Cloudbrink app with bridge mode replaces hardware based VPN and SD-WAN appliances

Cloudbrink launched a software-only solution that replaces hardware based VPN and SD-WAN appliances for power users in the hybrid workplace.

The Cloudbrink app with bridge mode delivers 30 times the performance of small branch office and home routers while reducing cost of ownership by up to 75%.

The solution reduces IT operational overheads by eliminating the need for hardware rollouts and maintenance. Reducing the number of devices at users’ locations also minimizes security risks.

Bridge mode enables users who need secure, high-performance connectivity to daisy-chain multiple devices without resorting to dedicated hardware. It is aimed at software developers, financial traders, metaverse engineers and designers who need to connect multiple computers and other devices simultaneously.

Zayo offers the Cloudbrink service as part of its Edge Network Solutions portfolio.

Frank Cittadino, CTO of Zayo, said: “Cloudbrink’s service already provides a significant value- add to our Edge Network Solutions with secure connectivity all the way to the application. Extending that capability across multiple devices at the hybrid workers’ location is critical in demanding use cases such as financial services and healthcare. Our clients can’t afford to compromise on security or performance, but they also need to reduce cost and complexity.”

The Cloudbrink app uses intelligent edge routing to minimize latency and increase usable bandwidth, improving effective performance of unreliable wifi and broadband connections by up to 30 times. Connections are secured using integrated rotational mTLS 1.3 with certificates refreshed every few hours.

In bridge mode, these performance and security benefits are available to all end-user connected devices for both data center apps and SaaS apps such as Zoom or Office 365.

Prakash Mana, chief executive of Cloudbrink said: “SD-WAN was revolutionary because it enabled low-cost internet services to replace expensive legacy MPLS and WAN connections but there’s still cumbersome hardware for end-users to manage.

“Cloudbrink with bridge mode eliminates all this hardware enabling customers to overcome supply-chain problems, reduce operational complexity, and most importantly improve security. It enables every device to share a high-performance ZTNA connection with moving target defence security without the need for multiple agents or additional hardware. It is significantly more secure, faster and dramatically cuts the cost of ownership.”

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