SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwired - October 10, 2017) - FatPipe® Networks, the inventor and multiple patents holder of software-defined networks for wide area connectivity and hybrid WANs, today announced the launch of a multi-function VNF (Virtualized Network Function) to its family of SD-WAN solutions.

FatPipe VNF™ integrates SD-WAN functionality with routing, firewall, security, DPI (Deep Packet Inspection), QoS, WAN Optimization and DNS (Domain Name System) management to enable the digital transformation of NFV (Network Functions Virtualization). This high-performance VNF solution allows enterprises and organizations the ability to easily add and deploy more NFV without the complexity of multi-vendor interactions. FatPipe VNF has been implemented on several NFV hypervisors (virtual machine monitors), including OpenStack, AWS, Azure, VMware and Wind River.

"The FatPipe VNF could help enterprises more easily deploy NFV, which has been previously constrained due to the difficulties involved with multiple-vendor components required for a successful NFV implementation, including OpenStack," said 451 Research's Senior Analyst Networking, Jim Duffy.

FatPipe VNF is also available on FatPipe-branded hardware. When selecting FatPipe hardware, customers will have the option of choosing a purpose-built hardware or opt for hardware built with OpenStack and the FatPipe VNF pre-installed, the latter allowing third-party VNFs to be loaded onto FatPipe hardware. FatPipe has been shipping SD-WAN products since 2001.

Virtual network functions can be added from FatPipe's growing ecosystem of VNF partners, or from any OpenStack-compatible provider. Features of FatPipe VNF with integrated, licensable features include:

  • SD-WAN
  • Bandwidth Spectrum Ranging from 1Mbps to 10Gbps
  • Internet Application Path Control
  • FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standards) 140-2 Certified VPN Encryption
  • IPS (Intrusion Prevention System) / IDS (Intrusion Detection System)
  • DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) Mitigation
  • DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) Server
  • Inbound DNS (Domain Name System) Management
  • Web Filtering
  • WAN Optimization / Bandwidth Reduction
  • Granular and Holistic Network Visibility
  • OpenStack-based host platform for hosting third-party VNFs

"OpenStack is becoming the standard for virtualization of network functions," said FatPipe's CTO Sanch Datta. "By building an integrated VNF/SD-WAN that's branded-to-deployment of OpenStack, we can reduce the complexities and barriers to entry for enterprise NFV deployments. We expect this to have a similar benefit to NFV adoption as commercially branded Linux software had for enterprise adoption."

About FatPipe Networks

FatPipe® Networks invented the concept of software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) and hybrid WANs that eliminate the need for hardware and software, or cooperation from ISPs and allows companies and service providers to control multi-link network traffic. FatPipe currently has 11 U.S. patents and more than 180 technology claims related to multipath, software-defined networking and selective encryption of broadband networks. FatPipe technology provides the world's best intra-corporate wide area network solutions that transcend Internet and other network failures to maintain business continuity and high transmission security. FatPipe, with several thousand customers, has offices in the United States and around the world, with more than 700 resellers worldwide including almost all national resellers in the US. For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter @FatPipe_Inc.

FatPipe is a registered trademark and FatPipe VNF is a trademark of FatPipe, Inc. Other product and company names herein may be trademarks of their registered owners.

Contact Information:

Terry May
FatPipe Networks
+1 801.683-5656 x 1126