Software-Defined WANs with Palo Alto Networks and Silver Peak Systems

As the migration to cloud-hosted applications continues to accelerate, enterprise IT organizations must re-evaluate wide area networking requirements, including broadband connectivity options. Greater reliance on the internet, enabled by emerging software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) solutions, will redefine the economics of high-speed branch office connectivity. However, it also places demands on the need to segment and secure applications without compromise when utilizing broadband transport services. To reliably and securely incorporate broadband into the WAN transport mix, Palo Alto Networks® and Silver Peak™ Systems, the global leader in broadband and hybrid WAN solutions, have partnered to protect branch offices from security threats when connecting users to applications, while keeping costs in check.

The Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect SD-WAN solution enables geographically distributed enterprises to create secure and reliable virtual overlays to connect users to applications. These overlays have the flexibility to use any combination of underlying transport technologies without compromising network or application performance. By empowering customers to use broadband connections, Silver Peak EdgeConnect significantly reduces capital and operational expenses, enhances business agility and responsiveness, and accelerates time to value for new application deployments.

The Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security Platform was built from the ground up to safely enable applications and prevent known and unknown threats across the network, cloud and endpoints. Combined with Silver Peak EdgeConnect, the joint solution provides security for the branch office while addressing the networking needs of modern, dynamic, internet-based enterprise environments.

Download the Palo Alto Networks – Silver Peak Tech Partner Solution Brief here to learn more about three typical use cases:

  • Branch office security with on-premises firewall and SD-WAN physical
  • Small branch office security integrating Silver Peak EdgeConnect virtual appliances with Palo Alto Networks VM-Series firewall on a virtualized/universal CPE.
  • Small branch office security via backhaul to the remote (hub) firewall.

Please contact your local Exclusive Networks Account Manager to learn more about securely incorporating broadband into the WAN transport mix with Palo Alto Networks and Silver Peak Systems.