Inseego Corp. a 5G edge cloud solution provider, recently announced that it released Inseego 5G SD EDGE™ for enterprises. The 5G cloud networking solution will deliver networking and security through a 5G network fabric, eliminating the need for complex, expensive, on-premises custom legacy hardware solutions. Additionally, the Inseego 5G SD EDGE cloud enables the industry’s first zero trust network access (ZTNA) solution with distributed security and granular IT control designed exclusively for 5G networks. This new solution follows a novel approach to create a thin edge that is cloud controlled and makes digital transformation simple, fast and affordable for enterprises of all sizes.
Workplaces had to adjust on the fly during the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to the need for cost-effective solutions to securely connect their distributed sites and employees. There had not been much innovation when it came to this rapidly shifting trend and the available solutions lacked the ability to scale the growing remote workforce.
Inseego’s 5G SD EDGE was designed specifically to address this need. It provides a cost-effective solution that can scale quickly into thousands of distributed locations fully controlled by corporate IT security protocols. The solution also enables enterprises to deliver better and more secure experiences to their employees and distributed sites, irrespective of their locations.
“Today, the demand for real-time experiences and tightened security is greater than ever, since business is happening everywhere, not just in the corporate office,” said Ritesh Mukherjee, senior vice president & general manager, Enterprise Networks at Inseego. “When it comes to meeting that demand, a 5G WWAN corporate IT network is far more robust than any wired network for consistent and reliable IT and OT experiences at the edge.
“The release of the Inseego 5G SD EDGE cloud networking solution is a major innovation for the IT solutions world, which currently comprises disparate and modular components that are pieced together by pricey vendors and designed to support a wired world, with wireless considered an add-on for backhaul. Inseego’s innovation brings SD-WAN, ZTNA, bonding of multiple wireless and wired connections, and remote management capabilities to 5G WWAN networks in a simple package for a fraction of the cost of traditional, modular solutions.”
Benefits of Inseego’s 5G SD EDGE
Inseego’s new solution will leverage the company’s entire 5G FWA portfolio and deliver gigabit speeds at the edge over a secure 5G Wireless WAN (WWAN) that can be deployed in minutes anywhere around the world. The solution will also be able to extend corporate Wi-Fi across a distributed enterprise. Inseego’s 5G SD EDGE extends the “plug-and-play” corporate LAN experience to remote workers’ homes and distributed company sites. This will allow for reliable and secure 5G connectivity at the edge, regardless of where business is taking place.
Inseego’s 5G SD EDGE can also automate and orchestrate processes, allowing for simplified, responsive and efficient IT. Corporate IT departments can use the solution to manage and configure network traffic prioritization, device management and security from a single pane of glass with unified policies and compliance more easily. Additional benefits include the ability to secure the distributed edge as well as cost savings; Inseego 5G SD EDGE integrates 5G, wired connections, security, and networking functions, such as segmentation, traffic prioritization, load balancing and other features, into a single solution, resulting in lower costs.
“The number of distributed sites and remote workforces is unprecedented and has affected not only the way we work, but how IT organizations are evolving the corporate IT network,” said Ray Mota, CEO and principal analyst of ACG Research. “They are seeking to provide the corporate Wi-Fi experience to wherever business happens, which means excellent, reliable connectivity delivering gigabit performance and security beyond encryption that is just as robust outside as it is on-premises.
“By integrating ZTNA with a robust 5G cloud WAN, Inseego’s 5G SD EDGE solution is transforming enterprise cloud networking for IT organizations. By eliminating the need for reliance on traditional broadband connections, clunky piecemeal solutions, and security that enables risk-appropriate access to resources from any device at any time and from any location, Inseego has made a 5G-enabled enterprise a reality.”
The Inseego 5G SD EDGE solution is in trials with Fortune 500 enterprise customers in target markets. It is subscription-based and available globally through channel partners and directly to enterprises.