VNS3 lets you extend into the cloud, so you can manage your cloud based servers as if they are running in your on-premises data center. You can distribute a VNS3 network across multiple public and private clouds to create one logical group of federated resources.
VNS3 provides SDN capabilities that give you control over:
VNS3 is a hybrid overlay networking appliance.
VNS3 acts as six devices in one: router, switch, firewall, VPN concentrator, protocol redistributor and scriptable SDN.
VNS3 is different from other SDN and network function virtualization (NFV) solutions by creating a customer controlled overlay network on top of the underlying network backbone.
VNS3 Provider Edition is also available for Cloud Service Providers to resell, refer, or completely integrate into a cloud offering.
Amazon EC2/VPC, Google Compute Engine (GCE), HP Cloud Services (HPCS), IBM Smart Cloud, Terremark vCloud Express, ElasticHosts, CloudSigma, Flexiant, Rackspace, InterRoute, Abiquo
Openstack, Eucalyptus, Abiquo, and more
VMWare (all formats), Citrix, Xen, KVM, and more
Preferred Most models from Cisco Systems*, Juniper, Watchguard, Dell SONICWALL, Netgear, Fortinet, Barracuda Networks, Check Point*, Zyxel USA, McAfee Retail, Citrix Systems, Hewlett Packard, D-Link, WatchGuard, Palo Alto Networks, OpenSwan, pfSense, and Vyatta.
Best Effort Any IPsec device that supports: IKE1 or IKE2, AES256 or AES128 or 3DES, SHA1 or MD5, and most importantly NAT-Traversal standards.
*Known Exclusions Checkpoint R65+ requires native IPSec connections as Checkpoint does not conform to NAT-Traversal Standards and Cisco ASA 8.4(2)-8.4(4) bugs prevent a stable connection from being maintained.