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Our products and services are critical elements of customers' cloud-based business operations. The following solutions cases are anonymous to protect the integrity of our customer deployments and are grouped by customer industry and type.

Geezeo

Geography

N America

Product Used

VNS3

Solution

Cloud VPN

Problem Geezeo started using cloud networking with AWS in 2009 but needed to build a switching tunnel architecture between AWS applications and customer data centers. Geezeo needed to set up multiple IPsec tunnels to banking and cloud-based partners.

Solution Geezeo picked VNS3 because it was “not a traditional datacenter or product.” VNS3 acts “as a giant edge kit” and manages 30 IPsec tunnels to keep traffic between partners, customers, and Geezeo infrastructure separate and compliant.

Outcome Since implementing VNS3, Geezeo has quickly scaled up. They grew from 4 customers to more than 400 banks and credit unions.

PayNearMe

Geography

N America

Product Used

VNS3

Solution

Cloud VPN

Challenge  PayNearMe enables end consumers to pay cash for bills and services through their payment network.  PayNearMe must connect multiple VPN endpoints in cloud and on-prem.

Solution  VNS3 lets PayNearMe uses both an AWS region and a colocation environment to connect multiple VPN endpoints.

Outcome Partners and merchant customers are able to connect to the PayNearMe networks as if they are one logical resource. The VNS3 overlay network adds AES 156-bit encryption inside AWS regions, allowing PayNearMe to surpass security standards and handle transactions and customer data without any security worry.

Banking Products for Online and Mobile Channels

Geography

N America

Product Used

VNS3

Problem Customer wanted to connect many mobile banking and financial customers to a common infrastructure. Their multi-tenant infrastructure enabled them to serve many customers from a common platform, but needed secure connectivity with minimal complexity.

Solution VNS3 created a connection “edge” enveloping the customer’s multi-tenant deployment in cloud infrastructure.  Simultaneously, VNS3 allowed Customer to use a “security lattice” approach to encrypt critical data-in-motion.

Outcome
Customer was able to bring its clients quickly to its cloud-based banking platform. They are able to focus with greater intensity on improving the platform as a result of being able to connect to their customers using standard IPSec equipment including Cisco, Juniper, Checkpoint, Watchguard, Nortel and more.

Marketplace for Financial Apps and Reports

Geography

N America

Product Used

VNS3

Solution

Rapid Dev/Test

Problem Customer needed separate development, staging and production environments in multiple AWS regions but found the standard routing security and connectivity to be “too clunky.”

Solution VNS3 helps the customer connect their two AWS VPCs via an overlay network for developers to connect to the network to perform updates and make configuration changes.  Encrypted data-in-motion was critical to the endeavor.

Outcome Customer created a dev/test environment and a staging/production environment in AWS using VNS3 overlay networks. Customer plans to expand with new customers and geographies.

Online Investment Platforms

Geography

Europe

Product Used

VNS3

Problem
A provider of investing platforms for advisors, DIY investors, and institutions needed to establish a VPN in a production environment between their AWS resources and on-premises datacenter.

Solution
VNS3 set up the customer with an overlay network VPN using 2 IPsec tunnels. The tunnels connected a secondary back up route to AWS via Direct Connect.

Outcome
They began their VPN connection immediately with a VNS3:net Lite Edition to establish a twin tunnels to UK  data centers.

Secure Banking Products for Mobile

Geography

N America

Product Used

VNS3

Solution

Partner/Customer

Problem The banking products company needed to migrate workloads to AWS but the VPN services inside Amazon limited their ability to access remote servers.

Solution
VNS3 allows Customer to use additional connections for each customer IP address, change the pre-shared key (PSK), and connect multiple VPN endpoints in a single region..

Outcome
Customer can now interoperate with multiple VPNs seamlessly and have multiple connections to the same remote VPN server from different VPCs.

US “Over-the-Counter” Trading Software

Geography

N America

Product Used

VNS3

Problem
A provider of an AWS-based trading software platform enables firms to use derivatives to hedge interest rate risks in a Dodd-Frank compliant manner. They needed to connect multiple endpoints into AWS, but was limited by VPC endpoint maximums.

Solution
Trek10, Cohesive Networks SI partner, was helping the company migrate to the Amazon cloud and recommended VNS3. As their cloud use case grew more complex, they recommended using VNS3:ms and VNS3:ha for network management and high availability.

