KDDI to launch SD-WAN service to 37 countries in December


KDDI has announced that it will start offering KDDI SD-Network Platform, a network solution using SDN technology, to corporate customers in 37 countries and regions starting December 5th.

Today, enterprises are expected to seamlessly optimize their networks in order to adapt to various business environmental changes, such as expanding cloud service usage, increasing numbers of overseas offices, and ongoing global business expansion.

KDDI says its SD-Network Platform enables companies to build a strong network to overcome these changes, offering network visibility, flexible control, and route optimization, all through the Internet and without installing new physical circuits.

The service also allows branch offices to make a direct Internet connection between particular applications and cloud services, alleviating congestion that enterprises have experienced on their networks due to the rapidly increasing usage of public cloud services.

KDDI SD-Network Platform leverages VNF (virtualized network function) technology from Versa Networks, including its SD-WAN and SD-Security solutions, said Versa CEO Kelly Ahuja.

“KDDI will be deploying Versa’s Cloud IP Platform to deliver a cloud-native and policy driven network and security architecture that delivers increased visibility & control, and enables enterprises to move faster,” Ahuja said.

KDDI will also launch KDDI Security Cloud, which – as the name implies – improves security when using cloud services. By using CASB (cloud access security broker) and other KDDI Security Cloud features, customers can make shadow IT visible and enhance the security level of their confidential data stored in cloud services.

KDDI Security Cloud will be available only to customers in Japan.

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