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Upping the ante

Masergy backs new Managed SD-WAN Secure offering with market-leading SLAs and expanded partner programme

Masergy is addressing the needs of multi-cloud businesses with the launch of its next generation SD-WAN portfolio, backed up by what it claims are the industry’s most competitive SLAs and a new partner programme.

The Masergy Zenith Partner Programme will be headed up by Jim Glackin, newly appointed as Masergy SVP Global Channels. Its key features include:

*Increased earnings from a broader SD-WAN portfolio (see below), with up to 3X MRR commissions for qualified SD-WAN and UCaaS sales until December 31;

*Enhanced marketing support, with customisable campaigns and market development funds; and

*Training across the entire portfolio.

The launch of the Masergy Zenith Partner Programme coincides with the ntroduction of the company’s new Managed SD-WAN Secure portfolio based on Gartner’s Secure Access Security Edge (SASE) tenets.

Masergy says its latest offering makes it the only provider with a single SD-WAN solution that unites a global software-defined network, firewall as a service, AIOps, shadow IT discovery, identity-based WAN analytics, co-managed options and unparalleled customer service.

Enhancements to Masergy’s previous fully managed SD-WAN with built-in security include:

*Multiple management options. A choice of fully managed solutions, with customised implementations and end-to-end support provided by Masergy, and co-managed solutions that enable clients to customise configurations and make changes while Masergy monitors performance;

*SASE architecture. This couples SD-WAN with the Masergy security portfolio, which offers cloud-based firewall-as-a-service, cloud access security broker (CASB), secure web gateway and Zero Trust network access, antivirus, intrusion detection/prevention, web filtering, data loss prevention, security analytics, endpoint detection and response, 24/7 SOC, vulnerability scanning and more;

*More hybrid networking options. In addition to Masergy-provided private access, direct internet access and broadband internet access, clients can bring their own third-party connectivity;

*Expanded on-ramps to additional cloud service and SaaS providers. This includes SD-WAN integration in public cloud Infrastructure, shared private peering for SaaS apps and a shared bandwidth model for multiple cloud services across the same exchange and across the Masergy Secure Edge Network; and

*Market-leading SD-WAN Secure SLAs.These give customers the reassurance of 100% service availability; automatic credits if an availability SLA is not met; sub-1 millisecond of jitter (edge to edge); 100% in-sequence packet delivery (edge to edge); and notification of a service outage within five minutes of verification.

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