As security is becoming an integral part of enterprise networking, flexiWAN now adds a native security firewall. Capabilities such as LAN bridge configuration, OSPF improvements and other smaller features were added as well.
The new flexiWAN release 2.2.2 enhances internet connectivity monitoring, allowing easier visibility of flexiEdge device connectivity as well as seamless failover between multiple WAN interfaces adding this capability also for local internet breakout use cases.
Version 2.1.2 brings many improvements and enhancements, among others, is enhanced NAT traversal for asymmetric NAT using STUN. This feature enables establishing tunnels behind NAT or a router, without the need to enable port forwarding or 1:1 NAT on the upstream router.
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Many service providers go for a multi-vendor SD-WAN strategy. Here is why this strategy makes sense not only in the service provider space, but also for large enterprise deployments.
Creating an open and common SD-WAN overlay protocol is a win for everyone. Enterprises and service providers avoid vendor network lock-in and do not have to settle for a single SD-WAN solution for all of their sites.