Traditional network management for enterprise is complex and costly for reasons: e.g., different policy enforcement required by a variety of devices; role-based access control of a large set of devices; fast and accurate trouble-shooting capability required upon failures in networks; and more dynamic QoS provisioning needs from applications such as VDI, video conferencing, and video surveillance. To provide a more intelligent, higher-quality, and easier-to-use networking, EstiNet is delighted to deliver the EstiNet E-Central solution for our enterprise customers. E-Central is a next-generation network control solution specifically designed for small/medium-scale enterprise environment. E-Central supports state-of-the-art Software-Defined Networking (SDN) technology and operates with SDN-enabled switches to deliver new flow-level automated networking functions that cannot easily be provided by traditional solutions, while interoperating with legacy network devices. E-Central operates based on the EstiNet Central Framework (ECF), which contains a commercial-grade, centralized, and reliable network controller platform and supports the OpenFlow protocol, which is the current de facto SDN southbound control standard.
Over ECF, EstiNet’s SDN applications/services and enterprise-level legacy/hybrid SDN switches can be quickly deployed to provide enterprise network connectivity, services, prioritized access with efficient resource utilization. ECF is open-architected; applications from the third-party and customers can be deployed on it, greatly increasing the agility and extensibility of the deployed network infrastructure. EstiNet E-Central allows network administrators to configure the whole network with minimum settings on a central portal and manage/monitor the network in an automated, programmable, and responsive approaches in real time.
The EstiNet E-Central software solution delivers the following key features to enterprise customers:
- Auto-provisioning of IP device settings on the network side
- Dynamic end-to-end QoS provisioning for each application flow
- Automatic abnormal traffic detection and quarantine
- Accurate and responsive network health monitoring
- Fast network device locating and management
- Docker container network function virtualization
In addition, advanced Layer-3 Network Function Virtualization (NFV) can be optionally included, such as virtual DHCP server, virtual AAA server, virtual router, and policy control modules.