Take Command Of SD-WAN Setup Across Distributed Locations With Untangle
by Fleur Doidge, on February 4, 2022
With Untangle's latest Command Center release, MSPs and other IT services providers can streamline the secure setup and management of appliances distributed across multiple locations.
Untangle's SMB IT Security Report has confirmed that a high share of SMB employees could still be working remotely -- with as many as 56% anticipated to continue doing so long term. This adds to the complexity and challenge for companies which are often already operating across two or even more locations.
This not only highlights the need for encrypted connectivity between offices to facilitate secure remote access over the WAN but the benefit of centralised command and management offerings -- like Untangle Command Center -- that can reduce time and complexity of configuration across adds, moves and changes.
The cloud-based Command Center platform simplifies and streamlines SD-WAN setup for services providers as well as SMBs struggling to manage and secure a geographically dispersed operation, helping network admins automatically build a secure network across multiple locations.
Deployment, management and monitoring of solutions including Untangle NG Firewalls and SD-WAN Routers can be done directly from Command Center, via state-of-the-art WireGuard VPN, from any location -- ensuring critical protection and connectivity.
As Heather Paunet, SVP of Product and Marketing at Untangle, explains, Untangle is all about the sub-enterprise market -- safeguarding businesses, home offices, nonprofits, schools and government bodies with its integrated suite of software and appliances.
"Untangle's focus is on giving our partners and customers all the tools they need to protect themselves from the types of cybersecurity attacks and breaches that are headlining news more and more frequently."
Further benefits featured with Untangle Command Center
Untangle Command Center delivers centralised security and distributed network orchestration -- typically a daunting task for IT admins and MSPs alike.
"Command Center makes it easy to monitor and manage your NG Firewall or Micro Edge appliances, whether deploying for the first time with zero-touch provisioning, or pushing policy changes across your network," says the vendor.
"In addition, our partnerships with Bitdefender, Malwarebytes and Webroot give you the ability to identify any threats and start an endpoint protection scan."
Command Center enables one-to-many policy changes across locations as well as automatic appliance synchronisation, allowing users to group, connect and auto-provision appliances -- reducing management overhead.
Appliance status can be understood at a glance with aggregated performance data available for the entire network. Zero-touch provisioning eases remote configuration for customers or partners with limited IT resources.
Monitor connected endpoints with the Untangle Go Command Center mobile app and Command Center integrations with leading cybersecurity specialists, accessing detail on demand about hosts, threats and scans.