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Vector Security Networks launches cloud offering

Vector Security Networks launches cloud offering Company collaborates with VMware to offer VeloCloud SD-WAN

PITTSBURGH—Vector Security Networks, a single source provider of managed network services and physical security solutions to multi-site businesses across North America, announced this week it is offering VeloCloud SD-WAN to its customers. Vector Security Networks is a division of Vector Security Inc., an integrator of physical security solutions and managed services for North American retailers and multi-site businesses.

“Customers deploying SD-WAN have gained greater control with centralized management and faster provisioning,” Steven White, vice president of Business Development, Vector Security, Inc., said in the announcement. “This offering is a great addition to our portfolio and reduces customer dependency on MPLS and other legacy connections allowing for lower total cost of ownership.”

He noted that VeloCloud Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN enables enterprises to securely support application growth, network agility, and simplified branch and end-point implementations while delivering optimized access to cloud services, private data centers and enterprise applications. The Vector Security Networks SD-WAN offering from VMware improves network availability using multiple connections, so retailers and other multi-site businesses will experience improved service and application availability due to efficient management of data and connections.

“We are pleased to collaborate with Vector Security Networks,” Michael Wood, senior director of marketing at VMware, said in the press release. “With its expertise in managed network services and physical security deployment and management, Vector Security Network enables organizations to rapidly deploy and manage VeloCloud Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN services.”

White pointed out that Vector Security Networks supports multiple technologies and utilizes a consultative approach to ensure the most effective solution is used for customer networks.

“Our decision was driven both by client interest and our experience with cloud-managed infrastructure, which we have provided for some time,” White told Security Systems News. “Beyond common benefits such as simplified administration and ease of deployment, SD-WAN is greatly enhanced by the cloud. For example, the VeloCloud service and on-site technology work together to effectively prioritize network traffic over multiple broadband connections, providing excellent quality of service for business critical applications. Cloud-to-cloud connections also allow more efficient connectivity between our customer's locations and the services they use every day, rather than routing this traffic through their corporate data center.”

White told SSN that the company is seeing strong interest from companies looking to upgrade or migrate away from expensive, aging networks. “They want to increase bandwidth to support customer Wi-Fi, M2M, cloud applications, and many other initiatives, and they want to accomplish this using affordable broadband. SD-WAN provides a path that addresses the most common requirements around reliability, security, and scalability,” he explained. “As we move forward, we expect to see greater adoption of network segmentation and monitoring to address cyber threats, along with extensive use of cellular connections such as 4G/LTE, and eventually 5G, for even more robust network resiliency.”

Vector Security Networks is already deploying VeloCloud SD-WAN solutions today, he added, and businesses can benefit from this single source solution provider for network and security offerings serving retail and multi-site business for the past 25 years. Vector Security Networks serves nearly 90,000 national account sites across North America. Vector Security Networks has installed primary and secondary networks for some of the largest Retailers and Quick Serve Restaurants in the United States.


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