VNS3 for AWS Cloud Security

An API-driven cloud edge controller that gives you full ownership of your AWS cloud. VNS3 is the all-in-one solution for building, securing and automating your networks.

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VNS3 for Any AWS Cloud Deployment

Cohesive VNS3 is the best cloud security and networking solution for your AWS VPC, hybrid-cloud, or public cloud deployment. VNS3 enables you to build your own overlay networks with encrypted, controlled, and monitored access over top of any IaaS network. VNS3 doesn’t require new knowledge or training to implement, so you can integrate with existing network equipment. Increase savings, performance, visibility, and network management efficiency with VNS3 by eliminating the restrictions of other cloud-based network offerings.

Application Level AWS Security

The VNS3 controller is a software-only virtual appliance that acts as 7 devices in 1:

  • router
  • switch
  • SSL/IPSec VPN concentrator
  • firewall
  • protocol re-distributor
  • scriptable API
  • extensible NFV container

VNS3 runs alongside your application to provide unmatched security for your AWS deployment.

Launch and Configure in 30 Minutes

Use the AWS Marketplace or our VNS3 AMIs to launch and configure in 30 minutes or less. For custom VNS3 AMIs, contact Cohesive to deliver the AMI directly to your AWS account. We offer two editions in the AWS Marketplace: VNS3:vpn (our free edition) and VNS3:net Lite. Keep scrolling for more detailed deployment resources.

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Connect, federate, and secure your cloud environments in minutes. Launch and configure VNS3 for free to see for yourself.

Not sure where to start? Questions about your unique use-case? Contact one of our experts to learn how VNS3 can revolutionize your cloud deployments.

How do I launch a VNS3 image?

There are 3 main ways to launch a VNS3 VM image:

  • Through a public cloud marketplace. We are available in AWS, Azure and GCP.
  • Via private image sharing. We will gladly share a private image with your account
  • We can also provide a VDI/VDK file which you can import into your environment of choice, be that VMWare or a locked down cloud environment

Need a private image or VDI file? Contact us.

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AWS VPC Security Delivered

VNS3 Overlay Networks provide programmatic control of your entire network. Gain access to proprietary switches and routers, adding layers of security and isolation in your AWS cloud and shared environments.


Performant Hybrid-Cloud Connectivity

Easily and securely connect across and between availability zones, regions, and other clouds without sacrificing performance. Federate your AWS VPN gateways across multiple networks, not just one.


HIPAA-Compliant AWS Cloud Encryption

Regain control over your AWS cloud encryption methods using your own AES-256 or 3DES cipher suites and keys in addition to AWS VPC’s AES-128 to maximize your Amazon VPC security.


Enable Unsupported Cloud Protocols

Enable multicast (and other protocols often unsupported by cloud providers) allowing you to connect enterprise multicast networks. VNS3 also enables any functionality at the edge with the our container plugin system.


Full Network Visibility & Management

Regain network attestability from cloud providers with full monitoring and visibility of your network. You can manage your network from the web UI or automate common tasks with the VNS3 API.


Simple & Secure AWS IPsec

Manage and monitor your AWS IPsec tunnels, utilizing NAT-T or even native IPsec alongside NAT-T for endpoints. Gain a simple management view of your AWS IPSec tunnels, routes and underlying cloud VLAN network components such as subnets, route tables, ACLs, and security groups.


Highly Available & Segmented Applications

Isolate each application with a micro-perimeter while providing highly-available application-centric networks. Encrypted interior traffic eliminates east-west vulnerabilities with secure, policy enforced edges.

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Launch and Configure in the Marketplace

Launch and Configuration Instructions – give your Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) deployment the best Amazon Cloud security in less than 30 minutes with VNS3:

  1. Log in to the AWS Console.
  2. Configure your VPC environment per our VNS3 Setup Instructions.
  3. Launch a VNS3 Controller via AWS Marketplace or contact us for premium edition private AMI and subscription information.
  4. Use the VNS3 Configuration Guide to initialize and configure your VNS3 instance.
  5. Plug some of your other AWS VPC or EC2-based servers into the VPC overlay network.

AWS Quick Start Reference Guide

We’re proud to announce the release of our first AWS Quick Start reference deployment for configuring and launching our VNS3 overlay network for your cloud application. Working closely with Amazon we’ve leveraged the proven power of AWS CloudFormation to take our secure and scalable solution and make it even more accessible. With our Quick Start deployment, VNS3 can easily secure your cloud application to AWS HIPAA and HITECH standards in as few as fifteen minutes, supported by best practice tools and strategies for automating your infrastructure deployments.

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