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Cloudbrink High-Performance ZTNA delivers up to 30x the performance of alternative VPN and ZTNA offerings

Forget choppy access and long download times

What technology and standards do you need to secure your remote access security for your workforce and cloud applications?


Zero-trust network access (ZTNA) and ZTA from secure remote access providers seeks to protect an organization’s networks, apps and data from malicious actors by limiting access and verifying user identity at every step. A zero-trust security model denies access to an enterprise’s digital resources by default. It only grants authenticated users tailored, siloed access to the specific applications, data, services, and systems they need to do their jobs. 

Challenges with VPN Solutions

Why VPN products fail to meet customer requirements

Concentrator VPN architecture gives poor performance

Users hop on to multiple Gateways to access their apps

Limited or no  centralized management or visibility leads to long times to respond

Capacity is rigid; no agility with hardware/appliance solutions

Why is VPN Model broken?

VPNs are primarily focused on SSL security and modern SaaS VPNs have narrow tunnels and bandwidth that just further slow connectivity between points. A modern Remote Access Security approach features faster access by reducing packet loss, optimizing TCP IP routes and integrating the best in class networking telemetry, security and integration standards:

  • Zero Trust Access (ZTA) to private apps, SaaS apps, clouds, and data centers
  • UCaaS acceleration
  • Personal SD-WAN
  • SASE
  • Multiple PoPs across multiple clouds

How does modern ZTNA compare to VPN?

ZTNA speeds up local internet access by up to 30X - field trials conclude. Read some of the reports being published about ZTNA+SD-WAN+UCaaS

In a number of 3rd party tests, ZTNA+SD-WAN+SASE outperformed VPNs and control PCs with NO VPN - 

30X Faster than No VPN!

Better for local AND remote Users

Many users may complain about their VPN slowing their internet, occasionally forcing them to forego video or causing choppy audio and preventing them from accessing source code, large files, videos, and images. When Cloudbrink was benchmarked by one of the world's top 5 Media, Entertainment, and Gaming companies - they found that Cloudbrinks VPN+SD-WAN+ZTNA was 30 X FASTER than a PC without any VPN. That's because VPN's typically have only a few available points of presence on the internet with limited bandwidth and they're not designed to help make connections faster - just more secure.

A High-Performance ZTNA service provides mutual zero trust based on mTLS 1.3 and it provides Moving Target Defense (MTD) by rotating security certificates in hours, not years.

To avoid detection, modern attacks are "low and slow". By rotating certificates multiple times a day, these exploits that involve certificates are eliminated

Full ZTNA/ZTA service
Designed for UCaaS
Private, per-user personal SD-WAN
Support the principle of least privilege
Continuously verify device posture
Secure all apps
End-to-end mutual TLS 1.3
SaaS, private app & n/w segment access
Rotating Certificates (AMTD)
Continuously changing network paths (AMTD)
Reduce traffic hairpins
Multiple concurrent PoP/Edge connections
End-to-end performance
FAST edge (median < 5ms)
Preemptive & accelerated packet recovery
Multi-Cloud Networking (connect to any number of DCs simultaneously)
Software-based Bridging of secondary devices
Built-in Experience "score" (eliminate need for standalone DEM products)
Centralized Policy definition (across apps & DCs) and Visibility
Dark-cloud security
Agile scalability with instance capacity/coverage-area expansion

A Secure and Performant Remote Access Solution

The Brink App, FAST Edges, and Cloudbrink's connector software work together to provide a more secure and performant remote access solution than current VPN, SDP, ZTNA or ZTNA 2.0 offerings. The Brink App is powered by AI to overcome local Wi-Fi and broadband network challenges, while FAST Edges are automatically created close to the end user for maximum performance. This provides a high-performance, highly secure end-to-end connection to private apps or data sources.