Cradlepoint supports enterprise-class routing protocols such as border gateway protocol (BGP), open shortest path first (OSPF), routing information protocol (RIP), and open enhanced interior gateway routing protocol (Open EIGRP).
In addition, NetCloud supports virtual router redundancy protocol (VRRP) and spanning tree protocol (STP) as well as tunneling protocols including IPSec, Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE), and dynamic multipoint VPN (DMVPN).
Secure connectivity begins with robust VPN support (including IPSec and DMVPN). NetCloud sets this up and interoperates with existing headend offerings.
Using NetCloud for centralized management, a Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN) creates a mesh VPN topology that connects each site (spoke). These spokes can also connect directly with all other sites, no matter where they are located.
DMVPN creates a simplified hub router configuration without the need for multiple tunnel interfaces for each (spoke) VPN.
Spoke routers can also dynamically create VPN tunnels between each other if network data needs to travel from one location to another. This reduces bandwidth to the hub and reduces latency between the spokes.
Auto VPN is a NetCloud capability that transitions the manual, labor-intensive steps of setting up VPN tunnels into a simple, software-defined, and cloud-orchestrated process that takes just a few clicks.
Unlike many WAN solutions, Cradlepoint is designed for the WAN edge routers to interoperate with leading headend equipment so that organizations can preserve existing datacenter design and configurations.