Network operators and IT managers are seeking more flexibility in connecting branches and clouds with a software-driven model that enables that fosters analytics insight into their network in an intuitive and easy to use manner.
Managed service providers need to provide a portal to their customers that offers this functionality yet can be customized to provide the specific amount of visibility and control required for each unique enterprise customer.
This is giving rise to demand for strong and sophisticated customer portals, which can be given to the enterprise customer so that they can control specific features and configurations in their networks and applications, as well as gain access to analytics and reports that are of interest to their business needs.
Nuage Networks SD-WAN portal is a key tool in transforming enterprise networks. Through an intuitive user interface (UI) built though a comprehensive and iterative UX process, it empowers service providers and enterprise customers to configure, manage, and maintain their SD-WAN to ensure that all business needs are met, and network resources are maximized. SD-WAN portal also provides a complete API for third party integration.
Fine Grain Access Control and White Label Support
SD-WAN portal is fully customizable platform offering fine grained access control for service provider and enterprise users through ‘customer profiles’. It provides a secure hierarchical multi-tenancy model enabling SD-WAN resellers or wholesale customers. It enables service providers to offer their own branded white label service to their own set of enterprise customers. Through the customized multi-tenant hierarchy white label services can be customized to offer as much visibility and control as the enterprise requires.
Network and Branch Management
SD-WAN portal provides cradle to grave service fulfillment through an intuitive and granular user UI. SD-WAN L2 and L3 overlay VPNs can be established to designated locations or networks along with prescribed QoS and security configurations. Branch locations can be pre-provisioned, and the activation process initiated in advance of the enterprise receiving their SD-WAN appliance. Networks and branches can be visualized through the UI imparting key status information.
Network and Application Visualization
SD-WAN portal provides intuitive dashboards empowering the enterprise users with an understanding of the network traffic and network performance at various points in the network including at the VPN and branch levels. This insight informs the user of the utilization of each resource and how the network usage can be improved. In addition, the user has full visibility of each application that flows through the network allowing for insight into the top talkers, the impact certain applications have on the network, and how each application performed when measures against their SLAs. This level of insight informs the enterprise user of how to improve their business policies.
Application and Traffic Control
SD-WAN portal enables the enterprise user to establish policies to ensurethat each application receives the required service in the network while maximizing network resources. Policies such as application aware routing (AAR) can be established to ensure that each application meets their required SLAs. Security policies can be established for each application or group of applications to protect the network and the resources the application consumes against malicious security attacks.