Nuage Networks Adds Self-Service Certification to Partner Program
Software-defined networking solutions developer Nuage Networks has expanded its channel partner program with the addition of a self-service certification initiative.
The initiative, which is expected to debut this week during OpenStack Summit in Tokyo, will focus on Layer 4 and Layer 7 application delivery and security. Nuage said the program aims to provide partners with an easier way to assure enterprise customers that the various security policies, components and services they utilize are compatible within a Nuage Networks SDN environment.
Straight from the press release, the initial list of security partner technologies certified includes:
- CounterTack Sentinel
- Fortinet FortiGate-VM Virtual UTM Firewalls
- GuardiCore Data Center Security Suite
- Palo Alto Networks VM-Series
- vArmour DSS Distributed Security System
The first application delivery partner technologies to receive certification include Citrix NetScaler VPX and F5 Big-IP LTM.
“By validating that our technology works alongside those of our partners—including leaders in network security—Nuage Networks provides peace of mind as our customers move their business applications to the cloud,” said Sunil Khandekar, founder and chief executive officer of Nuage Networks, in a statement.
Nuage’s reference architectures are available as predesigned and public-facing environments via the company’s partner ecosystem. The company has previously built reference architectures based on OpenStack and its own Nuage Networks Virtualized Services Platform (VSP).
Nuage is currently accepting new members of its partner program in addition to entries for additional certified technology. All certified technology is required to meet the following criteria:
- It is deployable in a Nuage Networks-supported environment
- Its ability to communicate with the Nuage Networks Virtualized Services Directory (VSD) is verified
- It can be inserted into the data path in commonly used deployment models
Stay tuned to The VAR Guy throughout the week for more information on OpenStack Summit 2015.