Cloud-First Managed SD-WAN Service Honored for Flexibility, Operational Simplicity and Scalable Remote Access Capability
San Mateo, CA. – May 12, 2020 – Aryaka®, the Cloud-First WAN company delivering the #1 managed SD-WAN solution, announced today that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named Aryaka SmartServices – Secure Remote Access (SRA) a 2020 TMCnet Teleworking Solutions Excellence Award winner.
The TMCnet Teleworking Solutions Excellence Award honors available products that help ensure remote workers have access to the same communications and other corporate resources as they would in the office. Whether they are adjusting to new teleworking environments during the COVID-19 pandemic, or had previously adopted technologies in response to an already existing remote workforce trend, the products and services from winners of the 2020 Teleworking Solutions Excellence Award will enable businesses to effectively support their mobile and remote workforces.
“We are honored to receive this award from TMCnet. While SD-WAN technologies have been making inroads into enterprise branch offices and datacenters, remote access has been a key missing link due to a lack of required flexibility, operational simplicity and scalability; all of which are solved by Aryaka’s cloud-first SmartServices with Secure Remote Access,” said Shashi Kiran, CMO at Aryaka. “SmartServices – Secure Remote Access, which requires no architecture changes by the customer, accelerates application performance for remote/mobile employees with the first clientless SD-WAN, and it significantly enhances both on-premises and cloud/SaaS application performance for the remote and mobile workforce without requiring additional hardware or software clients.”
Aryaka’s Secure Remote Access essentially routes all of the organization’s network traffic through a dedicated, SLA-driven global Layer-2 private backbone unencumbered by public internet traffic. The result is an improvement in application performance and remote worker productivity by 2-10x due to management of packet loss, latency and jitter.
Most WAN providers offer some type of remote VPN solution, but they were never designed for “peak capacity”, i.e. to scale for the present situation when nearly all of the employees in a region are working remotely. As a result, local VPN servers are getting overloaded with the number of connections and amount of traffic required to support such a large increase in demand, impacting employee productivity. Business continuity operations require telecommuters to be productive and served by the best possible application experience. The Aryaka SRA Solution delivers a global HOV lane for telecommuters and helps enterprises deal with this situation without significant infrastructure investment or time delays.
For those companies already struggling to accommodate the sharp increase in remote VPN access, Aryaka’s solution can be implemented—remotely—in minutes, without any hardware or software requirements. It allows remote users to connect to any corporate VPN server in the world, making it easily scalable for customer IT departments, while also giving complete transparency and visibility into the network traffic being carried.
“The TMCnet Teleworking Solutions Excellence Award recognizes the best and the most innovative products that this industry has to offer. Aryaka has proven their commitment to quality and the further development of Teleworking Solutions industry through its SmartServices – Secure Remote Access,” said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. “Congratulations to the entire team at Aryaka for earning this great honor. I look forward to seeing more innovative solutions from them as they continue to contribute to the future of Teleworking.”
During the pandemic, Aryaka has experienced strong growth across its global backbone, as well as with SRA customers in particular based on the flexibility and inherent security of its remote access solution.
“An effective home worker solution is critical to maintain productivity in a distributed environment, where employees leverage collaboration, engineering, and other critical enterprise applications,” Kiran concluded
Other Aryaka capabilities leveraged in the current environment include the ability to deploy SD-WAN edge devices remotely for “power users,” such as customer support or executives. The solution also offers a SmartCDN capability that accelerates applications across the globe, which is being leveraged today by some educational institutions.
Today’s announcement comes on the heels of additional recent award wins Aryaka has received.
In April, Aryaka was recognized as a ‘Customer’s Choice’ in the Gartner Peer Insights ‘Voice of the Customer’: WAN Edge Infrastructure (April 2020). Aryaka achieved an overall rating of 4.8 out of 5, and is the only vendor listed that offers a fully-managed SD-WAN service. Additionally, Aryaka was included in the Gartner Competitive Landscape: Managed SD-WAN Services* that profiled a handful of vendors out of the 100+ that Gartner identified.
In February, it was announced that Aryaka customer World Fuel Services had won the 2020 SD-WAN Implementation Award from INTERNET TELEPHONY for their successful SD-WAN deployment. Winners were selected by the INTERNET TELEPHONY editorial team based on the effectiveness and success of their SD-WAN implementations and were honored at this year’s SD-WAN Expo, which took place on February 13 at the Greater Ft. Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
And in January, Aryaka announced its designation as “Great Place to Work-Certified™”. Using a rigorous, data-driven methodology, Great Place to Work validated Aryaka employee feedback and confirmed that 94 percent of its employees have a consistently positive experience at the company. This is complemented by recognition by Inc. Magazine as one of the best workplaces for 2020 based on employee engagement and workplace favorability.
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Aryaka, the Cloud-First WAN company, brings agility, simplicity and a great experience to consuming the WAN-as-a-service. An optimized global network and innovative technology stack delivers the industry’s #1 managed SD-WAN service and sets the gold standard for application performance. Aryaka’s SmartServices platform offers connectivity, application acceleration, security, cloud networking and insights, leveraging global orchestration and provisioning. The company’s customers include hundreds of regional and global enterprises including several in the Fortune 100.
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