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RAD’s D-NFV Alliance Expands

New Vendors and Integrators Join RAD’s Distributed NFV Ecosystem
Dec 08, 2014

RAD, which earlier this year expanded its award-winning Service Assured Access (SAA) solutions portfolio when it launched its first-to-market Distributed NFV-enabled networking devices, has announced that a number of new strategic partners have joined its D-NFV Alliance, an ecosystem of vendors and international system integrators specializing in new NFV applications.

RAD tests and certifies Alliance partners’ applications to make them available to service providers and system integrators around the globe via RAD’s D-NFV-enabled products, to enhance their service offerings. These applications also address mission-critical communications needs, with dedicated applications delivering cyber security and high network availability.

Certes Networks is a leading innovator in encryption solutions to protect networked applications. The virtual Certes Enforcement Point (vCEP) is a virtual encryption solution that secures sensitive data in motion over any public or private network. Check Point Software, the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, provides customers with uncompromised defenses against all types of cyberattacks and simplifies IT security management. Fortinet provides the FortiGate-VM Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) featuring full security functions common to traditional hardware-based FortiGate appliance. FortiGate-VM offers protection from a broad array of threats facing both physical and virtualized environments. H-log QoS Telecom provides visibility of performance and availability of critical business applications and network infrastructure. The HP OpenNFV Program provides communications service providers, network equipment providers and partners the foundation upon which to build a dynamic network environment. Intel designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world's computing devices. Kapsch CarrierCom is a market-leading global system integrator, manufacturer and supplier of end-to-end telecommunications solutions. Kapsch CarrierCom represents Anynode, a Session Border Controller that can be installed in combination with the RAD’s Next Generation Carrier Ethernet Demarcation platform delivering SIP-to-SIP adaptation at the customer’s site. VUMS Datacom provides solutions that transport data communications transparently to ensure outstanding QoE for all customer applications. VUMS Datacom represents Invea-Tech’s FlowMon application, which provides a modern and effective solution for network traffic monitoring and security.

In addition, the RAD D-NFV Alliance includes open-source applications, such as packet analyzers that allow users better visibility into their network traffic.

“We are exceptionally pleased with the D-NFV Alliance’s rapid growth,” states Ulik Broida, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at RAD. “Collaboration with such a broad cross-section of the industry is an indication that we are on the right path in expanding the D-NFV Alliance, which allows us to address the practical needs of service providers, utilities, transportation organizations and government agencies that introduce NFV into their networks.”

About RAD

RAD is a global telecom access solutions and products vendor, enabling service providers and network operators to evolve any service over any network using disaggregated architecture (DA). By allowing mobile, business and wholesale service providers to decouple service evolution from network evolution, we assist them in migrating at a pace that is right for them. They can leverage existing resources and prolong the use of a large variety of their current legacy interfaces and equipment, as well as maintain network and service performance to guarantee user experience.  In addition to providing an economical migration path to network edge virtualization, our Service Assured Access solutions are designed to deliver complete visibility for greater operational efficiency, as well as timing synchronization for LTE/LTE-A and future 5G deployments.

Founded in 1981, RAD has an installed base of more than 16 million units, and works closely with Tier 1 operators and service providers around the globe. RAD is a member of the $1.46 billion RAD Group of companies, a world leader in communications solutions.

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