Simplify Branch Office Infrastructure

> Router Replacement
One of the issue frequently faced by enterprises is the costly proprietary equipments and operating expense of managing them. Not only is managing proprietary devices complex, but it also brings in probable errors and difficulties in building the network. Also, hiring certified specialists in this field to manage these routers is costly. The following challenges of router-centric WAN are faced by enterprises:

Time – Setting up traditional routers and gateways at a new branch office is a time-consuming process.

Operational Cost – Managing branch routers consumes IT budgets and resources as the devices are manually deployed in the field, a time- and labor-intensive effort with engineers entering arcane CLI commands at branch router interfaces.

Complexity – The growing reliance on the cloud-based applications and introduction of the use of hybrid WANs increase the network complexity. Traditional WAN technology management cannot meet this growing complexity.

Performance – Packet loss, latency, jittering, bandwidth consumption, and differences between applications are not considered by routing protocols when finding path.

The Q-Balancer Zero Touch Provisioning (ZTP) allows enterprise networks to be provisioned and configured automatically. This will significantly reduce time and cost for adding new branch networks. With the ability to understand (and participate in) popular dynamic routing protocols, the Q-Balancer solution is able to establish and maintain existing routing tables, and deliver a simplified deployment experience for enterprise customers. Through the ability of overlay routing, the routing can be advertised via overlay tunnels in case the primary MPLS line fails. By leveraging low-cost broadband technologies, more overlay tunnels can be flexibly added to a network for dynamic routing. The Q-Balancer solution also reduces the reliance on proprietary hardware and expensive certified specialists as its configuration is simple and fast through the intuitive and user-friendly user interface. Consolidated functions such as Load Balancing, Analytical Reporting, NAT, VPN Bonding, QoS, Firewall, Routing, DHCP, and VPN termination are supported. This further reduces the need for additional branch devices including the legacy routers. With its consolidated features that improves high availability and performance, lowers cost, and reduces complexity, the Q-Balancer solution simplifies office infrastructure and potentially eliminates routers and various network devices at branch offices.

Top Benefits

  • Decreased complexity with functions consolidation

  • Lowered hardware investment by reducing the number of hardware devices

  • Reduced operational cost by minimizing the amount of IT expertise required