Aryaka SmartConnect

The Aryaka SmartConnect SD-WAN service leverages Aryaka’s FlexCoreTM global network fabric, providing the optimal combination of service level guarantees for any site, application, cloud, or user, as-a Service. Aryaka FlexCore maps traffic into one of two transport infrastructures:

The Layer 2 Private Core delivers on guaranteed, deterministic performance and is backed by Aryaka’s award-winning Gold lifecycle services. Aryaka’s Layer 2 Private Core offers deterministic MPLS-like performance at reduced cost, and is the foundation for Aryaka’s SmartConnect Pro service.

The Layer 3 Private Core is built on a best-of-breed, multi-provider backbone and reliably delivers on superior, enhanced internet performance combined with Aryaka’s Silver lifecycle services. Aryaka’s Layer 3 Private Core delivers on far more predictability than the public internet, greatly lowering risk as enterprises increasingly adopt internet connectivity to replace MPLS. Aryaka’s SmartConnect EZ service is based on the Layer 3 Private Core.

Aryaka SmartConnect also provides public internet breakout for non-critical applications as well as built-in MPLS interoperability to smoothly support traditional MPLS-based sites, further facilitating a no-risk migration strategy.

Why Aryaka SmartConnect?

Global Reach with Lightning Performance: The SmartConnect service leverages Aryaka’s FlexCore global backbone network with 40+ points of presence (PoPs) reaching 95%+ of the business population across six continents with sub 30ms latency.

Day-1 Service Level Agreements: No waiting period for “network stabilization.” Service level agreements kick-in on Day-1 for optimal application performance.

High Availability (up to 5 Nines): Aryaka offers multiple levels of redundancy including firstmile/last-mile, CPE and PoP-level. Depending on the SmartConnect service, uptime is 99.999% or 99.99%.

Multi-Cloud Ready: Aryaka SmartConnect offers choice to connect to public clouds, SaaS providers or partner clouds.

Edge and Cloud Security: Aryaka’s SmartConnect includes stateful firewalls, micro-segmentation, and zones within the Aryaka’s managed CPE, the Aryaka Network Access Point (ANAP). It also integrates cloud security and virtual Firewalls that leverage best-in-class security partners.

Secure End-to-End Connectivity: Aryaka procures and manages the first mile/last-mile circuits as an optional service to complement our secure global FlexCoreTM, delivering end-to-end connectivity to any branch, cloud or data center.

Adaptive Traffic Management: Aryaka’s SmartConnect includes sophisticated end-to-end application and network optimization. Last-mile SLAs are further enhanced through intelligent high availability technology as part of the Aryaka FlexCore.

Management and Insights: Aryaka’s managed automation and orchestration capabilities are backed by 24×7 support. The MyAryaka cloud portal with integrated AppAssure gives insightful analytics about the state of the WAN and applications, providing co-management/self-serve capabilities to monitor, manage, and maintain app performance with a single tool.

Flexible WAN Services Architecture

Aryaka SmartConnect Benefits

Fast Deployment Operational Simplicity Lower TCO
  • Deploy sites rapidly in hours/days
  • Connect to clouds seamlessly worldwide
  • Zero-touch deployment for the services edge
  • Unlike Telco/MPLS experience – No complex, multi-vendor stitched together solutions
  • Closed-loop workflows for services and support
  • Fast change management
  • Co-management / white-glove service management options
  • Single vendor with a single point of contact model
  • Customer-centric culture backed by high customer satisfaction / NPS ratings
  • 100% subscription-based model
  • No CAPEX and no rip-and-replace Hardware costs
  • Integrated cloud-first services architecture
  • Choice of right-sized optimal price/performance and service level deployment options

Aryaka FlexCoreTM

Aryaka FlexCoreTM allows customers the flexibility to designate sites according to their performance and service level requirements. SmartConnect Pro sites designated as high performance/ mission-critical have also the flexibility to utilize both of the cores while SmartConnect EZ sites can only use the Layer 3 private core. Enterprises can choose a service optimized for performance and optimized for cost from Aryaka as a single provider.

Aryaka FlexCoreTM also supports AppAssure and Adaptive QoS auto-configuring technologies, which further deliver on complete control over network resource allocation and full, immediate visibility into network and application performance.

Aryaka SmartConnect Overview

Fast Deployment SmartConnect EZ SmartConnect Pro
Fixed Tiers/ 6 T-Shirt Sizes (XS, S, M, M+, L, XL)
A-la-carte (pooling, bursting)


Core Network
L3 Private Core
L2 Private Core
Application Proxy: SSL
Application Proxy: CIFS/SMB
Advanced Redundancy Removal (ARR)


Multi-Cloud Networking
SaaS Peering
Cloud Security Connector (i.e., Zscaler)
Cloud Transport Network (i.e., Azure VWAN, AWS TGW)




Traffic Steering / Link Assure (VPN Path Aryaka)
Path Preference, Path Selection
Path Replication, Load Balancing
Packet Loss Recovery, De-jitter


MPLS Interworking
Hybrid WAN (Internet VPN Path)
Site-to-Site over Internet
Internet Link Assure (Path Preference, Load Balancing, FEC, De-jitter)

(incl. with above)

(incl. with above)
Stateful Firewall L3/L4/App DPI
Hosted/Managed NextGen Firewalls
Aryaka Threat Protect

Upgrade to Aryaka Prime EZ

Upgrade to Aryaka Prime Pro
AppAssure (Observability & Control/DPI)
Private Access (Secure Remote Users) Option Option
SLA/Core Uptime 99.99% 99.999%
Service and Support Silver-level Gold-level

Aryaka SmartConnect EZ and Pro is available in 6 fixed tiers (“T-shirt sizes”) subscribed bandwidth and site licenses for worldwide deployments. [1] SmartConnect Pro is also available as “a-la-carte” bandwidth and separate site licenses with Global and Regional deployment options for customers who prefer a more granular option.

About Aryaka

Aryaka is the leader and first to deliver Unified SASE as a Service, the only SASE solution designed and built to deliver performance, agility, simplicity and security without tradeoffs. Aryaka meets customers where they are on their unique SASE journeys, enabling them to seamlessly modernize, optimize and transform their networking and security environments. Aryaka’s flexible delivery options empower enterprises to choose their preferred approach for implementation and management. Hundreds of global enterprises, including several in the Fortune 100, depend on Aryaka for cloud-based software-defined networking and security services. For more on Aryaka, please visit