Bigleaf Product Overview




How it Works

Reliable connectivity for every Cloud, SaaS, and Internet technology





How it Works

The new networking foundation your business needs

If your business relies on the internet to access its critical technologies, then your connection needs to be reliable. Bigleaf combines proven SD-WAN technology with self-driving AI to deliver predictable performance and connectivity over any ISP(s) no matter where your technologies live.

Resilient Connectivity

Unlike other solutions, Bigleaf has architected a new kind of networking platform to deliver end-to-end connectivity to and from anywhere your traffic needs to go. We leverage a dedicated backbone network with multiple paths to virtually every cloud- and internet-based technology, build redundancy into every connection, issue public IP blocks that enable same-IP failover and pre-configure edge routers to install quickly and transparently onto your network. They are designed to all work together to provide you with best possible connectivity.

Instant Adaptability

Decades of combined networking expertise have been built into Bigleaf’s self-driving AI. Bigleaf’s AI immediately configures itself to optimize for your circuit conditions and traffic makeup, and instantly adapts the moment things change — preventing disruptions before they impact your users. Combined with Bigleaf’s owned-and-operated backbone network, Bigleaf replaces the thousands of lines of policies and configurations you’d need to write, test, and debug to deliver the same result — creating a network foundation that keeps up with the speed of your business.

360° Visibility

Stay in the driver’s seat with your own window into circuit and traffic performance across every ISP and application on your network. Bigleaf lets you know when things change, when things need attention, and what to do next to ensure reliable performance for every application and technology. Configurable reports and alerts turn all your traffic and application data into actionable insights you can use to resolve issues in minutes instead of days or prevent them before they can even occur.  

See how Bigleaf works

To  effectively deliver the predictable performance and connectivity your network foundation needs, Bigleaf had to take a whole new approach to connectivity that traditional SD-WANs weren’t built to address. The best way to do that was to build a networking platform from the ground up. 


There’s a Bigleaf for your needs

Bigleaf is ideal for organizations who need to ensure an ideal user experience across all of their cloud- and internet-based technologies. Whether you are operating multiple sites or even a single location, Bigleaf has you covered.


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Reliable connectivity for every Cloud, SaaS and Internet technology


Pre-configured router

Bigleaf’s on-premise routers arrive pre-configured and can be connected in as little as 90 seconds. They install outside any existing firewalls, so they will respect your existing policies without any security changes needed. 

Cloud Access Network

This is your direct connection to the cloud, controlling traffic to and from 100% of cloud apps and content sources. Our POPs are built into major internet peering centers in each region to give you the best possible connection.


Circuit monitoring

Each Internet circuit you plug in to your Bigleaf router is measured 10 times per second in both directions for latency, jitter, packet loss, and capacity. 

Intelligent load balancing

Your traffic is automatically routed over the most appropriate circuit in real time. Sensitive traffic like a VoIP or video call will be routed to the circuit with the least latency, jitter and packet loss, while a Microsoft patch download will be routed to the circuit with the most throughput.


Dynamic QoS

All your application traffic is automatically classified and prioritized, including any future applications spun up on your network, and QoS is applied in both directions.


Same IP Failover

When one of your circuits fails, your traffic will seamlessly failover without changing IP addresses. This means session-based applications like VoIP, video calls and VPN will keep working as if nothing happened.


Multi-tenant web dashboard

Your Bigleaf dashboard gives you what you need to catch and fix issues before they impact your business — from real-time and historical circuit performance data to risk monitoring, troubleshooting tests, and performance reports. 


Configurable alerts

Choose which types of events and risks you want to be alerted about — like if a circuit’s latency, packet loss and/or jitter are at problematic levels for several minutes or if you only have one circuit that’s up — so you get the info you’ll use, without the alert fatigue. 


Full-service support

With Bigleaf support, you get a single point of contact for any internet issues, including cross-vendor troubleshooting. Plus, you’ll always be working with experienced network engineers. 


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Reliable connectivity for every Cloud, SaaS, and Internet technology


Common Configurations

Single circuit

Organizations using a single connection can leverage Bigleaf’s backbone network, AI-powered software, and actionable insights to redefine their network performance.


Use Bigleaf across multiple circuits and you can leverage the full-time value of each across your network. Unlike other SD-WANs, you don’t have to keep other circuits on standby with the actual hope that you won’t ever have to use them. Instead, Bigleaf manages your traffic across all your circuits. 

High availability

Increase the reliability of your network performance by including an extra level of redundancy with our High-availability options. Our High-availability options include 2 pre-configured Bigleaf edge routers that are bridged together for immediate failover should either router fail for any reason. 

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Reliable connectivity for every Cloud, SaaS, and Internet technology


Built from scratch for today’s technology landscape

Bigleaf was designed to help IT leaders like you finally deliver the same reliable user experience for cloud and internet-based technologies that you always have for technologies in your server closet and datacenter. 

Our new kind of networking platform was built from the ground up to provide resilient connectivity, instant adaptability, and actionable insight into your circuit performance so you can deliver the reliable internet connectivity your business needs.

Delivers optimized connectivity anywhere your traffic needs to go

For resilient connectivity you can rely on, your traffic needs multiple ways to and from any destination it needs to reach. However, dozens of path segments between the edge of your building and the traffic destination, plus miles of cable, dozens of routers and switches, and hundreds of devices create exponential opportunities for network performance issues to occur that will derail your user experience. These challenges are further magnified when different parties control these paths and how your traffic is routed

To provide the next-level network performance you need all across your LAN, WAN, and the public internet, Bigleaf had to architect a new kind of networking platform that we fully own and operate. It’s built specifically so we can deliver end-to-end visibility and control without being subjected to the compromises in network architecture and management required of other networks. This limitless control of the path allows us to optimize it in ways others can’t, so you can deliver the reliable and predictable performance you need.

