Boise, ID – October 20, 2016 – Cradlepoint, the global leader in cloud-based network solutions for connecting people, places, and things over wired and wireless broadband, announced today that it will demo the Cradlepoint NetCloud platform at the Open Networking User Group (ONUG) Fall Conference, October 24-25, 2016, to showcase its unique capability to extend the benefits of Software-Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN) to Internet of Things (IoT) and mobile networks.
The primary use case today for SD-WAN has been augmenting or replacing expensive and constrained MPLS branch networks with a hybrid WAN that includes broadband connections. However, many enterprises are shifting their WAN focus beyond the wired branch and towards the growing number of remote people and things they need to connect over the public internet, including IoT deployments, connected vehicles, pop-up stores, kiosks, caregivers and their equipment, and even body-worn cameras. Cradlepoint is the first to combine 4G LTE, SD-WAN, and Network Service Virtualizations (NSV) into a cloud-managed and cloud-delivered platform specifically designed for securely connecting people, places, and things over wired and wireless broadband networks.
“Enterprises and government organizations across every vertical are embracing cloud, mobile, and IoT technologies to realize more agile and efficient operations and empower their workforces to accomplish more with less resources,” said Christian Renaud, research director of 451 Research’s Internet of Things practice. “SD-WAN promises to consolidate disparate physical networks with a virtual, software-defined approach that significantly reduces complexity and operational costs while improving security. Cradlepoint is leveraging its 4G LTE leadership to deliver software-defined and cloud-delivered network solutions specifically designed for this new enterprise WAN paradigm.”
“IoT deployments, SaaS, work-from-anywhere lifestyles, and mobile networks are driving more private traffic over the public internet and giving rise to a new ‘interprise’ WAN with greater dependence on 4G LTE and security,” said Ian Pennell, chief marketing officer, Cradlepoint. “We are excited to be demonstrating our new NetCloud platform at the ONUG Fall Conference and show attendees the benefit of extending SD-WAN beyond the branch to connect people and things anywhere with complete visibility, security, and control.”
Cradlepoint NetCloud is a software and services platform that extends the company’s 4G LTE-enabled multi-WAN routers and ruggedized M2M/IoT gateways with cloud-based management and software-defined network services. Cradlepoint will demo its NetCloud platform at the ONUG event at Table #32 next week in New York City. To learn more about NetCloud, visit cradlepoint.com/netcloud.
Cradlepoint is the global leader in cloud-based network solutions for connecting people, places, and things over wired and wireless broadband. Cradlepoint NetCloud is a software and services platform that extends the company’s 4G LTE-enabled multi-function routers and ruggedized M2M/IoT gateways with cloud-based management and software-defined network services. With Cradlepoint, customers can leverage the speed and economics of wired and wireless Internet broadband for branch, failover, mobile, and IoT networks while maintaining end-to-end visibility, security, and control. Over 15,000 enterprise and government organizations around the world—including 75 percent of the world’s top retailers, 50 percent of the Fortune 100, and 25 of the largest U.S. cities—rely on Cradlepoint to keep critical sites, workforces, vehicles, and devices always connected and protected. Major service providers use Cradlepoint network solutions as the foundation for innovative managed service offerings. Founded in 2006, Cradlepoint is a privately held company headquartered in Boise, Idaho, with development centers in Silicon Valley and Kelowna, Canada, and offices in the UK, Australia, and Japan. Learn more at cradlepoint.com or follow us on Twitter @cradlepoint.