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Obscure Technologies delivers borderless SD-WAN

Johannesburg, 02 Apr 2024
Borderless SD-WAN.
Borderless SD-WAN.

Cyber security specialist, Obscure Technologies, highlights the challenges of modern enterprise connectivity in a world of borderless SD-WAN.

“The enterprise perimeter is dissolving, with users and devices scattered everywhere,” says Francois van Hirtum, CTO, Obscure Technologies. “Applications are distributed across hybrid and multicloud environments and legacy SD-WAN solutions are insufficient for modern enterprise needs,” says Van Hirtum.

Netskope Borderless SD-WAN from Obscure Technologies offers an architecture that converges zero trust principles and assured application performance to provide unprecedented secure, high-performance connectivity for every site, cloud, remote user and IOT device.

“Today, we have entered a new era of the borderless enterprise in which users, devices, sites and clouds are all connected in numerous ways. We have a remote-first perspective and have moved beyond the four walls of the traditional corporate office. The growth of micro branches, multicloud, remote work, telehealth, mobile fleet and IOT assets in manufacturing are examples of how the perimeter has expanded. In this era, legacy network architectures are lagging and weighing us down. The enterprise network was never designed for this world. It requires a rethinking of how we build the modern network, which allows for networking and security to tightly integrate; security delivered from the cloud based on zero trust principles – this is what Gartner defines as secure access services edge (SASE),” adds Van Hirtum.

Advantages of Netskope Borderless SD-WAN and the power of one includes:

  • Elimination of multiple point products.
  • One platform, one software, one policy.
  • Delivers uniform security and optimised connectivity.
  • Wide range of hybrid work support.
  • Covers remote users, branch offices, branch of one, wireless.
  • WAN, IOT and multicloud environments.
  • Simplifies traffic steering to Netskope Security Cloud and NewEdge network.

He confirms that this is the industry's first converged SASE offering that delivers high performance and optimisation for critical applications. “Netskope Cloud XD: context-driven engine provides adaptive policies, and one-click insertion of intelligent SSE services like NG-SWG, FWaaS and more. It brings centralised management for quick online deployment of users, devices, sites and multicloud environments. An all-in-one SASE gateway integrates SD-WAN, security, routing, 4G/5G and edge compute. It also offers the widest range of deployment options, including software clients, cellular gateways, branches, DCs and virtual gateways.”

Key solutions and capabilities are:

Secure SD-WAN:

  • Redefines SD-WAN for a cloud-first world.
  • AI-driven operations and Netskope Cloud XD context-aware smart engine.
  • Integrated security that is not bolted-on.
  • SD-WAN remote access.
  • Industry’s first software client.
  • Seamlessly converges zero trust security and SD-WAN optimisation.
  • Delivers unparalleled user experience and security anywhere.

Further capabilities are delivered including the provision of enterprise-grade WiFi, ensuring secure and optimised access to business resources from home, vehicles or single high-value assets/machines. Flexible wireless WAN overcomes long broadband installation lead times and is secure and powerful, while avoiding complex network set-up and difficulties with connecting legacy equipment.

“In terms of multicloud networking, Netskope enables automated cloud connections, operations and more, such as:

  • Deep analytics and insights across multicloud environment.
  • Consistent cloud traffic flow through policy-aware steering.

"IOT intelligent access connects, collects and creates business intelligence from IOT/OT data.

"Moreover, it provides simplicity and scale for remote support with inbound access to assets,” concludes Van Hirtum.

To find out more about Obscure Technologies' SD-WAN offerings, click here.


Obscure Technologies

Obscure Technologies was founded in 2016 by a group of specialist security professionals whose combined IP and experience has been acquired over many years of working for, and with, global IT and security giants. We specialise in bringing world leading security solutions to market. Obscure Technologies operates throughout the African continent.

We remain at the forefront of world and local security technology trends through our strategic partnerships with leading vendors. Moreover, we deliver end to end innovative technology solutions to our partner community.

Further information:

Gauteng Office
T: +27 12 941 2032: E:
Block B, Unit 2, Top Floor, Southdowns Office Park, 21 Karee Street, Irene, Centurion, 0157 

Western Cape Office
T: +27 12 941 2032: E:
Brickfield Canvas, 35 Brickfield Road, Woodstock, Cape Town, 7925

Editorial contacts

Surita Schoeman
Marketing, Obscure Technologies
Deirdre Blain
Blain Communications
(+27) 83 230 5522