Array Networks Inc. is excited as its groundbreaking AVX Series Network Functions Platforms has been selected to serve as the basis for a new Web Application Firewall managed service. This global, Tier-1 telecom service provider operates multiple International Data Centers (IDCs) and hosts thousands of websites for multiple organizations across a broad range of industries.
AVX Series runs virtual networking and security virtual appliances to deliver high-performance managed service for thousands of websites globally.
To name a few, the customers span across government, finance, manufacturing, online gaming, and e-commerce. When these customers demanded a managed service offering that could protect their respective web sites, the service provider’s IDC teams created a solution based on the AVX Network Functions Platforms running Array’s virtual Application Delivery Controller (ADC) and WebRAY’s RayWAF virtual Web Application Firewall (WAF).
Tier-1 Global Service Provider selected AVX Series as Foundation for WAF-as-a-Service.
“Service providers of all sizes are struggling with the need to differentiate service offerings in order to stand out in a highly competitive market, while at the same time holding the line on costs and maintaining SLAs,” said Paul Andersen, Array’s vice President of Sales and Marketing. “The AVX Series provides the best of both worlds – the agility and low cost of virtual appliances coupled with the guaranteed performance of dedicated appliances – allowing service providers to quickly create robust, targeted service offerings that can begin generating revenues and ROI in weeks, not months.”
The AVX series of network functions platforms are hyperconverged appliances that are designed specifically to run networking and security Virtual Appliances (VAs) while addressing the most difficult challenges of network services virtualization that face managed service providers (MSPs) of all sizes. The hybrid architecture of Array AVX platforms is unique in the industry and provides significant service differentiation.
AVX platforms provides a vendor-neutral platform that supports Array VAs, third-party VAs and OpenSource VAs at scale. The platform drives down the cost of HW and SW, as well as space, power, cooling and provisioning. In addition, managing a plethora of discrete appliances, the service provider is saving on rack space, as well as power, cooling and cabling costs.