OnePassTM Architecture enables distributed policy enforcement through a distributed data plane, unified control plane and single management pane.

Aryaka Zero Trust WAN traverses Aryaka’s global private network backbone, which operates in more than 100 countries.

Networking, Security and Observability Services, including the new Aryaka SmartSecure next-generation firewall (NGFW) with secure web gateway (SWG), anti-malware and intrusion prevention system (IPS).

Flexible Delivery empowers businesses to choose their preferred approach to delivery (Aryaka or third-party) and implementation (managed, co-managed, or self-managed).

With these four pieces in place for SASE, Aryaka can further the bond with its current and future channel partners and business customers.  

Enabling partners

A key focus of Aryaka’s SASE approach is to enable its partners—agents, VARs, and managed service providers (MSPs)—to assist business customers in making next-gen upgrades to their existing networks. 

Aryaka’s partners can help businesses on various fronts. 

A business customer can work with one of Aryaka’s partners to modernize legacy MPLS networks with SD-WAN and secure remote access. Businesses could also optimize network security and performance for multicloud applications and enhance network security with Aryaka’s Unified SASE as a Service.

 

Craig Patterson, SVP of Global Channels for Aryaka, said that the company's approach to working with channel partners is to understand that their clients have individual needs. 

“As a partner-led company, Aryaka understands that an ‘all or nothing’ approach to SASE is impractical for channel partners to recommend to business clients that already have invested in security solutions,” he said.

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Sean Buckley

Sean is responsible for establishing and executing the editorial strategies of Lightwave and Broadband Technology Report across their websites, email newsletters, events, and other information products.

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