Standard Features

Ecessa technology was born with essential features like load balancing and automatic failover in 2002 and has evolved ever since to include the software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) functions our customers need to build a Never Down® network. Ecessa models support bandwidth up to 20 Gbps.

  • LOAD BALANCING

    A critical component of every Ecessa Never Down network is spreading traffic out to use all available bandwidth. This approach guides traffic down all available routes and divides the load evenly for faster connectivity.

  • CARRIER AGNOSTIC

    Ecessa SD-WAN solutions are carrier agnostic and support any type of service from any provider. You can combine MPLS, broadband, DSL, cable, satellite, microwave, fixed wireless, cellular 4G/LTE — and soon 5G.

  • AUTHORATATIVE DNS

    An integrated Authoritative DNS server can be used to load balance inbound services and provide automatic inbound failover. This is particularly useful for schools and businesses that host applications locally in their data centers.

  • AUTOMATIC FAILOVER AND FAILBACK

    All Ecessa products provide automatic Failover and Failback between WAN connections with load balancing and traffic shaping to eliminate network congestion and deliver 100% availability of your critical applications.

  • ACTIVE/ACTIVE BANDWIDTH

    Active/Active use of bandwidth and session load balancing means none of the links you pay for sit idle. Ecessa creates multi-homed networks of up to 25 WAN links to eliminate link congestion. It continually monitors each connection and uses intelligent outbound traffic management to load balance across all available WAN links.

  • QUALITY OF SERVICES (QoS)

    Quality of Service (QoS) rules allow for prioritization of traffic types and various traffic routing options.

Advanced Features

Business and technology have evolved alongside each other, creating the need for additional features to make networks faster, more
resilient and more secure. Ecessa SD-WAN is available in multiple scalable options so every business can access the level of service they need.

  • SIP PROXY AND SIP REGISTRAR

    For VoIP calls, Ecessa uses SIP Proxy and SIP Registrar to provide SIP in-call failover – meaning your calls won’t drop, even if a connection is lost or interrupted. That’s just part of our Never Down network.

  • ADVANCED SECURITY

    Built-in VPN allows for strong AES-256 encryption to protect site-to-site traffic over public Internet connections. Remote users can connect securely, from anywhere and any device, to the integrated L2TP and SSL VPN server.

  • INTUITIVE MANAGEMENT

    When it comes to orchestration, the Ecessa Insight Management Portal makes monitoring and managing all Ecessa devices in your network simple. Event reporting is also available with SNMP, NetFlow and remote Syslog.

  • TRAFFIC ROUTING

    With traffic routing options like packet duplication mode over two or more links, real time applications like Citrix, VDI, VoIP and video conferencing won’t falter or drop, even if the primary connection is unstable. Read our Traffic Routing options white paper for details.

  • FULL MESH NETWORK ROUTING

    Full mesh network routing removes single points of failure and makes connections between multiple remote locations easier to manage. For organizations with a regional, national or even global footprint, Ecessa SD-WAN ensures all locations are seamlessly and reliably connected.

  • HIGH AVAILABILITY

    Available in both enterprise grade appliances and virtual instances, Ecessa products can integrate into any network. High Availability (HA) is supported for hardware redundancy. Fail-to-wire and network bypass keep a data path open during unexpected interruptions, like power losses.

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Ecessa Insight® Management Portal with statistics, graphing, reporting, alerts, and moreFeature IncludedFeature IncludedFeature Included
Automatic Failover & FailbackFeature IncludedFeature IncludedFeature Included
Active/Active use of Bandwidth and Session Load BalancingFeature IncludedFeature IncludedFeature Included
Quality of Service (QoS)Feature IncludedFeature IncludedFeature Included
Stateful FirewallFeature IncludedFeature IncludedFeature Included
SIP Call Load Balancing & FailoverFeature IncludedFeature IncludedFeature Included
High Availability SupportedFeature IncludedFeature IncludedFeature Included
Authoritative DNS for Inbound Load Balancing and FailoverFeature IncludedFeature Included
Encryption (VPN) for Site-to-Site VPN and Remote Access VPNFeature IncludedFeature Included
Multi-Site GRE Tunnels for Seamless Load Balancing and FailoverFeature Included
Packet Level Control (Duplication, Aggregation, and more)Feature Included
Virtual Instances availableFeature Included
WANworX UpgradableFeature IncludedFeature Included
Network Characteristics

Small office
Simple failover
Network monitoring
Hub & Spoke
Hosted applications
VPN replacement
Session load balancing

Full mesh network
Multiple sites
Never Down voice & VDI
Regulated industries with
security & compliance requirements
Industries
Retail
MSP/TSP
Professional services