New bundled offering enables channel partners to quickly and easily gain cloud competencies with the latest security offerings
San Francisco, Calif., February 26, 2019 — OrionVM®, an award-winning next-gen Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider, announced today the continued growth of the OrionVM Wholesale Cloud Platform with the addition of technology partner WatchGuard® Technologies, a leader in advanced network security solutions. This partnership will allow channel partners to easily add a competitive layer of security to virtual instances.
This collaboration opens new business opportunities for the channel partner community, especially MSPs and resellers looking to bundle best-in-class network security with their cloud solutions. The partnership between OrionVM and WatchGuard enables companies to easily leverage an out-of-the-box cloud offering with a unified threat management (UTM) firewall solution and layered security services at a sustainable cost, giving service providers a competitive advantage and allowing them to focus on their core competencies. Channel partners can easily deploy WatchGuard templates directly on virtual IPs; a feature glaringly absent on other IaaS providers that prefer to force a specific firewall solution with limited flexibility and customization.
“We are thrilled to make our templates available on the OrionVM Wholesale Cloud Platform,” said Danny Banks, Technical Director at WatchGuard. “Virtual environments are complex to manage and vulnerable to security threats. With WatchGuard, virtualized environments can be just as secure as physical ones by taking advantage of the same security services, such as real-time monitoring, multi-WAN support and more, to fit any-sized business. For partners, adding these capabilities is easy, cost effective, and flexible.”
Existing providers are already benefiting from both solutions, with ease of deployment and adaptive, flexible configuration suiting their specific working environments. Hosting WatchGuard FireboxV on OrionVM provides resellers with unique cost-savings and deployment advantages compared to other CSPs in the marketplace.
Specific technical features include:
- Architecture Parity to Physical Environment – OrionVM’s platform is designed to present a markedly similar network architecture and design process to physical on-premise deployments. This renders it easier for customers to replicate on-premise topologies and best-practices in the cloud; a departure from other public cloud providers that approach networking in a different way to traditional architectures. WatchGuard provides comprehensive Security Services to protect these environments.
- Network Appliance-Centric Architecture – OrionVM’s network architecture leverages network appliances at the core of all deployments. OrionVM provides public internet and public IP addresses directly to the network appliance Virtual Machine, alongside the ability to attach multiple private networks, akin to how a physical on-premise deployment would be delivered. The WatchGuard security appliance can therefore be used as the core front-line security device, without the complexity and overhead of 1:1 NAT required by other larger IaaS providers. OrionVM delivers the public IP directly to the WatchGuard security appliance which WatchGuard uses to deliver UTM/Next-Gen Firewall Security Services to protect the entire network.
- Secure Hybrid Cloud Deployments – OrionVM’s highly-flexible network architecture supports Hybrid deployments comprising of Virtual Machines, Dedicated Servers and Co-Located infrastructure, all interconnected on the same Layer 2 network. OrionVM can easily leverage the WatchGuard security appliance as the core of these solutions, either hosted as virtual appliances on the cloud or physical devices in a hybrid deployment.
- Easy Growth into the Cloud – Deploying WatchGuard FireBoxV on the cloud is easy with OrionVM’s focus on architecture parity. Customers are able to think about the cloud as an extension of their existing deployments, utilizing the same best-practices. Partners can manage and monitor their cloud WatchGuard UTM and Next-Gen Firewall Security Services using the same tools as their on-premise deployments, greatly simplifying deployments and migrations by leveraging existing expertise.
“No other cloud and security vendors could deliver the features, support, and a business model that fit our unique requirements – right out of the box. By offering services from both OrionVM and WatchGuard, we have a turnkey platform to deploy cloud infrastructure that is fully protected with rock-solid firewalls and security services. This is especially valuable when customers are going from an on-premise solution to the cloud. It allows us to replicate on-premise designs and best-practices in the cloud, including comprehensive security services to protect their environment,” said Larry French CEO of LF IT Services, a SYNNEX reseller and CompTIA authorized Service Center.
OrionVM’s unique hyperconverged stack and self-service web portals allow clients to quickly launch their own enterprise-grade cloud offerings with zero CapEx. Partners have full control – from a complete white-label re-brand, to billing integration and flexible account management. OrionVM’s wholesale business model combined with their groundbreaking cloud technology innovation represents a tremendous opportunity for MSPs, SIs, and VARs to instantly gain a competitive advantage when deploying a wide variety of cloud solutions.
“As our provider network continues to grow we strive to enhance the functionality of our cloud infrastructure suite for the channel community by adding technology partners like WatchGuard to our offering” said OrionVM VP of Marketing and Partnerships Daniel Pfeiffer. “Making this technology easily leverage-able within the OrionVM platform adds to the competitive advantage channel partners gain when deploying our cloud solutions, now with best-in-class security services.”
WatchGuard has shifted how the market defines UTM solutions by introducing a security platform that includes network, authentication, endpoints and wireless environments. The company takes pride in its ability to swiftly identify customers’ most pressing security challenges and bring to market new security services that address those ever-evolving threats faster than competitors. WatchGuard believes its product innovation is setting the pace for the rest of the industry, and has led to its consecutive recognition as the only Visionary in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Management (SMB Multifunction Firewalls).
OrionVM will be offering a starter package of both services. The Standard OrionVM Starter Pack will start at $499 for $1000 Credit with no on-boarding fee with an optional WatchGuard Security Pack add-on. For more information on the offering, please visit https://www.orionvm.com/watchguard.
OrionVM is an award-winning wholesale Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider. The company’s revolutionary technology suite (virtual storage, compute, orchestration and virtual networking) enables the delivery of high-performing, highly resilient cloud solutions at market-leading price-to-performance ratios. The OrionVM Wholesale Cloud Platform supports private, public, hybrid & bare-metal cloud deployments and is built either for internal consumption or resale. Global customers include tier-1 telcos, publicly listed SaaS companies, and government agencies. The OrionVM company headquarters are in Sydney, Australia and the San Francisco Bay Area. More information can be found at https://orionvm.com
About WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.
WatchGuard® Technologies, Inc. is a global leader in network security, secure Wi-Fi, multi-factor authentication, and network intelligence. The company’s award-winning products and services are trusted around the world by nearly 10,000 security resellers and service providers to protect more than 80,000 customers. WatchGuard’s mission is to make enterprise-grade security accessible to companies of all types and sizes through simplicity, making WatchGuard an ideal solution for distributed enterprises and SMBs. The company is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, with offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. To learn more, visit WatchGuard.com.
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Daniel Pfeiffer, VP Marketing & Partnerships, OrionVM
Chris Warfield, Director of Communications