Masergy serves up SDN-based self-provisioning branch office feature

Masergy is giving its multi-site customers another option to bring more of their locations onto one network by offering its Network as a Service (NaaS) self-service option.

As an extension of Masergy's software-defined networking (SDN) platform, the NaaS with self-service allows customers to connect their branch offices and remote locations with the service provider's virtual private network.

One of the key elements of this offering is flexibility.

Customers can connect to the feature using their own broadband provider of choice and a Masergy-provided managed appliance that serves as the VPN endpoint, which will establish a connection to the nearest Masergy PoP. In addition, customers can use their own endpoint devices to get the feature.

NaaS with self-service is available in bandwidth ranging from as low as 1 Mbps and scaling up to 100 Mbps.

Some of the potential uses of the feature could include four common situations: stop-gap solution for short-term connectivity needs, temporary work sites, retail locations, or using it for redundant connectivity for business continuity.

This new feature is one of many virtual networking elements that Masergy has introduced in recent months to give customers more options to connect through the cloud. In February, the service provider made its Cloud Router product, a full-featured managed router that resides in the cloud, generally available for its business customers.

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