Viptela, LiveAction partner to provide SD-WAN deployments

Viptela, the Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN) company, and LiveAction, the network visualization company, have developed an integration between Viptela´s SEN platform and LiveAction´s LiveNX, the companies said.

Together, the technologies provide customers with comprehensive end-to-end network visibility for SD-WAN deployment planning, operation and service assurance.

The Viptela SEN (Secure Extensible Network) platform allows organizations to “mix and match” private and public IP connections such as MPLS, wireless LTE/4G, broadband and Ethernet to meet application requirements based on geographic location, bandwidth and whether they are based in the branch office, campus, data center or cloud.

LiveNX is a robust visualization and analytics engine that can ingest any form of network generated metadata including flow, SNMP and IPFIX to qualify SD-WAN Return-On-Investment (ROI) by monitoring application traffic on an end-to-end basis in real time and retrospectively to identify changes associated with network problems.

The Viptela-LiveAction solution enables enterprises to manage the entire lifecycle of their SD-WAN deployment using the following capabilities:

LiveNX is an award-winning software designed to simplify network management. Initially developed for the US Department of Defense to manage its networks, LiveNX features an innovative visual display, real-time big data analytics for decision-making and deep integration with routers and switches for unparalleled network control. The company is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA.

Viptela provides Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) technology that virtualizes WAN infrastructure. The platform allows global companies to build carrier agnostic, policy-controlled and cost-effective WANs. Viptela has been deployed at thousands of sites by more than 25 Fortune-500 enterprises; and major carriers including Verizon and Singtel are using Viptela to deliver managed SD-WAN services. The company is headquartered in San Jose, CA.