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Now in its 3.0 version, VNS3 is the leading application-controlled SDN product on the market, meaning that enterprises can use the security and control features of VNS3 from their application layer rather than the virtual or physical infrastructure layers.

VNS3 works as a hybrid device: it acts as virtual routers, virtual switches, SSL VPN concentrators, IPSec VPN concentrators, firewalls, and protocol re-distributors. The VNS3 managers are configurable in a mesh.

VNS3 can be used to run key business computing topologies that have been moved to a cloud, but need secure access to the corporate datacenter. They can be used to provision development infrastructure on the fly - allowing "N" identical copies of virtual servers to be run simultaneously - identical down to its IP address. Integrating with existing edge and DMZ equipment like IPSec extranet boxes, intrusion prevention, intrusion detection and stateful inspection.

VNS3 doesn't require new knowledge or training to implement. Enterprise application topologies can be easily deployed in a controlled global network, accessible by staff, customers and partners alike, all under the application owner's control.

VNS3 creates an overlay network that gives SmartCloud users control of addressing, topology, protocols, and encrypted communications for SmartCloud users’ devices deployed to virtual infrastructure or cloud computing centers. VNS3 gives SmartCloud users flexibility with control in any third party environments.

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  • + Functional details

    *VNS3 works as a hybrid device that acts as virtual routers, switches, SSL VPN concentrators, IPSec VPN concentrators, firewalls, and protocol re-distributors.

    *VNS3 Managers act as tunnel endpoints for extending datacenter LAN to SCE and between cloud regions and data centers.

    *VNS3 overlay network provides control over: static addressing for cloud devices; topology control by using VNS3 managers as virtual switches, virtual bridges or virtual routers; popular enterprise protocols like UDP Multicast for service discovery; encrypted communications between all devices in the cloud; and encrypted communications to cloud using existing extranet infrastructure.

  • + Business problem

    VNS3 addresses SmartCloud customers’ concerns of: security, connectivity, cloud federation, multicast protocols, IPsec encryption, managing multiple IPsec gateways, using existing software, data centers, and monitoring tools in public or private cloud environments.

  • + Business opportunity

    The software-defined networking feature of VNS3 gives SmartCloud users access, visibility and control from the application layer. Run key business computing topologies in the cloud with the required secure access to the corporate data center.

    VNS3 creates secure and encrypted VPN connections to your cloud deployment using standard IPsec tunnels. Enterprise IT can regain control of addressing, protocols and encrypted communications in SCE environments.

    VNS3's encrypted overlay network allows users to assign IPs and use cloud disabled protocols (e.g. UDP Multicast) required for deployment. VNS3 allows customers to achieve cloud network mobility and agility by extending connectivity to a cloud VNS3 deployment or multiple VNS3 deployments across data centers or cloud regions.

    VNS3 Managers are configurable in a mesh eliminating vendor lock-in and allowing for high availability, geographic distribution, and cloud federation. IBM® SmartCloud users can integrate VNS3 with existing edge and DMZ equipment like IPSsec extranet, intrusion prevention, IDS and stateful inspection devices. VNS3 requires no new knowledge or training to implement.

    VNS3 is a pay-as-you-go virtual network server that eliminates cloud networking risk. Meet compliance requirements with VNS3‘s ability to attest to security and control measures. Users can launch and configure in minutes using a REST API or web-based interface.

  • + Competitive advantage

    VNS3 is the leading application-centric Software Defined Networking (SDN) product. Since its launch in 2008, VNS3 has been used to secure over 40 million virtual device hours in public and private clouds.

    VNS3 addresses pain points such as data encryption in third party environments, network privacy, and access and control from the enterprise and business application perspective.

    VNS3 is the only SDN product that offers both a highly available overlay network and site-to-site IPsec connectivity with end-to-end data in motion encryption.

    CohesiveFT is an IBM® Business Partner - Ready for SmartCloud Services. CohesiveFT was the first third-party server listed in the SCE catalog, and the trial version of VNS3 is still the most used in the catalog. CohesiveFT and VNS3 are vendor, application, OS, and script neutral.

  • + Industries

    Computer Services Industry
       Computer Leasing and Rental
       Computer Maintenance & Services

  • + Solution areas

    Cross industry

  • + Customer size

    Very Small Business (Less than 50 employees)
    Small Business (50 to 99 employees)
    Midmarket Business (100 to 499 employees)
    Midmarket Business (500 to 1000 employees)
    Large Business (greater than 1000 employees)

  • + Languages supported

    English

  • + Countries/regions available for distribution

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  • + Hardware/OS platforms

    • + Hardware

      IBM Systems: BladeCenter
         IBM BladeCenter HSxx (Intel processor-based)
         IBM BladeCenter LSxx (AMD processor-based)


Date last modified:    Jul 25, 2013


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Contact information

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1-312-924-1055

Company

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200 S Wacker
Suite 1500
Chicago, IL 60606
United States

+1 312 9241054

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