Mobile Users Need Elastic Applications 

Mobility has been a trend for the last several decades, but the global pandemic has only added fuel to the fire. Companies are now moving applications to cloud and edge computing to provide better user experience.

This instantly creates a hybrid cloud scenario, where applications rapidly move into the cloud and still need to access on-premises backends and services.

Companies need speed and agility to support migration, without compromising cybersecurity.

 

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VPN Hasn't Kept Up With Changing Business Needs

The VPN has been the traditional workhorse for connecting IP networks, but it dates back to 1995!  It was designed for a different time with different needs - a time when enterprise networks were reasonably static. The model of connecting IP networks together with VPN is becoming increasingly difficult in the age of dynamic computing.

Enterprise application teams are increasingly turning to new tools like CoIP Access Platform to get projects done quickly, more securely, and future-proofed against new business requirements.

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The Solution: Connect Applications, Not Networks

The CoIP AppLink session tunnel works as an application connector — it connects applications in any environment, without requiring support from the underlying network infrastructure, by creating a virtual interface for secure overlay communications.

Built on the principles of Zero Trust, CoIP Access Platform authenticates users, endpoints, applications, and services using policy-based connectivity and strong trust factors. It can deploy as a SaaS or as a virtual appliance, without touching existing corporate VPNs, routers, or firewalls. Application teams can set up and manage their own application-centric connectivity , without having to file tickets to the corporate IT infrastructure team for support.

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Simple to Deploy and Configure

For teams looking to connect applications across any cloud, CoIP Access Platform deployment could not be easier. Just install the zLink sensor into the endpoint (server or VM), specify connectivity policies, and applications will then connect via the CoIP SASE overlay.

It's easy to connect cloud VMs to an existing on-premises service, such as a directory service or code repository.  Just deploy a Gateway Proxy close to the service; remote application endpoints will then be able to access the service through the CoIP overlay proxy.

The application connector is installed as a user space agent, so there is no need to modify applications or install kernel modules.

All of this can be done…

  • Without configuring a VPN or MPLS transport
  • Without opening firewalls
  • Without connecting networks – no BGP
  • In minutes
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DEPLOYS AS SOFTWARE

More Infrastructure? Nope.

Customers can deploy a self-hosted service as virtual appliances on the cloud marketplace, or choose a hosted SaaS from Zentera's global datacenters (Zentera Air).

No VPN, router, or firewall changes are needed to quickly support a variety of different cloud migration scenarios.

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DECOUPLED FROM FIREWALLS

Authenticate with a Zero Trust Overlay

Today, many applications for backend services and support are not connected across the cloud, and any effort to do so will trigger security concerns. With no global cloud network or available VPN to provision, the backend service and operations team is in a predicament. How do you connect client-server applications without worrying about opening firewalls?

CoIP Access Platform shifts the attention from the traditional network over to the application. All endpoints and applications are authenticated through a centralized policy database that specifies micro-segmentation and firewall as a service rules.

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