VPNs have always been problematic, but modern applications and networks are amplifying the problems caused by them, including:

Poor customer experience due to performance and reliability issues of VPNs and Internet

Risk of expensive cyber-attacks (critical bugs, public IPs, inbound ports, access to all services, etc.)

Higher Total Cost of Ownership from management (e.g., patching) as well as downtime costs

Barriers to DevOps, innovation, and digital transformation initiatives

NetFoundry, allows organizations to spin up their own private network in minutes directly from any Cloud marketplace, providing Network-as-a-Service built on the principles of elastic, autonomous and secure.

Recently, VPN-replacement architectures such as Zero Trust have emerged, and according to Gartner, Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) will replace 60% of VPNs by 2023 (from under 10% today).

This provides the following benefits

Better user experience
as app connections leverage the NetFoundry Fabric (SDN) for ‘enhanced internet’

Lower risk
as connectivity is built on Zero Trust making the customer ‘dark’ to the Internet with outbound-only and private IPs as well as app-level micro-segmentation (AppWANs) rendering DDoS, brute force attacks, botnet, and port scans redundant

Reduced management overhead
while being a consumption (OPEX), reducing total cost of ownership by up to 70% vs. private networks (e.g., MPLS, Express Route, etc.)

Developer velocity increases
as NetFoundry can be managed with GUI, APIs, SDKs, and DevOps tools/methods

Why NetFoundry for Loop1 L1M3 Services?

We recognize that for some clients, the Loop1 Secure NOC may not be a viable option. Here at Loop1, it is the recommended service delivery path for our L1M3 Services clients; but where this isn’t possible, our preferred alternative, particularly in deference to a client-provided VPN, would be NetFoundry’s Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) platform.

Loop1 and NetFoundry will establish a Loop1-to-Client private dark zero-trust network, providing a platform for secure remote synchronous access for the ongoing, proactive management of your SolarWinds platform

Loop1 L1M3 Services Secure NOC PNG.png

Let’s get technical If Loop1 were to use NetFoundry to provide our services securely and remotely, this is what it would like at a 50,000-foot view.

NetFoundry Network as a Service diagram

Want to learn more about NetFoundry? As a leading global partner and reseller of NetFoundry, Loop1 can help you get your
zero trust network stood up.