QNAP® Systems, Inc. (QNAP), a leading computing, networking and storage solution innovator, today released QuWAN, a Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) solution. Featuring Auto Mesh IPsec VPN and centralized management cloud platform, QuWAN helps SMBs build an agile and reliable IT infrastructure facilitating digital transformation, multi-site expansion and remote working on a cost-effective basis. Compatible with a wide range of QNAP solutions, QuWAN not only provides steady and optimized network transmission for Big Data, but also improves IT deployment and management efficiency for multi-national, multi-site expansion.
QuWAN’s SD-WAN technology automatically establishes a mesh VPN through software-defined networking and supports IPsec encryption and cloud management. IT staff can easily deploy a highly-secure and high-availability micro-segmented VPN infrastructure that saves transmission time and bandwidth between headquarters and branch offices while offloading the transmission burdens of VPN equipment at headquarters. QuWAN adopts load balancing, WAN aggregation and WAN High Availability technologies to achieve highly-optimized bandwidth and transmission. Supporting QoS and Deep Packet Inspection (DPI), QuWAN prioritizes bandwidth utilization for business-critical applications and blacklists specific applications using L7 firewall functions to secure enterprise network.
Built into QHora routers and available for QNAP NAS, QGD switches and QuCPE servers*, QuWAN satisfies versatile usage scenarios with large companies, branch offices, and homes. When co-working with the QVPN App, remote workers can be easily connected to SSL VPN via their computer or mobile device. Devices in different locations are flexibly segmented to connect with each other in a micro-segmented network.
"With remote working becoming the new normal, businesses face the challenge of deploying and managing large scale multi-site VPN deployment. However, SMBs with limited budgets and staff may be unable to afford and maintain enterprise-grade VPN solutions." said Judy Chen, Product Manager of QNAP, adding "QuWAN’s full compatibility with QNAP solutions and its central management cloud platform allows headquarters-based IT staff to quickly deploy a secure large-scale VPN infrastructure and mesh topologies across multiple sites to meet modern business demands.”
The QuWAN Orchestrator (centralized management cloud platform) enables headquarters-based staff to remotely monitor edge network devices, set parameters, and analyze network traffic, thus achieving Zero Touch Provisioning (ZTP). It also provides user-friendly functionality, including a dashboard, eMap, and traffic analysis to make network deployment easier and more intuitive.
Sign up now for the QuWAN Beta Program and be one of the first to try out its brilliant features! Remember to send us your feedback – as 10 beta testers who set up meshed VPN topologies between the most devices and provide the most insightful feedback will win a TS-253D NAS! Visit the QuWAN Beta Program page for more information.
*QGD switch series will be supporting QuWAN from Q3 2020; QHora router series and QuCPE server series will be available from Q3 2020.
Availability & Compatibility
QuWAN is now available from the QTS App Center for: All QNAP x86-based NAS (Intel or AMD) with 2GB RAM and QTS 4.4.2 (or later). QGD switches with 2GB RAM and QTS 4.4.2 (or later).
Learn more about QuWAN at https://www.qnap.com/go/solution/quwan-sd-wan/
QNAP will live stream the QuWAN Solution introduction at 17:00 (UTC+8) on June 4, 2020.