The ‘data center’ is no longer the center of enterprise data
The traditional network architecture was built around securing, accessing, and managing enterprise data that was consolidated in the ‘data center.’ Then came the cloud. Slowly but surely, the information and workload that once resided in data center, moved.
The center of enterprise data became not only the ‘data center, but also AWS, Microsoft, Salesforce, and a host of other cloud service providers. The hub and spoke model of accessing and protecting that data became not only inefficient, but ineffective.
What was needed was a new paradigm that extended the WAN beyond the data center to the multicloud environment in which the modern enterprise operates. Enter the Apcela Arcus Platform.
Rethinking the Enterprise WAN
A software-defined approach
Apcela Arcus Platform allows enterprises to easily plug their existing network into a software-defined WAN that was built for today’s multicloud environment. Delivered as a service, Apcela is applying the speed and flexibility that we’ve grown to love about the cloud, to the network that connects it.
Apcela Arcus Secure
Apcela Arcus Secure layers on top of Apcela Arcus Connect to enable an enterprise to distribute security to the edge. Leveraging AppHubs in Apcela’s global network, Apcela Arcus Secure lets network security teams lift the security stack that traditionally sat at the data center and shift it to the cloud.
Apcela Arcus Platform
Security at the Edge
We enable enterprises to make this network security transition through the use of our 60+ AppHubs deployed in carrier neutral exchanges around the world. AppHubs act as micro data centers in the cloud, distributing and pushing the security stack closer to end users. This provides an operationally manageable number of firewalls while not compromising performance.
More than just Firewalls
Apcela Arcus Secure goes well beyond just next generation firewalls (NGFW). From Intrusion Detection and Protection Systems (IDS/IPS) to Secure Web Gateways (SWG) and Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASB), Apcela Arcus Secure allows teams to easily apply and manage security policies to a WAN built for the cloud.
24/7 SOC and NOC Support
Apcela Arcus Secure is then monitored and managed through Apcela’s state-of-the-art Network and Security Operation Centers (NOC and SOC). Dedicated to supporting customer needs at any time, day or night, Apcela’s operations and engineering teams include CCIE certified engineers skilled in layer 1, 2, and 3 networking, DWDM, CWDM, SD-WAN, Network Security, and Network Orchestration Tools.