Fusion Connect Brings SD-WAN, Security, Remote Access Together

Fusion's portolio update merges multiple functions onto a single device.

James Anderson, Senior News Editor

March 24, 2021

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Fusion Connect is tackling secure, location-agnostic application performance for distributed workforces.

The service provider said on Wednesday that its updates bring SD-WAN, unified threat management and secure remote work access onto a single device. Fusion said that customers won’t need to deploy multiple devices at the edge of their network; instead, they can remotely manage a single device that optimizes performance and security “at every endpoint.”

Moreover, the device contains Fusion’s Remote Access VPN solution. In addition, employees can use either the remote access solution or SD-WAN to connect to the network, said Jeff Blackey, senior vice president of product.

SD-WAN Features ‘Essential’

Blackey called advanced SD-WAN features “essential” for the distributed, decentralized nature of workforces.


Fusion Connect’s Jeff Blackey

“And for IT teams, our enhanced SD-WAN portal provides visibility into site-level and individual circuit performance, application utilization and security events,” Blackey said. “Network administrators have the option to make security policy changes directly in the portal, without engaging a support team.”

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Fusion last summer added another SD-WAN solution in Fortinet. Atlanta-based Fusion was already partnering with VMware (VeloCloud) and Cisco for SD-WAN.

“Fusion Connect is unique in the industry in providing a managed SD-WAN solution that leverages three of the top SD-WAN infrastructure providers,” said Michael Miller, Fusion’s chief information officer.


Fusion Connect’s Michael Miller

“Our solution enables our customers to prioritize their mission-critical business applications to ensure optimal employee productivity while simultaneously protecting their business environment from cyberattacks, even for a remote workforce.”

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James Anderson

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

James Anderson is a news editor for Channel Futures. He interned with Informa while working toward his degree in journalism from Arizona State University, then joined the company after graduating. He writes about SD-WAN, telecom and cablecos, technology services distributors and carriers. He has served as a moderator for multiple panels at Channel Partners events.

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