- Pertino uses software clients to build overlay IP VPNs that support mesh networking and add easy-to-use management, targeting mainly SMBs.
- NTT Communications looks to have some similar concepts, to strengthen its upcoming IP VPN service, designed to support enterprises.
Back in February 2013, Pertino, a startup out of Cupertino, CA, released its flagship Cloud Network Engine, which the company described as a ‘SDN-powered cloud networking’ service. At first glance, the technology looks almost like old-fashioned SSL or IPsec VPN remote access: it’s an overlay VPN that connects to an array of common computer and mobile device platforms. The difference is in Pertino’s use of its own downloadable app, which adds features that you don’t usually get with remote access. The software client is currently available for Microsoft Windows client and server operating systems as well as for Apple OS X and Ubuntu Linux clients; an Android client has been released, and an iOS client is in the works. Continue reading “Pertino: Meshing Remote Access Flexibility with Corporate IP VPN Manageability”