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AlefEdge and NetFoundry to Create Edge Optimization Overlay Network

By Ken Briodagh

According to a recent announcement, AlefEdge has partnered with NetFoundry on an initiative to deliver secure networking and performance-optimized routing to the application Edge. By integrating NetFoundry’s architecture into AlefEdge’s Software-Defined Mobile Edge (SD-ME) platform, AlefEdge said it hopes to offer enterprises an innovative way to develop secure 5G-like applications.

“Advances in Edge and 5G opens up opportunities for developers and enterprises, enabling them to programmatically control zero trust, low latency networking. That eliminates barriers such as VPNs, private APNs and MPLS, enabling these developers and enterprises to deliver innovative Edge applications. More and more enterprises are implementing remote work policies and are launching new applications that take advantage of the Edge. Dangerous security threats have driven the need for Edge-first secure routing approaches,” said Ganesh Sundaram, CEO and Founder, AlefEdge. “Security is an integral part of our SD-ME solution. NetFoundry’s Zero Trust solution layer enables us to ensure the safety of data, reduction of data leakage and protection from ongoing threats especially in the routing layer.”

With NetFoundry's Zero Trust Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) platform integrated with Alef's SD-ME platform, businesses get an easy-to-deploy, turnkey service which optimizes application security and performance at the Edge, the partners said.

NetFoundry’s NaaS reportedly is as cloud orchestrated software and has no telecom carrier dependencies, in order to help businesses lower costs and move projects forward. By further incorporating SD-ME platform APIs, the combined solution reportedly extends Alef’s API toolbox to enterprises and makes it possible for them to deploy secure and programmable private mobile networks and connect to the Edge instantaneously.

“Advances in Edge and 5G opens up opportunities for developers and enterprises, enabling them to programmatically control zero trust, low latency networking. That eliminates barriers such as VPNs, private APNs and MPLS, enabling these developers and enterprises to deliver innovative Edge applications,” said Galeal Zino, CEO, NetFoundry. “The Alef SD-ME user-friendly platform approach made it simple and powerful for NetFoundry to partner with AlefEdge to bring the next generation of Edge innovation to the market.”


Ken Briodagh is a storyteller, writer and editor with about two decades of experience under his belt. He is in love with technology and if he had his druthers would beta test everything from shoe phones to flying cars.

Edited by Ken Briodagh

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