Perimeter 81 Introduces SASE Platform
Perimeter 81, the software-defined network security solutions provider, on Wednesday announced its secure access service edge (SASE) platform that includes advanced security capabilities from technology partner, SonicWall.
The integrated, cloud-native platform will deliver zero-trust access to internal resources, user and branch internet security, branch interconnectivity and endpoint security. SASE is a model for network security that is shaping the way organizations will secure their networks and data in the upcoming years.
“The consumption of modern network security and cybersecurity solutions needs to fundamentally change. With today’s increasingly distributed and mobile workforce, this paradigm shift begins with replacing the traditional and perimeter-based network model with cloud, cyber and network security platforms,” said Amit Bareket, co-founder and CEO of Perimeter 81. “Our partnership with SonicWall and integrated SASE offering is a positive first step toward this market transformation. Companies are seeking solutions that are cloud-native, easy to use and encompass many functionalities in a one-stop shop. We will deliver a converged cloud-delivered secure access service edge that is needed to effectively serve the secure these access requirements of the digital business.”
Back in November, Francisco Partners and Elliott Management-owned SonicWall (as of 2016), led a Series A funding round for Perimeter 81 and signed a mutual commercial OEM agreement with the company.
“We are excited to partner with Perimeter 81,” said SonicWall president and CEO Bill Conner, at the time. “This relationship will allow us to provide a wide range of businesses, from SMBs to Fortune 500s and governments, with our … Capture Cloud platform and real-time breach detection and prevention solutions, while allowing them to adopt a zero-trust security architecture that delivers tremendous efficacy in security the modern organizations.”
Today, Conner said, “SonicWall’s advanced cloud security capabilities and Perimeter 81’s innovative secure cloud-based network offerings will allow us to provide the most advanced SASE platform available today and place ourselves, and our customers, at the forefront of an emerging and promising market.”
The SonicWall security service features to be integrated with Perimeter 81 include: content filtering, application control, intrusion prevention system (IPS), file sandboxing, real-time deep memory inspection (RTDMI), antivirus and more. Perimeter 81 will launch web filtering and DNS filtering this quarter and, with SonicWall, will gradually roll out security features to customers throughout 2020, starting with firewall as a service. Additional functionalities, such as SaaS security and an endpoint protection platform, will be introduced later in the year.
Perimeter 81 recognizes the role that channel partners will play in the growth of the company, partnering with distributor Ingram Micro last summer.
“We have about 100 MSP partners today, mostly in the U.S. and Canada, and we understand that the channel is a crucial part of our growth,” Bareket told Channel Futures. Perimeter 81 kicked off its channel strategy about six months ago.
Ingram Micro offers Perimeter 81’s zero-trust network as a service to partners through its Ingram Cloud Marketplace.
“Our solution allows partners to manage their customer’s network through a single, multitenant management platform through a single pane of glass,” said Bareket. “And it offers partners monthly recurring revenue.”
Perimeter 81 is no stranger to Ingram Micro, having been selected as a finalist in the distributor’s 2018 Comet Competition.
The company has also been recognized as one of the 2018 500 fastest-growing EMEA tech companies by Deloitte.