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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.

Trek10

Geography

N America

Product Used

VNS3

Problem Trek10 SI enables customers to use public cloud, with a focus on AWS. Customers with existing IT infrastructure and complex network set ups cannot connect using overlapping CIDR ranges, public to private IP addresses, and cross-cloud connections.

Solution Trek10 recommends  VNS3 to connect seamlessly via an overlay network to overcome any issues with overlapping CIDR ranges, IPsec and remote access SSL VPNs, and IP address overlaps in AWS. Customers using Azure, AWS, and on-premise can manage and connect networks with one logical overlay network.

Outcome Trek10 can meet end customer demands and deliver extended capabilities with VNS3-based overlay networks.

Content Management System Integrator

Geography

N America

Product Used

VNS3

Problem Customer wanted to provide cloud-hosted content management systems using Drupal, essentially providing cloud-hosted “Content Management-as-a-Service”.

Solution VNS3 overlay network deployed on Amazon AWS provided encryption for all data-in-motion, and encrypted access to data center resources via IPsec as required by end users.

Outcome Customer provided secure access to their scalable cloud-hosted content management solution.  They were able to construct a subscription, cloud-based extension to their existing product and solution expertise.

Indian Technology Consultants

Geography

Asia

Product Used

VNS3

Solution

Cloud VPN

Problem
The India-based technology consulting and mobile application developer had an AWS EC2-based instance that needed to connect to a Cisco ASA device over a VPN tunnel.

Solution
From the AWS Marketplace, the team used VNS3:vpn to create an IPsec tunnel between their customers’ machines behind a Cisco ASA device over the public internet to AWS EC2 via an encrypted connection.

Outcome
Within 2 months, the team moved the VNS3:vpn connection to production. In another month, the customer launched additional VNS3 devices for other customers and continue to add IPsec tunnels for connectivity.

Risk and Compliance IT Consulting

Geography

N America

Product Used

VNS3

Problem
Customer wanted to deploy “continuation of operations” system integration services via the cloud as an option to their on-premise infrastructure. Customer’s concern was making the cloud as easy to use as their dedicated infrastructure for customers. This meant supporting a wide variety of connectivity devices and parameter sets not available via a cloud service provider like AWS.

Solution
VNS3 provided edge connectivity solutions for the customer as well as the ability to use virtual VLANs. The virtual VLANs acted as encrypted VLANs defined in software for their deployments.

Outcome
Customer made cloud facilities “look and feel” to the customer like they were connecting to the services originally offered to them in the data center.

Global, Independent System Integrator

Geography

N America

Product Used

VNS3

Problem
A large independent SI wanted to be able to pursue a number of internal and external customer programs utilizing public cloud. The complexity of integrating cloud with their global internal program infrastructure was a major roadblock. Concerns centered around both infrastructure integration and security.

Solution
VNS3 was used across an array of initiatives for cloud connectivity, disaster recover testing and production-ready projects, capacity overflow, and customer/partner networks.

Outcome
Customer extended the traditional hosting model logically to public cloud using a simple but critical networking solution that was comfortable to the offshore staff. They were able to use additional cloud networking capabilities to build new internal disaster recovery service offerings for end customers looking to use cloud-based solutions.

Computer Network and IT Support

Geography

Europe

Product Used

VNS3

Problem
The company had a small business customer that was running IKE phase 1, which is not compatible with most cloud-based networks. In order to migrate the customer from hyperV to Azure, they needed a VPN and routing solution.

Solution
The company recommended VNS3 to help the SME smoothly migrate from systems using older IKE phase 1 IPsec connections to translate the routes into cloud-friendly IKE phase 2.

Outcome
The customer uses a VNS3:net Lite edition to fill all their routing needs to Azure. From testing to troubleshooting to production, the process took 5 days for the Centric team. They plan to add more IPsec connections in the future.

Cloud Services Provider & Reseller

Geography

N America

Product Used

VNS3

Problem
As part of their cloud services, the company needed a way to ease networking transitions to cloud. Some legacy gear require connections over IKE phase 1, NAT-T or Native IPsec, public IP addresses in private networks, and other compatibility requests.

Solution
The company’s founders had used VNS3 in previous IT roles, and recommend Cohesive Networks products and services to their end customers.

Outcome
In addition to recommending VNS3 to customers, the company usess VNS3 in their internal network operations center (NOC) to connect their customers back to their management  and monitoring networks.

Specialist Security SI

Geography

N America

Product Used

VNS3

Problem
The company specializes in security services. They wanted to use cloud for a new set of offerings. Given their reputation in their market, it was critical they secure services beyond standard cloud offerings, especially when connecting partner networks to their cloud-based infrastructure.

Solution
VNS3 was used to construct a secure infrastructure in a public cloud, configured using a security lattice approach. This allowed encrypted data-in-motion, additional firewalling, and the ability to integrate multiple existing data centers.

Outcome
The customer was able to leverage cloud, deliver new services, reduce investment in new physical infrastructure – all with the confidence that their security brand strength would not be put at risk.

IT & AWS Migration Consultants

Geography

N America

Product Used

VNS3

Solution

Cloud VPN

Problem
In their work connecting customers to the Amazon AWS cloud, this SI runs into network and connectivity issues bridging legacy devices, multiple AWS regions, and industry regulation security parameters.

Solution
VNS3 helps the company customers use cloud without any additional migration headaches. Initially called in for VPN solutions, the company now uses VNS3 to mange routing and security projects.

Outcome
The company currently uses VNS3 with two end customers. As they grow their AWS customers, VNS3:ms and VNS3:ha will help them manage and failover their customers’ environments.

UK Amazon Systems Integrator

Geography

Europe

Product Used

VNS3 in AWS

Solution

Cloud VPN

Problem
The UK based systems integrator recently became an Amazon AWS partners, and help their end customers connect and deploy to AWS.

Solution
From initial trials and referrals, the company contacted Cohesive Networks support for help creating an encrypted IPsec tunnel without leaving any vulnerable ports open.

Outcome
The company uses VNS3:vpn directly from the AWS Marketplace to solve issues with AWS connectivity and security.

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