Real Customers. Real Solutions.

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.

MTech Communications

Geography

Africa

Product Used

VNS3

Problem
MTech started in 2001 to  create, aggregate, and deliver mobile content to both mobile users and marketers across African network carriers. Carriers require direct connections, yet the cloud’s ephemeral VPN addressing does not work with direct connections.

Solution
MTech began by moving their servers to Amazon AWS, but realized they could not direct connect to AWS VPNs. Rather than adding hops to the network, MTech added VNS3 as a virtual router and firewall between AWS servers and partners’ gateways.

Outcome
Adding VNS3 virtual networking allows MTech to connect directly to their telecom partners’ infrastructure. Since working with VNS3, MTech has more than doubled revenues, saved nearly 40% on infrastructure costs, added customers, and expanded partner relationships throughout Sub-Saharan Africa.

Sigma Móviles

Geography

S America

Product Used

VNS3 in Azure

Solution

Cloud VPN

Problem
Peruvian Sigma Móviles uses Microsoft Azure to host and connect their mobile application development services around the world. Yet within the Azure network, the virtual network settings did not allow for the full flexibility Sigma Móviles and their partners needed.

Solution
Sigma Móviles uses VNS3 to connect their virtual machines (VMs) to their partners over VPN using secure, encrypted IPsec tunnels. VNS3 allows them to connect to Azure as well as their partners’ hardware networking devices.

Outcome
Sigma Móviles has been able to save on CapEx expenses and has cost savings. “Sigma Móviles setup would not have been possible using the basic Virtual Network adapters in Azure,” said Paolo Cuadros Information Technology Manager at Sigma Móviles.

European-based Mobile App Developer

Geography

Europe

Product Used

VNS3

Problem
Customer wanted to connect their cloud-based app servers to portfolio of APAC telco partners (revenue sources). Customer had to use exact IP addresses (private LANs) as dictated by partners. Customer needed to keep customer traffic separate and isolated and use standard extra-net technology.

Solution

  • VNS3 created a segmented overlay network capable of running in multiple regions if needed
  • Instance-based solution used pay-as-you-go virtual appliances
  • Overlay enforced partner segmentation and allowed customer to define their own address pools as dictated by partners
  • Guaranteed encryption for all customer session tokens and payment information data in motion

Outcome
Customer created secure, attested POPs in multiple regions that pass security tests. Customer abstracted from the cloud vendors’ address scheme to create a scalable, pay as you go solution that matched the business model.

Leader in Mobile Device Management

Geography

Global

Product Used

VNS3

Problem
Customer needed true end-to-end security to ensure encrypted data-in-motion from each end customer site into their dedicated device management system.

Solution
Customer used a VNS3 Controller in each dedicated deployment of their mobile device management solutions. Each end customer connected via VNS3 IPsec tunnels from their on-premise site to Customer’s dedicated solution.

Outcome
End customers’ data centers achieved true end-to-end security. Customer was able to use the cloud to connect to each individual mobile device.

UK’s Largest Mobile Retailer

Geography

Europe

Product Used

VNS3

Problem
Telecom retail and services giant wanted to productize their mobile, fixed line and broadband provisioning software. They built out their offering as a SaaS offering in AWS but needed added security and connectivity.

Solution
VNS3 secured all public and private VLAN traffic for each customer deployment allowing adherence to international Data Protection Standards.

Outcome
Customer successfully built out an overlay network over the top of existing mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) infrastructure to connect their MVNO carrier partners and their MVNO brand.

UK’s Largest Mobile Network Operator

Geography

Europe

Product Used

VNS3

Solution

Private Cloud

Problem
One of the largest European mobile network operators was looking to connect several “super sites” that were formerly all independent MPLS networks. Super site connectivity was required so they could extend their VMware internal private cloud across each site to create one federated internal cloud.

Solution
The customer used VNS3 to create an Overlay Network across all super sites to provide them with topology and addressing control. They used the single network to create a flat Hadoop and distributed file system to handle moving big data workloads around from site to site.

Outcome
The customer created a single federated internal cloud on top of existing distributed physical infrastructure. Additionally the customer was able to offer the same federated cloud to its “piggy back operators” by creating isolated VNS3 Overlay Networks for each on top of their network.

Global Prepaid Solution for Mobile

Geography

Europe

Product Used

VNS3

Problem
Customer wanted to use cloud computing to extend the reach of their pre-paid cards, money transfers, and lottery services. They needed to securely connect to traditional financial services, telecoms and regional distribution partners.

Solution
VNS3 established a cloud-based partner network with secure network edge connectivity, encrypted data-in-motion, and integrated partner service solutions.

Outcome
Customer confidently and securely extended its services to additional partners and distribution channels. Customer gained deeper confidence in the security of their customer and partner information assets.

SMS, Email and Web Advertising Services

Geography

S America

Product Used

VNS3

Problem
To deliver their self-managed web platform for end customers to send bulk mail and SMS, Customer needed a way to connect VPN site-to-site tunnels using a public IP as the encryption domain.

Solution
VNS3 provides encrypted IPsec and NAT-T tunnels between Customer and their end customers.

Outcome
After an initial test, Customer successfully connected their IPsec tunnels to a major South American telecom provider.

Cell Phones & Mobile Hotspots for Students

Geography

N America

Solution

Rapid Dev/Test

Problem
The educational technology is delivered from the Amazon AWS based instances. They needed to a establish a VPN to a customer that could not use AWS VPC, but needed to access a private IP address.

Solution
VNS3 allowed the customer to establish an IPsec connection to their connecting party to allow access to their development and testing environments in AWS.

Outcome
The customer has been successfully using VNS3 Lite Edition in a Pay-As-You-Go license from the AWS Marketplace. After help from Cohesive Networks support team, the customer expanded their usage to 6 encrypted IPsec endpoints connecting to multi-region AWS resources.

R&D in Telecommunications

Geography

Africa

Product Used

VNS3

Solution

Cloud VPN

Problem
For a proof of concept with a telecom customer, the company needed to connect via for regulatory purposes.

Solution
The POC began smoothly, running 2 linux servers behind a Cisco ASA firewall and connecting via VNS3 to servers in AWS.

Outcome
The customer successfully tested VNS3 in the customer POC, and plans to use VNS3 SME editions in the future as they connect to more telecom partners and customers.

Voice Over IP (VOIP) and Softphone Telecom

Geography

Middle East

Problem
The company invented voice over IP (VOIP) telephony with their flagship brand. They needed to connect to non RFC 1918 IP addresses (public IP address blocks) over virtual networks.

Solution
The customer found VNS3:vpn in the AWS Marketplace. Cohesive Networks support helped the IT teams negotiate connections using public IP addresses for VNS3 encrypted domains.

Outcome
Using peered VNS3 SME editions, the customer was able to reach from the simulated customer network using public IP addresses to and from the AWS-based EIP address.

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