Cloud VPN is a type of VPN that operates on a cloud-based network infrastructure, which is also sometimes referred to as hosted VPN or VPN as a Service (VPNaaS). Cloud VPN provides a global VPN access to endusers, including subscribers and third-party users, over the public internet. A VPN is mostly meant to permit a user, an internet connection, over a server, run by an enterprise. As most of the data or information on the server is encrypted for privacy, a cloud VPN software can provide a secure access over the internet for using the private network through the virtual environment.

COMPETITIVE LEADERSHIP MAPPING TERMINOLOGY

The vendors have been placed into 4 categories based on their performance in each criterion: visionary leaders, innovators, emerging companies, and dynamic differentiators. Each category carries various criteria based on which the vendors have been evaluated. The evaluation criteria considered under the strength of product portfolio include breadth and depth of product offering, product feature and functionality, product quality and reliability, and product differentiation and impact on customer value. The evaluation criteria considered under business strategy excellence include effectiveness of organic growth strategy, breadth of application/vertical served, geographic footprint, and mergers and acquisitions strategy. We have evaluated the top 25 vendors, including Aerohive, ALTEN Calsoft Labs, Array Networks, AVOXI, BT, CipherGraph, Cisco Systems, Cohesive Networks, Contemporary Controls, Deutsche Telekom, Ericssion, Google, Huawei, MegaPath, Microsoft, Mirantis, NCP engineering, Nuage Networks, Oracle, Robustel, Singtel, Tencent, Virtela, Vodafone, and VTkom.

VISIONARY LEADERS

The visionary leaders receive high scores for most of the evaluation criteria. They have an established product portfolio and a very strong market presence. They provide mature and reputable cloud VPN software and services. They also have strong business strategies. Cisco Systems, Microsoft, Google, and Huawei fall into this category.

INNOVATORS

The innovators demonstrate substantial product innovations as compared to their competitors. They have a much focused product portfolio. However, they do not have very strong growth strategies for their overall business. NCP engineering, Array Networks, and Robustel fall into this category.

DYNAMIC Differentiators

The dynamic differentiators are established vendors with very strong business strategies. However, they have a low product portfolio. They focus on a specific type of technology related to the product. Oracle, Singtel, BT, Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone, and Ericsson fall into this category.

EMERGING COMPANIES

The emerging companies have niche product offerings and are starting to gain their positions in the market. They do not have much strong business strategies as compared to the other established vendors. They might be new entrants in the market and require some more time before getting significant traction. Aerohive, ALTEN Calsoft Labs, AVOXI, CipherGraph, Cohesive Networks, Contemporary Controls, MegaPath, Mirantis, Nuage Networks, Tencent, and Virtela fall into this category.

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  3. MICROSOFT Azure VPN Gateway
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  • Cisco product offering enables enterprise to connect to the multiple sites by providing secure connectivity along with firewall services for accessing internet services.

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  • Huawei’s cloud VPN solution helps enterprises to overcome issues, such as long service provisioning period, inflexible enterprise service delivery, and separated cloud and pipe services, associated with the traditional VPN solutions.

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  • Microsoft provides virtual network services on its open and flexible cloud computing platform, Microsoft Azure, which enables enterprises to deploy their private network in the cloud.

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  • Google Cloud VPN securely provides a connection from on-premises networks to GCP Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) networks. It also provides IPSec standards to VPN for secure and safe transfer of data. It can be configured as site-to-site VPN and can have multiple tunnels in single VPN gateways.

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  • Oracle Networking OPC – Site to Site VPN provides a cost-effective, secured, and reliable connection for enterprises connecting to various sites. It enables organizations to connect with OPC with IPSec tunnels that enhance the security in the network.

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  • Array offers SSL VPN virtual appliances that can be deployed in private clouds on any common hypervisor or in public clouds, such as AWS, VMware vCloud Air, and Oracle Cloud.

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  • NCP’s cloud VPN solution enables the companies’ employees to access enterprise networks securely with the help of the managed solution. It offers one of unique features multi-user capabilities, in which multiple users can access the system at the same time.

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  • BT offer Ethernet VPN service mainly to the businesses. The BT's VPN service leverages the Generic Ethernet Access (GEA) or Ethernet in the First Mile (EFM) access technologies. The key benefits of VPN service includes flexible, secure, and scalable service to the customers.

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  • RobustVPN is a cloud VPN software suite that helps set up secure VPN tunnels between RobustVPN and remote R3000 routers, so that the user can access the remote site from anywhere, anytime.

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  • Singtel’s VPNaaS supports both site-to-site VPN and remote site VPN. In the site-to-site VPN cloud, the sites are connected through Singtel VPN cloud to form a secure intranet.

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  • Vodafone IP-VPN service has been used across 183 countries. Vodafone VPN service provide businesses a seamless connectivity, which is powered by MPLS network.

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  • Deutsche Telecom deliver IP-VPN solution, which is powered by Deutsche Telekom’s MPLS backbone network. In addition to this, company also offer IP-VPN mobile access solution that provide seamless connectivity to the customers.

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  • Ericsson's Virtual Private Network (VPN) is installed on commercial off the shelf (COTS) hardware using virtualization software. This provides cost efficiency. It provides experience of corporate mobile phones connected with company's virtual private branch exchange (PBX).

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  • Megapath' hosted VPN solution help businesses to communicate securely from any location across the globe. The company use end-to-end encryption to provide highly secure connectivity by blocking suspicious traffic.

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  • Mirantis provide VPN as a Service over OpenStack. This VPN service is very scalable and flexible and is accessible, both via Horizon GUI and command-line/client-remote.

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  • Cohesive Networks offers VNS3, a virtual networking software that provides a secure encrypted connection from a system to cloud deployment. VNS3:vpn is the VPN solution offered by the company, which facilitates the deployment of the company’s virtual network in the cloud.

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  • Alten Calsofts Labs offer IPSec VPN gateway solutions to businesses and service providers with add-in functionalities such as tunnel establishment service gateway, and termination. The VPN solution can be deployed over natibe bare metal server or on cloud as virtual network functions.

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  • Virtela offers Managed Cloud-Based SSL VPN service to enterprises. This service enables employees to access the corporate resources through their devices, such as laptops, smartphones, and tablets.

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  • Aerohive provides software based VPN solution, which is compliant by VMware equipment. The key benefits of Aerohive's solution includes dynamic routing integration, higher scalibility, and license free VPYN tunnel termination.

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  • Tencent cloud VPN service allows customers to transfer data between local IDCs and Tencent cloud resources. The VPN service leverages Internet Key Exchange (IKE) protocol.

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  • Contemporary Controls offers the BAScloudVPN service, which provides a secured communication over the internet. The company’s cloud-based VPN server establishes the connection between 2 VPN clients. This enables system integrators to remotely access the network from the location of system integrator remotely located.

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  • CipherGraph provides cloud-based VPN service that allows businesses to communicate over public network.

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  • AVOXI offer VPN solution for cloud security. The company addresses security concerns by adding additional security layers to solutions.

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  • Vtkom VPN service helps businesses to communicate over network from any locations. VPN cloud service is based on OpenVPN software.

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  • Nuage Network's Virtual Network Services (VNS) service provide deployment option for branch VPN service. Businesses can add new capabilities to their existing VPN and MPLS offerings using VNS service.

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