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Aryaka Reveals ‘Breakthrough’ Managed SD-WAN, SASE Portfolio Expansion

On the heels of its Secucloud acquisition and a full channel revamp, Aryaka is launching three new managed SD-WAN and SASE offerings for enterprises of all sizes.

Aryaka is rolling out three new managed SD-WAN and secure access service edge (SASE) offerings for enterprises as the SD-WAN specialist renews its commitment to the channel.

Aryaka in May acquired Secucloud GmbH, a SASE platform provider, and has been baking SecuCloud’s technology into its portfolio. The new SD-WAN and SASE product lines, revealed on Tuesday, will give enterprises and even the midmarket -- a new target area for Aryaka -- the architectural flexibility to better manage change, the company said.

“We’re calling this launch a ‘breakthrough’ internally,” Shashi Kiran, Aryaka’s chief marketing officer, told CRN. “We’re bringing the goodness of our managed SD-WAN to SASE with our network.”

[Related: Aryaka’s SASE Strategy And Why Gartner’s Wan Edge Infrastructure Report Is ‘Old School’ ]

Aryaka also on Tuesday unveiled Aryaka FlexCore, a global L3 private core to supplement its existing “Premier” global L2 private core, which are interconnected to the company’s nearly 40 points of presence (POPs). FlexCore will let enterprises map their sites to the private core of choice, based on performance or cost considerations, as well as criticality of sites and applications, Kiran said.

Based on Aryaka FlexCore, the company introduced Aryaka Prime EZ, Aryaka SmartConnect Pro and Aryaka SmartConnect EZ.

Aryaka Prime EZ is a managed SASE offering built on Secucloud technology for small to mid-size enterprises. The product includes secure web gateway, firewall as-a-service and web filtering capabilities. Aryaka SmartConnect Pro is a managed SD-WAN offering that uses Aryaka’s L2 private core and was designed for mid-to-large enterprises that require high performance networking and global application predictability. Aryaka SmartConnect EZ, also a managed SD-WAN offering, provides an easy consumption model for small-to-medium size enterprises.

The new offerings will help Aryaka and its partners target more mid-market customers and enterprises that have secondary sites, especially as the hybrid work trend takes hold, Kiran added.

The need for connectivity for more endpoints and in more locations than ever before is costly, especially for the midmarket and SMB space, said Kevin Diaz, co-founder and chief commercial officer for ExactlyIT, an MSP now owned by Converge Technology Solutions Corp. and an Aryaka partner.

“The fact that Aryaka can provide these services as a managed offering, that’s huge,” Diaz said.

ExactlyIT manages networking elements, such as firewalls, routers, and switches, for its customers. Aryaka’s managed SD-WAN and SASE solutions are a complimentary solution that can ensure global connectivity for customers, Diaz said. “[The new offerings] really give us the ability now to really approach all customers now and offer these solutions.”

Aryaka also on Tuesday announced AppAssure, a software capability that provides visibility, observability and control to more than 3,500 applications, according to the San Mateo, Calif.-based company.

Aryaka SmartConnect EZ and SmartConnect Pro will be generally available late in the first quarter of 2022. Aryaka Prime EZ will be available for qualified Beta deployments starting January 2022, with early orderability planned for April 2022. Aryaka AppAssure will also be generally available for all customers starting January 2022, the company said.

The portfolio announcements come on the heels of the company’s November unveiling of its Aryaka Accelerate Partner Program and a re-launch of its channel strategy.

While Aryaka has always been channel friendly, the company has worked to make it easier for VARs, MSPs and agents to work with Aryaka, said Aryaka Channel Chief Craig Patterson, who joined the company in September.

“The channel really is the center of everything,” Patterson said. “Aryaka is now a channel employee. We’re all supporting the channel community together and we have the ability now to go after the entire market.”

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