Intermedia Selects Bigleaf Networks as a Preferred Provider of SD-WAN
Mountain View, CA and Portland, OR – May 23, 2018 – Intermedia, a leading cloud communications and collaboration provider to SMBs and the partners that serve them, today announced that it has selected Bigleaf Networks as a preferred provider of Software Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN). “For over 20 years, Intermedia has been a consistent leader in the delivery of cloud excellence,” said Mark Sher, VP of Unified Communications Product and Marketing at Intermedia. “This is demonstrated time and time again through our investments in network architecture; our feature-rich suite of products such as Intermedia Unite™ which integrates voice, file management, and web and video conferencing; our commitment to running our cloud at an uptime of 99.999% or better; and high quality, J.D. Power-certified 24/7 support. We recognize that there are partners that will want to offer options for delivering services over the top of an existing network or with a managed solution such as SD-WAN. This partnership with Bigleaf makes doing so that much easier.” Sher continued, “We want to make our products as easy as possible for partners to sell, provision, install, and support. This includes giving them the resources and options they need to be successful, such as our VoIP Scout™ network testing tool for use before the customer even signs up, telecom tax calculation, and now Bigleaf’s cloud-first SD-WAN.” “Companies are moving their essential communications applications to the cloud for its flexibility and cost advantages, but they don’t want to sacrifice quality when it comes to their users’ experience. That means they need high-performance internet at all of their offices and locations. Bigleaf’s cloud-first SD-WAN platform assists with this by automatically identifying and optimizing traffic for cloud applications like voice, SaaS, and video conferencing,” said Jeff Burchett, Co-Founder & VP of Sales at Bigleaf Networks. “We are thrilled to work with a UCaaS leader like Intermedia, and their partners, as a preferred provider of SD-WAN.” Bigleaf’s SD-WAN offers the following key features:
- Intelligent load balancing: Monitors circuit conditions and adapts load balancing in real-time to match application traffic needs to circuit performance.
- Dynamic QoS: Prioritizes VoIP and other real-time traffic across commodity internet connections, even with varying bandwidth.
- Avoid dropped calls: Provides the benefits of Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) without the hassle and cost. Applications stay connected when a circuit fails.
- “Plug and play” install: Just plug in the router and update the firewall – everything works out-of-the-box, without changes to the existing security environment.