WAN Virtualization is one of the features of the MountainBox. WAN Virtualization is a term that commonly refers to the addition of hardware and/or software to enhance WAN performance by adding hardware and/or software to intelligently manage WAN connectivity services in order to provide extremely reliable and responsive service i.e. MPLS at a fraction of the price i.e. Internet-based. A WAN Virtualization Appliance, such as the MountainBox iDiG 2.0, treats multiple carrier or telco networks as one virtual network. iDiG 2.0 is therefor at last an Internet-based solution tailored for SMMEs as well as corporates with small and medium sites, requiring MPLS-like performance and features at a fraction of the cost! The MountainBox has been created and developed using Global standards-based components to deliver on requirements by a team passionate about empowering businesses to use the speeds and cost effectiveness of broadband for serious business. We have listened carefully to the requirements of the stakeholders and are excited that our service delivers powerfully on these at a highly cost effective price.

Today there are many brand name products offering you firewalls, intrusion detection, failover, bonding, etc. but typically these services are run on multiple boxes. At MountainBox we have decided to combine all these services, and more, into one box, making it an ideal, low cost solution for SMMEs as well as corporates with small to medium sites. This means that you save on hardware costs, software costs, licensing costs and support costs. Do not however for one moment think that we have compromised anything by doing this. We use the latest state of the art hardware platforms with dual-core processors and 64-bit operating systems. Our entry level box is rated at ~100Mbps (through the firewall!) - More than enough to saturate multiple lines simultaneously.

Features

  • Powerful Firewall 
    Stateful, Deep Packet Inspection, Policy Enforced, Next Generation
  • Internet Security 
    Intrusion Detection, Prevention and Protection including Malware Protection & Mitigation, Botnets Detection & Mitigation, Phishing and Fraud Protection
  • Virtual Private Networking 
    Branch-to-Branch and Mobile, supports OpenVPN, IPSec, PPTP and L2TP
  • Internet Content Control 
    Blocking of sites, such as violence, etc. by Category and Blacklist
  • Bandwidth Management 
    QoS, VoIP Optimisation
  • Multiple & Dynamic Gateways 
    Ideal for Least Cost Routing
  • Automatic Fail-Over High Availability 
    Critical site SLA ready
  • Aggregation of Multiple Broadband links 
    Bonding and/or Traffic Steering

Benefits

Optimising the efficient use of bandwidth
Increased Broadband speed
An enforceable Internet usage policy increasing staff productivity
Protection from Cyber attacks
Maximum business continuity for all sites irrespective of location
Secure workforce mobility
Significant cost reductions in both WAN and LAN network deployment & management
Protection from security threats
Freedom to utilise services of choice, depending on budget and site location.
Powerfully priced
Tailor-made for small to medium sites (SMME or Corporate)