Verizon to introduce SDN security feature later this month
Verizon will introduce a virtualized firewall service across its global network later this month, part of its move into software-defined networking.
The aim is to help businesses such as manufacturers or retailers, who may be running networks in far-flung places, to have better security when connecting their applications to the corporate network, said Shawn Hakl, head of network platforms and managed services for Verizon Enterprise Solutions.
The type of organizations Verizon is aiming to attract are those running a Layer 3 private network who may want a better and more reliable connection for people using mobile apps.
Mobile users will connect to whatever network is available and then onto Verizon’s private network, Hakl said. Applications can securely connect, and the traffic can be put through the usual security inspections before it goes into the corporate network.