Faster and Easier Branch Network Deployment

Today enterprises are becoming increasingly distributed across the globe as the number of branch offices are growing massively. Therefore, the ability to automate branch network provisioning and configuration is essential for WAN solutions. Manual configuration is slow and error-prone, and sending engineers on site are sometimes expensive. Without manual intervention, the downtime caused by human error can be mostly prevented. 

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1. Branch device is connected.

2. Branch device initiates to connect central hub to build overlay tunnels.

3. Central hub receives the message, and then checks and confirms.

4. Central hub replies branch device with that the overlay tunnels are built successfully. Once the overlay tunnels are established, the routing policies are then automatically built.

Auto-Provisioning Overlay

Q-Balancer auto-provisioning overlay enables enterprise networks to be provisioned and configured automatically. Adding a new branch network to an enterprise network will take only few minutes, not hours or even days because the technology significantly reduces time and manual overhead for installation. Reliance on expensive certified experts to configure or manage enterprise networks is no longer needed.

The enterprise overlay was traditionally established in multiple step process, and yet it now can be established in few simple clicks on the branch appliance through its auto-provisioning configuration and intuitive web interface. When a branch appliance boots up, it initiates to connect central hub to build overlay tunnels and complete the rest of necessary configuration. The configuration including IP configuration, encryption, authentication, PBR routing rules, and bandwidth bonding are now all handled with little manual intervention, and hence branch network deployments can be implemented without the reliance on expensive experts or sending IT engineers on site. 

Once a branch appliance is successfully installed, Q-Balancer automates the follow-up steps including firmware update and security patch, etc. This greatly reduces operation cost because IT can centrally send and apply settings to branch devices without any local actions taken as long as the device is connected to the enterprise network.

Top Benefits

  • Mitigated the possibility of human errors

  • Simplified the device installation, management, and upgrades

  • Saved time and expense on the trip between office and customer premises