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.
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.
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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.
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Fixed Tiers/ 6 T-Shirt Sizes (XS, S, M, M+, L, XL)
A-la-carte (pooling, bursting)
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|Core Network |
L3 Private Core
L2 Private Core
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Application Proxy: SSL
Application Proxy: CIFS/SMB
Advanced Redundancy Removal (ARR)
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|Multi-Cloud Networking |
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
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|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|
|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.  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.
Aryaka, the Cloud-First WAN and SASE company, and a Gartner “Voice of the Customer” leader, makes it easy for enterprises to consume network and network security solutions delivered as-a-service for a variety of modern deployments. Aryaka uniquely combines innovative SD-WAN and security technology with a global network and a managed service approach to offer the industry’s best customer and application experience. The company’s customers include hundreds of global enterprises including several in the Fortune 100.