VMware SD-WAN integrates with Netskope Next Gen Secure Web Gateway (SWG) to enable organizations with comprehensive cloud-enabled security, in addition to optimized connectivity.

VMware SD-WAN provides networking services by delivering high-performance, reliable access to cloud services, private data centers, and SaaS-based enterprise applications, while Netskope provides the complementary security services such as a Next Gen SWG, a Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) with both API-enabled and inline protections, and together they provide advanced data and threat protection for users, applications and data. VMware SD-WAN Edge can be deployed as a physical appliance or as a virtual machine at the customer site. The Edges communicate through secure IPsec to the Netskope Security Cloud.

When accessing public clouds like AWS or Azure, or SaaS applications like Office 365 and Workday, the VMware SD-WAN Gateways pass traffic to the Netskope Security Cloud where granular activity and security controls, with advanced data and threat protection, are applied. More specifically, this extends virtual access of the users to the New Edge global network infrastructure which serves as the network foundation for the Netskope Security Cloud and provides high-capacity, and low-latency access to cloud apps, infrastructure, and websites for a highly performant user experience.

Together, Netskope and VMware tightly integrate security and SD-WAN features delivering network optimization services like acceleration, QoS, and de-jitter, along with cloud-native, converged single-pass security controls like CASB, SWG, DLP, and ZTNA, to offer organizations with a highly-scalable, fast, and secure environment that protects users and data inside and outside the traditional corporate perimeter.