Management system for VPN services targets enterprises

September 09, 2020 //By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Management system for VPN services targets enterprises
As the effects of the pandemic stretch well into 2021, the large-scale shift to employees working remotely using VPN services could become permanent for many organizations.

In response to enterprises around the globe adopting remote work as the new normal, Viavi Solutions has introduced a suite of products to support delivery of VPN services throughout the lifecycle, from validation, to pre-deployment testing, to monitoring, assurance and troubleshooting.

According to the Neustar International Security Council, 64% of companies experienced disruptions to network security business practices due to the sudden shift to a work from home model, and 78% of corporate VPNs have experienced some connectivity issues. The VIAVI State of the Network Study of IT professionals found that VPN oversubscription was one of the top challenges of managing remote user traffic growth, with remote end-user experience being the highest ranked requirement for operational visibility. Issues such as the inability to access VPN services at peak times, poor conference call quality, and slow application response times have caused significant challenges.

Enterprises are inspecting their existing platforms and services, and in some cases selecting new ones that are more suited to the scale and growth of the user base. Key features of the system include:

VPN Validation Testing – Before rolling out, test the VPN vendors' real-world scalability and performance with voice, video and data applications. The VIAVI TeraVM virtualized application emulation environment emulates and measures leading VPN vendor clients at scale to evaluate performance under operational conditions.

End-to-End Pre-Deployment Testing – In conjunction with TeraVM, the VIAVI Observer Platform provides end-user experience scoring to provide immediate feedback that network KPIs are being met before go-live, reducing the risk of introducing performance-related issues.

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