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Software-Driven Networking



“Software” will now execute network functions as applications, while hardware will become more homogeneous.


Software-Driven Networking

Our Software-Driven Networking (SDN) solution delivers policy-based automation across the network. You can use its components to optimize data centers, cloud or software-driven WAN operations or automate security policies and remediation.

Our Solution enables the creation of entire networks in software and embeds them in the hypervisor layer, abstracted from the underlying physical hardware. All network components can be provisioned in minutes, without the need to modify the application.

Our platform is also available as a service to deliver consistent networking and security for cloud-native applications. This service improves operational scalability, control and visibility - with lower OpEx - across native public clouds such as AWS.


Use Cases for Software-Driven Networking



NVP treats your physical network as a pool of transport capacity, with network and security services attached to workloads using a policy-driven approach. This automates networking operations and eliminates bottlenecks associated with hardware-based networks.


NVP embeds security functions right into the hypervisor. It delivers micro-segmentation and granular security to the individual workload, enabling a fundamentally more secure data center. Security policies travel with the workloads, independent of where workloads are in the network topology.


NVP enables micro-segmentation and granular security of workloads in virtualized networks, isolating sensitive systems and reducing both risk and scope of compliance. Use NVP to help ensure and demonstrate compliant operations with many regulations such as PCI DSS, HIPAA, FedRAMP, SOC, CJIS, DISA STIG, and more.

Application Continuity

NVP abstracts networking from the underlying hardware and attaches networking and security policies to their associated workloads. Applications and data can reside and be accessible anywhere. Move workloads from one data center to another, or deploy them into a hybrid cloud environment.


Service Insertion

In modern Data Centers, network and compute services either have been or are being decoupled from the physical appliances on which they have traditionally run. In the past, a datacenter service required traffic to be steered through a series of such appliances in order to be serviced appropriately, through services such as firewalls, intrusion detection and prevention, and load balancing services. As infrastructure services transition from physical appliances to software functions, it becomes possible to deploy these services with greater granularity by inserting them into a specific forwarding path. Combining multiple functions in this manner is generally referred to as a service chain or service graph.

Once infrastructure services are defined and instantiated in software, they can be created, configured, inserted, and deleted dynamically between any two endpoints in the infrastructure. This allows the deployment and configuration of these services to be automated and orchestrated as part of a Software-Driven Data Center (SDDC).

Service insertion in the context of Microsegmentation allows granular security policies to be driven at the unit or application level rather than at the network or subnet level. This enables the creation and management of functional groupings of workloads and applications within the datacenter, regardless of the underlying physical network topology.

This capability dramatically shortens the amount of time required to deploy an end-to-end service for a customer or internal use, as segmentation and servicing can be defined and deployed using centralized automation and orchestration tools