Pertino: Meshing Remote Access Flexibility with Corporate IP VPN Manageability

Brian Washburn
Brian Washburn

Summary Bullets:

  • 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”

2011 Was a Great Year for MDM

A. Braunberg
A. Braunberg

Summary Bullets:

  • The MDM market is not just growing, it’s expanding
  • Leading vendors had a very good year in 2011

Before talking about market growth, I should make it clear that Current Analysis does not do market sizing. (We aren’t a quant house.) That being said, we look at market numbers just like anyone else, and sometimes with a bit of amusement. A serious difficulty in trying to size the MDM market is that it is a moving target. The question is not so much what is MDM today, but rather what will it be in two or three years? If you don’t scope the market correctly then sizing it is impossible. One of the quantitative analyst firms this summer upwardly revised their MDM forecasts for 2015 from $3.9 billion to $6.6 billion. That is a huge resizing, but it makes sense in light of the expanded scope of the MDM market that the firm now anticipates. Continue reading “2011 Was a Great Year for MDM”