On Demand Networking for Cloud Computing

By: Vyatta  09-12-2011
Keywords: Security, network security, Cloud Computing

The Vyatta Network OS delivers advanced network security and connectivity  in a cloud-ready, virtualization optimized, software appliance. Vyatta’s on demand software approach to cloud security offers cloud providers and enterprises the unique ability to easily provision, deploy, secure and manage and complex n-tier networks. Much more than a simple gateway or firewall solution, the Vyatta Network OS offers enterprise-class stateful firewall, IPsec VPN, SSL-based OpenVPN, network intrusion prevention, secure web filtering, dynamic routing and more enable per customer or per server security and connectivity.

As cloud moves from vision to reality, network security quickly moves to the front as a major impediment to meeting the core requirements.  The reason is simple:  traditional edge networking has not been modernized the way server and storage infrastructure has been over the past decade. While the business promise of cloud computing is broad, there are a few basic enabling themes underlying an effective cloud design:


Vyatta Network OS in the Cloud

Common Cloud Use Cases

The Vyatta Network OS for Amazon overcomes VPC limitations by delivering an Amazon AMI that includes a complete network operating system encompassing routing and security to expand users topology options and more closely replicate a multi-tiered enterprise network architecture in the AWS cloud.

Most networks are not single-tier flat architectures and virtual and cloud environments should not be subject to that limitation. Vyatta’s deep roots in delivering a complete layer 3+ network OS offers customers a single solution that can route and secure traffic in multi-tenant environments including creating complex multi-tier security policies.

An often overlooked requirement in cloud computing is the need to enable customers to securely migrate data from the enterprise datacenter to the cloud. The Vyatta Network OS combines Layer 2 bridging and VPN Tunneling functionality to deliver a cloud bridging solution which allows physically separate networks to securely communicate with each other over the internet as if they were on a single LAN.

The Vyatta Network OS delivers a virtual networking solution that enables enterprise IT to maintain the exact security and policy enforcement as the physical network infrastructure it is replacing.  The Vyatta Network OS enables a multi-layer security approach in the virtual data center, by delivering comprehensive stateful firewall, VPN, IPS and more in a single virtual package, deployable in most common hypervisors.

Keywords: Cloud Computing, Enterprise Network, Infrastructure It, network security, Networking Solution, Physical Network Infrastructure, Policy Enforcement, Security, Virtual Networking,

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