Orange Business Services accelerates 'Network as a Service'

Orange Business Services has launched Easy Go Network, which provides fully virtualized network functions (VNF) using SDN technology, the company said.

Extensively tested in a year-long trial with customers, the service will be available in 75 countries by the end of 2016.

Easy Go Network allows enterprises to instantly provision virtual network functions (VNF) for branch offices with full digital self-service ordering, customer care and reporting functions via a user-friendly portal.

The service includes a plug-and-play router on site, eliminating truck rolls for more flexibility and rapid deployment. Network functions will now be available in minutes at any site.

At launch, Orange is offering application awareness running on a virtual, adaptive enterprise firewall based on Fortinet Security Fabric technology. The collaboration with Fortinet enables Easy Go Network to offer comprehensive, virtualized security functions, including unified application control, intrusion prevention, web content filtering, spyware prevention and malware defense.

Orange Business Services, the Orange branch dedicated to B2B services, is an IT solutions integrator and applications developer in France and around the world.