Everyone needs a backup plan. With redundant tunnels, you can rest assured that your users are able to access on-premise and cloud resources across your network, even in the event of unexpected network failures.
Instead of requiring users to access a resource through a single tunnel, redundant tunnels allow network traffic to be split based on user location when accessing the same remote resource. This secondary, redundant tunnel prevents downtime in the event of network maintenance or an unforeseen network failure and allows you to direct traffic efficiently, connecting users to the tunnel and gateway in the region closest to them. Redundant tunnels enable faster performance, less latency and better application response times.
Perimeter 81 allows you to configure your networks simply and securely using IPSec (or WireGuard) site-to-site tunnels. IPSec tunnels create a secure communication link between two different endpoints located at separate sites. By creating IPSec Tunnels, you can connect a gateway to your local network or cloud services. A site-to-site VPN then interconnects multiple local-area networks (LAN) over wide-area networks (WAN) such as the internet. This allows corporations to share resources and enables employee access to information stored in the central data center.
In order to provide secure and reliable communication between two endpoints over an Internet Protocol network, IPSec tunnels use a network protocol suite that authenticates and encrypts packets of data. IPsec includes protocols for establishing mutual authentication between endpoints at the beginning of a session and negotiation of cryptographic keys to use during the session.
Redundant tunnels are an important step to ensure high network availability for your on-premise and cloud resources. It’s important to provide a continuous and reliable connection for users across the globe. In the case of one tunnel failing, having a redundant tunnel in place will act as a backup and allow all users to access their endpoint destination with no loss in performance. This increased network availability is key to guaranteeing reliable workspace access to company resources.
Better network performance allows users to access applications and resources without experiencing latency. Redundant tunnels split network traffic into more than one geographical location, connecting users based on their region and creating a more distributed network with better resource response times and faster connectivity.
As cybersecurity continues to advance, the use of redundant tunnels has become an essential part of a secure network configuration. Contact us and enjoy enhanced network performance and high network availability with Perimeter 81.
Want to learn more about setting up redundant tunnels? Check out our How-To article here.
Redundant tunnels are just one of many advanced security and network features offered by Perimeter 81. With our comprehensive SASE solution, you can easily move your resources to the cloud, manage employee access from anywhere and gain network visibility in an all-in-one management portal.
Unlike hardware-based legacy VPNs, our scalable solution offers greater network visibility, seamless onboarding and full integration with major cloud providers, giving you the power to be fully mobile and completely cloud confident.