Cloud Managed networking makes deployment and control a breeze.
The mbox Cloud Managed Gateway (CMG) can be deployed as an integrated gateway, where the router, firewall & WAN link balancer all exist in one device, saving costs from procuring multiple devices while enjoying maximum performance and reducing point of failures.
mbox’s “zero-config” feature enables speedy onsite deployment without the need of any certified network engineer, while its cloud management capabilities enables Managed Service Provider (MSP) to massively manage and monitor all your deployed mboxes at fingertips.
Managed Service providers
Businesses connecting to many remotes sites through VPN
Businesses requiring resilient WAN connectivity
Who is CMG suitable for?
mbox support 802.D ethernet Bridging, which allows hosts connected to different mbox ports to communicate directly, by assigning them into the same bridge.
It is possible to combine multiple mbox physical interfaces into one logical interface to achieve higher throughput and interface/link redundancy. Typically we call this link aggregation or link bonding.
VERSATILE NETWORK INTERFACES
mbox supports multiple physical and logical interfaces. In summary, below are the types of interfaces supported by mbox:
Gigabit Ethernet interface (hardware interface)
Bonding interface (logical interface)
VLAN interface (logical interface)
PPP interface (logical dialer interface)
L2TPv3 interface (logical)
GRE tunnel interface (logical)
ROBUST IP ADDRESSING & ROUTING
mbox provides the fundamental infrastructure for the delivery of advanced IP services across most industry networking products. Based on industry-leading Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) standards, mbox offers the support for a broad range of IP routing technologies that provides industry-leading scalability, availability, manageability, and high-performance capabilities.
ADVANCED STATEFUL FIREWALL
The mbox Firewall is a stateful firewall that inspects TCP and UDP packets at the application layer of the OSI model. Watching over the outgoing requests (to the Internet) and opens reciprocal, inbound ports for the return traffic, preventing unauthorised connections into the network. All traffic that goes through the mbox is inspected using RansNet's proprietary Security Algorithms and is either allowed through or dropped.
mbox supports a wide range of industry standard Firewall design principles and protocols which all are managed from the Cloud.
WAN LINK BALANCER
Provides outbound traffic balancing and failover across multiple WAN links. It comes as a default feature for both CMG and HSA, without special licensing requirement.
Added onto mbox powerful performance and multiple GE ports, it offers a simple and cost-effective choice for enterprises to efficiently aggregate the total bandwidth available from multiple upstream ISP links with highest resiliency.
Load-balancing based on weights between links (weights are relative to each WAN link capacity), or just do failover with multiple levels of primary and backup interfaces.
RELIABLE VIRTUAL PRIVATE NETWORK
The mbox is capable of functioning as a bidirectional tunnel endpoint: receiving plain packets, encapsulate them, send them to the other end of the tunnel where they are unencapsulated, and sent to their final destination. Using mbox as CPE appliance, there are a few ways we can build VPN cloud to connect remote sites back to HQ/DC network
Configure L2TPv3 tunnels between two mbox
Configure GRE tunnels between two mbox
Configure SSL VPN tunnels between two mbox
Configure IPSec VPN tunnels between two mbox