VPN has served us well, but the modern hybrid working landscape needs a better approach. One that doesn't run into the common problems we see across video and audio collaboration solutions, where "You're breaking up!" is a common refrain. Cloudbrink solves this problem and many more that traditional access solutions like VPN show with hybrid working.
Cisco Meraki MX65 Range is Approaching End-Of-Support
Cisco previously announced that all editions of their popular Meraki MX65 remote work VPN solutions were end-of-sale. Furthermore, the end-of-support (EOS) date for updates was set as May 28th, 2026. A date that will come around all too quickly if you don't plan for a replacement for your MX65 units soon.
Remote and hybrid work is increasingly popular, and many people see employer support for hybrid work as an essential part of their terms and conditions. Many businesses are discovering that they must support the hybrid model to retain existing staff or attract new applicants in a competitive job market.
Cloudbrink is the perfect solution to enable your organization to replace the VPN functionality of your EOL Meraki VPN — and at the same time, provide you with an easier-to-use solution that scales easily and delivers a best-of-breed remote collaboration that supercharges staff productivity.
The Cloudbrink Advantage
Cloudbrink HAaaS is a software-only solution that turns any internet connection into a secure and QoE-enabled tool that's invisible to end users. HAaaS replaces legacy VPN (and other) connectivity architectures, like Meraki VPN, and uses machine learning-based connectors deployed across multiple cloud regions to monitor local and regional connectivity statistics to route packets for video conferencing and other apps over the best network route available at the current time.
Local ISP bandwidth issues are usually not the cause of latency problems encountered on video calls or in other remote collaboration solutions. And upgrading Internet connections to people's homes or branch offices often doesn't fix the issue, as the problem lies not with your ISP but with the cloud data centers that video services are using to host and route traffic for meetings. Using Cloudbrink HAaaS, traffic for video and other meetings is routed between global Cloudbrink connectors using an optimized and adjusted network path to deliver the optimal QOS in real time. One that eliminates the video lags that have become all too common.
When you deploy Cloudbrink, you get a software-first solution that is Simple to Deploy — Easier to Manage — More Secure — Has Lower Costs — Delivers Higher Performance.