Thru is the coming together of new network ideas into a service offering. Focusing on modern technologies, easy to manage, scalable and secure networks, Thru upgrades your network in order to be ready for the new decade. We provide you with end-to-end services considering all that is your network.
A MODERN NETWORK FOR A NEW DECADE
Cloud-first strategies are impacting company networks everywhere. Resources are moved to the cloud and in doing so the bandwidth and reliability of the connectivity to the cloud becomes more important every day. In turn, it also becomes increasingly difficult to secure workers since today they can be located anywhere. Companies are asking how they can assure the security of their network, the experience of their users while at the same time being able to scale globally.
One approach that becomes less relevant every day is by using on-premise firewalls. Due to their limited resources and their ever-diminishing impact on the users and applications. Also, on-premise firewalls need to be managed and maintained through complex management portals and lots of automation that could be done is not present in the solutions of classic vendors.
One way it does work is by bringing the network itself into a cloud first architecture. Bringing only the management of the network is one thing, migrating to a cloud first network architecture is something entirely different.
In comes the SASE architecture..
SECURE ACCESS SERVICE EDGE
The SASE approach defines a whole new level of managing and designing networks. First, not only the management is placed into the cloud, making managing your network from anywhere in the world safe and simple. Second, the logic and processing of the solution is placed in the cloud, making your network scalable rather than limited by resources and pre-sized devices that quickly run out room for growth. Third, the solution comes as a managed service, which essentially ensures that you need not worry about most critical elements of the solution. Fourth, as the solution evolves, more and more features that you’ll find in a network will be replaced by the SASE solution, which eventually provides replacement functionality that is sufficient for most use cases.
Today, most networks are built from “point-solutions”. Each solution handles a different problem, you have a DHCP server, a firewall, routers from your ISP, an SD-WAN solution, a load balancer, a VPN appliance and so forth. The SASE approach converges these typical “point-solutions” into a single platform, providing a replacement for them and in turn a whole set of tools to manage and build your network from a central management console.
The SASE approach is so disruptive, that from this point on, for a lot of networks, it doesn’t even make sense anymore to look at the legacy approach. Thru has partnered with Cato Networks to provide this kind of solution to their customers. Thru was one of the first, if not the, to pick-up this trend for the Belgian market.
Cato Networks in turn is the only true SASE vendor today.
Thru provides a complete set of solutions to build your company network. Using the SASE approach, we tackle most of the scalability, security and operational issues a modern-day network suffers. However, most networks still require an access layer such as wired or wireless networks. In order to have a comprehensive approach, we provide the access layer using Aruba Networks. Combining the offering of Cato Networks with the offering of Aruba Networks, we provide an endlessly scalable network architecture that we can deploy anywhere in the world in no-time, based on automation and cloud management.
Thru offers a wide scale of services concerning your network. From simple advice to a full set of managed services including monitoring and proactive management of your network. We strive to manage each network as if it were our own and in doing so we continuously engage in using the best of breed tools. We strive to keep operations as simple and efficient as possible and in doing so, we provide you with the SASE architecture that allows us to.
A THRU STORY
Thru comes forth from experienced engineers and architects who imagine things for the better. We’ve experienced first-hand the issues a lot of companies struggle with and look to improve things rather than make more complex as new technologies often do. The Cato Networks partnership was established after a search for technologies that would do this where Cato Networks stood out among all the others.
We combine this solution with Aruba Networks, which results in the ideal combination of connectivity and security across the board.
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