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Nuage Networks expands Partner Program with Certification Initiative Launch

Citrix, CounterTack, F5, Fortinet, GuardiCore, Palo Alto Networks and vArmour collaborate with Nuage Networks for enterprise security and application delivery in OpenStack environments

OpenStack Summit, Tokyo, Japan (Booth #S1) –– OCTOBER 26, 2015 – Nuage Networks, the Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) venture focused on software-defined networking (SDN) solutions, is expanding its Nuage Networks Partner Program with the launch of a self-service certification initiative. With a focus on Layer 4-Layer 7 application delivery and security, the initiative provides a simple, fast way to assure enterprise customers that the micro-segmentation security policies, components and services they choose will deploy and operate automatically in a Nuage Networks SDN environment.

The first security partner technologies to be certified are CounterTack® Sentinel, Fortinet® FortiGate-VM Virtual UTM Firewalls, GuardiCore® Data Center Security Suite, Palo Alto Networks® VM-Series and vArmour DSS Distributed Security System. The first application delivery partner technologies to be certified are Citrix NetScaler VPX and F5 Big-IP LTM. These Nuage Networks partners will demonstrate their technologies in a cloud environment during the OpenStack Summit in Tokyo October 27-30.

“SDN overlays must automate IT across cloud datacenter infrastructure while preserving control, visibility and freedom of choice. They must also integrate seamlessly with advanced security services to protect workloads in the cloud,” said Sunil Khandekar, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Nuage Networks. “By validating that our technology works alongside those of our partners – including leaders in network security – Nuage Networks provides peace of mind as our customers move their business applications to the cloud.”

With experience from deployments at leading enterprise and cloud service provider customers, Nuage Networks has built reference architectures based on OpenStack and Nuage Networks Virtualized Services Platform (VSP). The Nuage Networks Partner Ecosystem makes this architecture available as a pre-designed and public-facing environment that enables self-certification of the elements of the architecture in as little as two weeks.

“From the outset of BBVA’s implementation of a true cloud infrastructure to serve our customers, it has been clear that we need the best possible solution – including extensive security services – at all networking levels,” said José María San José, Global Head of Innovation in Technology, BBVA. “Our experience with Nuage Networks Partner Program has shown that we can easily integrate new technologies into our SDN platform. As such, we know our security needs will be met today and as they evolve.”

A certified technology will meet the following criteria:

  • It is deployable in a Nuage Networks supported environment
  • Its ability to communicate with the Nuage Networks Virtualized Services Directory (VSD) is verified
  • It can be inserted into the datapath in commonly used deployment models

Nuage Networks is a member of the Red Hat Connect for Technology Partner program and certifies its products with the Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform. Additionally, Nuage Networks Virtualized Services Platform (VSP) has received Citrix Ready® certification.

To apply and join the Nuage Networks Partner Program, please contact [email protected].


“The Citrix NetScaler Application Delivery Controller platform powers some of the largest enterprise and cloud infrastructure systems in the world today. The certification with Nuage Networks Virtualized Services Platform, in conjunction with OpenStack, will allow customers to rapidly build their own cloud infrastructure and operate it at scale using the best available components.”

— Nand Mulchandani, Vice President of Market Development, Delivery Networks, Citrix

“CounterTack is excited to embark on this new partnership with Nuage Networks to deliver enterprise-class, endpoint detection and response technology to customers in a self-contained VSP. The Nuage Networks self certification approach in providing enterprise-ready technology to customers, along with integrating innovative solutions to cover specific enterprise needs, is the next wave of packaged solutions. OpenStack is pushing the boundaries of delivering value to enterprise customers in cybersecurity and beyond.”

— Michael A. Davis, Chief Technology Officer, CounterTack | MCSI

“Fortinet is pleased to partner with a networking innovator like Nuage Networks to help lead the migration to SDN and the cloud while making security a priority. Working with Nuage Networks is an important piece of our SDN strategy to further innovate and disrupt the networking and network security markets in a way that offers meaningful value to large enterprise and carrier end-customers.”

— Michael Xie, Founder, President and Chief Technology Officer, Fortinet

“We are proud to integrate seamlessly with the Nuage Networks VSP,” “As data center networks evolve to optimized fabrics, security protection must now also evolve to become part of the network fabric. Together, Nuage Networks and GuardiCore deliver just that.”

— Ariel Zeitlin, Chief Technology Officer and Co-founder, GuardiCore

Palo Alto Networks
“Cloud and SDN use cases are driving new requirements for next generation security solutions. We are pleased to be working closely with Nuage Networks to simplify deployment of our VM-series firewall and to incorporate the flexibility of SDN with dynamic security policy for our mutual customers.”

— Chad Kinzelberg, Senior Vice President of Corporate and Business Development, Palo Alto Networks

“Our customers are building private clouds to gain the agility that digital business requires, and vArmour provides distributed, independent security controls for any of these multi-cloud environments. Our partnership with Nuage Networks improves security posture in their environments by providing a hardened networking platform with security next to each workload, eliminating protection gaps and reducing attack surfaces.”

— Keith Stewart, Vice President of Product, vArmour

About Nuage Networks

Nu-âhj: From French, meaning ‘cloud’. Nuage Networks brings a combination of technologies and networking expertise to the enterprise and telecommunications industries. The Silicon Valley-based start up has applied new thinking to the problem of delivering massively scalable and highly programmable SDN solutions with the security and availability required by business-critical environments. Nuage Networks, backed by Alcatel-Lucent’s (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) rapidly growing IPR&T division, has the pedigree to serve the needs of the world’s biggest clouds. The cloud has made promises – the mission of Nuage Networks is to help you realize them.

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