Most SD-WAN products lack in flexibility.
Rollouts before until now
Large rollouts with hundreds of locations and, as a result, hundreds of network devices such as routers, switches, or firewalls take several months or even years to complete if configured manually. The rollout costs are correspondingly high. Therefore, there are some tools and SD-WAN products by now that address this problem. Thanks to these, rollouts can be automated and costs can be controlled.
The problem: These solutions are too general and have little or nothing to do with the workflow of the migration and integration of the affected network. Moreover they are often expensive and usually oversized for the requirements of a migration.
Smart automation tool with Single Point of Management
During the course of many major projects, we have developed a smart automation tool, the Profindis Deployment Portal. A special emphasis was placed on our three cornerstones that guided us through this process: Simplicity, Security and Usability. Keeping those in mind we created a very powerful tool that, thus to its diverse and complex modes of application, is very easy in practical use, highly secure and moulded to the customer’s needs.
Starting from there, we made sure that everything can be controlled through a Single point of Management. Instead of copying and pasting configurations and command lines into the interface, all the functions are accessible through mouse click. That is not only more convenient, but also eliminates a lot of errors due to typos.
Easy and safe deployment of brand new devices
One of our biggest innovations integrated in the Deployment Portal is the ability to provision brand new devices automatically. Whereas the automatic configuration of already running devices seems to lie more within the realms of possibility, the automatic configuration of a brand new device was not possible so far.
A traditional approach to deploy a brand new device would include a technician on-site with decent networking skills. The technician’s job is mainly to plug in the device and create an initial configuration to establish a connection to the network. After that the real configuration is executed by a network engineer who will be accessing the device via remote.
With our tool, network devices such as routers, switches and firewalls can be configured in a few minutes, regardless of location. The technician simply has to plug in the new device, trigger the rollout process through the Portal and that’s it. Thanks to the graphical, intuitive interface, even a low-skilled technician can easily operate the tool.
During the whole process the technician never has access to configurations and passwords. Therefore rollouts are always safe, even if a third party carries them out on your behalf.
Your way to automated rollouts
You need to speed up your rollouts? Then contact us here and we will arrange a demo appointment with you.