On-site equipment

Bigleaf’s edge router connects your business to our backbone network over one to four internet circuits. It installs quickly and transparently to your network on the WAN side of your firewall, allowing you to add Bigleaf to new or existing business locations without any changes to your existing security or network policies.

Your IP Addresses, in the Cloud

As far as your network is concerned, Bigleaf becomes your new ISP. Your underlying internet circuits are abstracted away, so your network IP addresses don’t need to change, regardless of which carrier the traffic is sent over.

This works because before your traffic traverses the path between our gateway clusters and your building, we encapsulate each packet in a tunnel. This encapsulation enables us to provide you with static IP addresses that don’t change.

We use Software Defined Networking (SDN) technology to tunnel your traffic over multiple Internet connections between our gateway clusters and our on-site router in your building. From there, we provide you a single optimized and redundant handoff.

Bigleaf-issued IP blocks

As part of your Bigleaf service, you will be issued a public IP block that can be delivered over any ISP. These IPs stay the same regardless of the path your traffic has to travel, providing Same IP Address Failover. So, when a circuit encounters issues, we can seamlessly move your traffic between your circuit connections without changing the IP address—meaning applications stay live, even during failover.

Dedicated backbone network

Bigleaf’s Cloud Access Network is a purpose-built IP network that we own and operate. Our carrier-grade routers and dedicated servers connect to multiple upstream transit circuits and diverse dedicated private backbone paths to create full redundancy. All of our Points of Presence (POPs) are built into major internet peering centers, or “hubs”, to ensure reliable connectivity.

End-to-end network control

By owning and operating our Cloud Access Network, we have limitless control of your experience. We can directly address issues that come up anywhere on our network and continue to evolve it to serve the growing needs of the market.

Instantly adapts to circuit and technology needs, without policies

Trying to manage all of the random issues that can impact a user’s experience—packet loss, latency, jitter, micro-outages—multiplied by the number of different technologies your business uses can create a significant resource burden on your organization. With policy-based or manually-configured firewalls, or SD-WANs, it could take months to write and test the thousands of lines of policies to try to account for everything that might happen, and an endless continuation of work for updates and re-configurations. And this doesn’t even consider the risks for error you take every time a change is made.

When you plug into Bigleaf’s service, our AI-powered software will automatically detect and classify your traffic, monitor circuit conditions, and make routing and QoS changes in real time to prevent any disruptions before they impact your users, all without the need for any manual policies or configurations.

With circuit monitoring and intelligent load balancing, Bigleaf checks every available circuit 10 times per second for capacity, packet loss, latency, and jitter. Then it sends traffic over the circuit that will provide the best performance. For example, a VoIP call will get sent down the path with the least amount of packet loss, latency, and jitter at that moment in time. On the other hand, a patch download will be sent down the one with the most throughput.

Dynamic QoS uses traffic heuristics to instantly classify your traffic in real-time, to and from the traffic source, into one of six prioritization classes. Bigleaf’s QoS is designed to work out of the box, without any manual configuration and it will auto-detect any future applications that are spun up on your network, even if you’re not aware of them.

Circuit monitoring

Load Balancing


DDoS Attack Mitigation

Provides actionable insight into your network performance ​

Bigleaf offers visibility over the entire internet path your traffic travels, including the last- and middle-mile. You’ll get an impartial view on what’s happening on every circuit on your network so you’ll know when things change, when things need attention, and what to do next to ensure reliable performance for every cloud application and technology. You’ll also have specific data you can use when troubleshooting issues with your ISPs and application vendors.

Bigleaf delivers visibility into your network performance with:

  • A multi-tenant Web Dashboard that provides customers, IT consultants, and Bigleaf partners visibility needed to troubleshoot WAN or Internet issues, evaluate bandwidth/speed adjustments, and understand the impact of network performance on application experience. This data includes statistics, graphs, and events about the performance of Bigleaf services and ISP connections.
  • Risk Monitoring that goes beyond reporting on individual network events—like your latency spiking every few seconds. It takes the aggregate of your network health and performance metrics to isolate and inform you of critical events that pose a threat to your business and site’s continuity or uptime. Through email notifications and the Bigleaf web dashboard, you will receive contextualized and interpreted patterns or conditions about your network status, an explanation of the issue, and a path to resolution for your risks.
  • Built-in troubleshooting tools you can run directly from your Bigleaf web dashboard, providing impartial and trustworthy insight into your last- and middle-mile. Through a simple interface, you can run ping tests, advanced traceroute tests (MTR), and a packet capture function, also known as TCPdump.
  • Performance Reports that provide a straightforward executive summary of the benefits of Bigleaf’s service and the performance of each ISP circuit at your business location(s). This data provides a clear view for business leaders, CIOs, and IT directors to understand the impact that Bigleaf has on your business uptime and productivity.

Your on-site connection to Bigleaf

Connect each of your locations to the Bigleaf service with on-premises edge routers that arrive pre-configured with your circuit details. The router plugs in easily on the WAN side of your existing firewall, so it can be installed by users who don’t have technical backgrounds. You may connect up to four ISPs to the Bigleaf router to maintain bi-directional control of all traffic on each circuit. After ordering, your router(s) will ship within 2 weeks.

The new public IP block you’ll be issued out of our gateway will look just like an ISP to your existing firewall so you won’t have to make any changes to your firewall settings or security policies. In many cases, you can connect your device to the Bigleaf service in as little as 90 seconds.

When you have routers at multiple locations, you’ll optimize connections to your VPN and data centers.

Bigleaf offers a high-availability option to provide increased redundancy for your deployment. This is an on-site router setup that includes redundant routers and switches to ensure that no single piece of equipment can cause a failure of your Bigleaf service.