Outcome
Trek10 helped the company migrate from AWS test environments to production, using VNS3 along every step.

Investments and Online Trading

Geography

N America

Product Used

VNS3

Problem
The company needed to migrate existing VPNs to LexisNexis. A development VPN is in the production account needed to migrate to a new VPC in a different account. The second VPN was a production VPN that also needed to move to an existing Amazon VPC.

Solution
Cohesive Networks SI partner Six Nines recommended VNS3 to migrate and connect to LexisNexis. Cohesive support teams helped the SI migrate the IPsec endpoints and smoothly transition the VPNs.

Outcome
OnceLexisNexis completed a new IPsec configuration of the backend of the VPN, they was able to connect in 1 day.

Cash Management SaaS

Geography

Europe

Product Used

VNS3

Solution

Cloud VPN

Problem
In order to connect consumers to market leading interest rates and cash accounts, the company needed to connect an external server to their AWS deployments in multiple AWS regions in Europe.

Solution
After connecting the Amazon VPC with three servers in Ireland, VNS3 helped the team added more routes to AWS Frankfurt for better connectivity and high availability.

Outcome
After 6 months of continuous usage, the company has upgraded from the VNS3:vpn free version to VNS3 Lite directly through the AWS Marketplace.

Investment Management Firm

Geography

N America

Product Used

VNS3

Problem
The financial firm needed to set up a dedicated IPSec tunnel to partners using AES 256-bit encryption from inside an AWS VPC, as well as added redundancy to ensure their tunnels stay up in case of network connectivity issues.

Solution Using VNS3, Customer created two tunnels to their partner, with the first tunnel for http requests that are non-latency sensitive and a second tunnel for failover. The VNS3 tunnels create isolated cloud-based environments to meet PCI compliance.

Outcome Since implementing VNS3, Customer has considerably reduced the scope of PCI audits and has adopted Cohesive’s approach to the NIST Cybersecurity Framework.

Major Mutual Fund Manager

Geography

N America

Product Used

VNS3

Problem One of the most recognized mutual fund families wanted to compute financial metrics beyond their internal infrastructure. Because of security demands surrounding data and algorithmic routines it was vital that all data in motion and at rest be encrypted.

Solution
Cohesive Networks’s VNS3 and services helped Customer connect data center applications to secure cloud-based compute grids on demand. Using public cloud VLAN isolation, VNS3 adds full end-to-end encryption and a highly available network. VNS3 secures and segments applications deployed to the private data center allowing the customer to enforce security policies at the application layer.

Outcome Customer was able to compute new financial metric sets which had never been available to them before – incorporating the results in on-demand reports providing greater information and satisfaction to their clients. With VNS3, Customer meets PCI and FIMSA requirements while saving on the costs of physical infrastructure.

Accounts Receivable and Payments Software

Geography

N America

Product Used

VNS3

Problem Customer wanted to build out their next generation of services in the cloud. Given the nature of their debt recovery systems and solutions clients, privacy and regulation are very important. Customer needed a higher level of VPN encryption than offered by AWS as well as a way to connect all of their customers’ dedicated VPCs together securely, but as separate networks.

Solution VNS3 created one central management VPC to connect to customer networks via IPsec. The VNS3 controller in this management VPC was then connected to another VNS3 controller in each individual customer VPC.

Outcome Customer created a central VPC for outbound connections. They control the keys and the level of security, meaning their operation teams had only one central area to manage rather than each customer VPC. VNS3’s NAT-ing capabilities were able to handle the overlapping customer subnets.

Peer to Peer Payment App

Geography

N America

Product Used

VNS3

Problem
For connectivity between Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure, the company needed to route traffic from AWS VPN clients to Azure VLANs.

Solution
They began with a VNS3:vpn (free edition) in the AWS Marketplace, and after a few days of testing upgraded from a simple site-to-site VPN connection to a multiple VNS3 Overlay network setup for two-controller mesh for redundancy.

Outcome
The company quickly tested and upgraded from VNS3:vpn to multiple VNS3 Controllers, each connecting to a AWS peer, in both production and staging. They duplicated the site-to-site setup in testing. With help from Cohesive Networks support the time from initial testing to final production set up, the process took less than 2 months.

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