SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS PROPERTY)–Cloudflare, Inc., a security, performance and reliability company that helps build a better Internet. (NYSE: NET), today announced Magic WAN Connector, an open source software-defined software package that makes it easier than ever for everyone. business to connect and protect their entire corporate network with Cloudflare. With Magic WAN Connector, Cloudflare One is now a truly integrated SASE security and networking solution to protect and accelerate the performance of enterprise devices, applications and networks. In addition, Cloudflare announced new participants in the Network On-ramp partner program, as well as OEMs, to give customers flexibility and freedom of choice no matter how they connect to Cloudflare’s network.
“The future of work requires flexible IT infrastructure. When I talk to CIOs working to support their evolving workforces, they want a vendor that can offer them everything they need,” said Matthew Prince, Cloudflare’s co-founder and CEO. “That means securely connecting remote workers, offices, data centers or even multiple cloud deployments, IT teams don’t have to sacrifice speed or security to keep their businesses productive. With the addition of the Magic WAN Connector to Cloudflare One, we now offer one of the most comprehensive SASE solutions available today.”
Enterprises have struggled to move from fragmented and patchy legacy architectures to modern zero-trust networks due to the complexity and cost of coordinating with dozens of different security and network vendors. According to Gartner®, “By 2025, one-third of new SASE deployments will be based on a single-vendor SASE offering, up from 10% in 2022.*”
The Magic WAN Connector is an open source software-defined software package that securely connects a physical network such as an office, manufacturing facility, or retail store; or virtual, such as private cloud ownership — automatically configuring secure tunnels and routing policies, directing traffic to Cloudflare’s global network. As part of the comprehensive Cloudflare One SASE solution, it provides access to a full suite of security tools, including Zero Secure Network Access (ZTNA), Data Loss Prevention (DLP), Intrusion Detection System (IDS), Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) allows ) and more. It can be used seamlessly with other on-ramps to the Cloudflare network, including the WARP device client, the Cloudflare Tunnel application layer connector, and direct connections through the Cloudflare Network Interconnect.
Magic WAN Connector can be deployed as a virtual machine on a physical device or cloud service or OEM hardware, giving customers unparalleled flexibility and freedom of choice in how they connect to Cloudflare’s global network. Cloudflare announces partnership with certified bare metal OEM hardware companies. Customers can work with additional channel partners in the Cloudflare One Partner Program ecosystem to support Magic WAN Connector installation and deployment and manage OEM partner hardware lifecycles.
With the launch of the Magic WAN Connector and Cloudflare’s expanded partnership, businesses of any size can easily migrate to Cloudflare’s modern SASE architecture – reducing costs, increasing simplicity and accelerating deployments. With Magic WAN Connector, customers now:
- Connect every office, data center and cloud estate: Magic WAN Connector replaces connectivity and security solutions in offices and remote locations with a single vendor SASE solution managed from a common dashboard.
- However, and place it where businesses want: Cloudflare is an open source Magic WAN Connector to provide the highest flexibility, allowing organizations to deploy network functionality on the hardware platform of their choice, reducing their exposure to supply chain issues.
- Make the most of every Internet connection: Magic WAN Connector software provides traffic routing, load balancing and failover; application-aware traffic management and shaping; and automatic configuration and orchestration to ensure traffic from customer locations to the Cloudflare network is secure, fast and reliable.
- Modernize their network and security architecture: Customers can prepare their organizations for hybrid deployments, reduce attack surface area, and increase employee productivity using advanced traffic management features and fully integrated security that eliminates the need to return traffic to the hub.
In addition to the inclusion of OEM partners, Cloudflare has expanded its Network On-ramp Partnerships to include more SD-WAN devices compatible with Magic WAN, giving customers more ways to connect to Cloudflare’s network. To see the full list or if you are interested in joining the partner program, please see the partner page here.
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* Gartner Market Guide for Single-Vendor SASE, 09/28/2022, Neil MacDonald, John Watts, Jonathan Forest, Andrew Lerner
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