Build a worry-free, cloud-ready network with Bigleaf SD-WAN
Bigleaf Cloud-first SD-WAN is the next generation of Internet optimization – based on the natural redundancy found in leaf veins. We connect you through our plug-and-play router in your office, to our gateway clusters in the Cloud, providing end-to-end visibility and control.
Unlike box-only solutions, Bigleaf leverages both an on-site router and a dedicated backbone network, controlling traffic both to and from the Cloud.
Experience a seamless connection with our Intelligent Load Balancing, Dynamic QoS, and Same IP Failover–with zero manual configurations or policies required.
Bigleaf installs outside your LAN, so you can leave your best-of-breed security solution in place, without disabling any of its features.
Monitoring and alerts
We monitor each ISP connection, end-to-end, 10 times per second for packet-loss, latency, jitter, and capacity. You'll have acccess to logs and graphs, plus configurable email alerts.
VoIP Protection With Bigleaf
VoIP traffic has some of the most stringent performance requirements of all Internet traffic. Different VoIP implementations and codecs respond in varying ways to network issues so performance may be poor and unstable.
Bigleaf Automatically Mitigates VoIP Issues
Bigleaf constantly monitors each circuit for packet loss, latency, and jitter. If we detect an issue, we respond in a manner appropriate to the severity of the problem
How Bigleaf Improves VoIP
Without Bigleaf, a business with VoIP over a commodity 50 Mbps circuit doesn’t have adequate options to meet performance expectations.
Bigleaf Enables High Performance VoIP
Bigleaf’s Dynamic QoS feature detects and responds to changes in available circuit throughput when sensitive traffic could be affected, and prioritizes both inbound and outbound VoIP traffic. Our Dynamic QoS detects the bandwidth bottleneck in the path to and from the customer’s site and adapts QoS policies to ensure traffic isn’t buffered in QoS-unaware ISP routers.
Same IP Address Failover
The benefits of BGP without the hassle and cost. All applications (even VoIP) stay connected when a circuit fails. Because Bigleaf handles public IP addressing in our cloud, real-time applications aren’t interrupted during circuit outages and your VoIP calls stay intact. Before your traffic traverses the path between our core and your building, we encapsulate each packet in a tunnel which enables us to provide you with static IP addresses that don’t change when your traffic moves between circuits.
Intelligent Load Balancing
Monitors circuit conditions, adapting load balancing in real-time to match application traffic needs to circuit performance. When one of your Internet circuits experiences issues such as packet loss, latency, jitter, congestion, or an outage, your VoIP call is moved to a higher-quality circuit in real-time. The Bigleaf monitoring system constantly measures circuit performance in both directions, evaluates traffic flows from your applications, and adapts to changing conditions in real-time based on algorithms and alarm thresholds.
VPN Enhancement With Bigleaf
Bigleaf is the perfect SD-WAN foundation for every site-to-site VPN. Bigleaf adds seamless-failover, intelligent routing, and QoS over broadband to your existing VPNs.
SD-WAN with Trusted Security
In a Bigleaf-enhanced VPN deployment, you gain the benefits of SD-WAN while your security is provided by established brands you know and have trusted for many years. Bigleaf is the perfect SD-WAN foundation for your Cisco, Juniper, Palo Alto, Fortinet, Watchguard, Sonicwall, Barracuda, or any other VPN. With Bigleaf, you don’t have to replace your firewalls or disable features. Even though the on-site Bigleaf router sits outside the secure zones of the firewall, it still provides seamless Same-IP Failover and Dynamic QoS (even for traffic inside the VPNs).
Plug-and-Play, Outside the Firewall
Bigleaf typically takes 5-10 minute to install at each location. You simply drop-in our on-site router between the existing firewall and the ISP connections. Once you update your public IP addressing on the firewall and re-connect any remote site VPNs, you’re done! There’s no need for complex security policies, and nothing changes on the LAN. Since Bigleaf sits outside of the firewall it makes security conversations easy, including PCI and HIPAA compliance.
Bigleaf Directs VPN Traffic
Bigleaf optimizes VPN tunnel traffic to improve stability and performance. Bigleaf will:
Ensure the VPN rides the most stable ISP connection
Fail-over VPN tunnels when necessary (during both full outages and brownouts) without dropping the VPN sessions
Prioritize critical traffic within the VPN tunnels, through coordinated packet marking
Prioritize the VPN tunnel traffic above other traffic like Microsoft patch updates, YouTube streaming, web browsing, and FTP
Provide all this functionality over commodity broadband ISPs with variable bandwidth, like cable
With Bigleaf you can move away from an expensive and slow MPLS network to take advantage of cost savings, WAN redundancy and more ubiquitous connectivity options. Then when you’re ready to migrate to cloud-based services, the Bigleaf SD-WAN platform is the perfect tool to optimize those applications across the internet.
Cloud Performance With Bigleaf
When you migrate to the Cloud you become fully dependent on your connection to get there. Bigleaf protects your Office365 experience, providing the best path for your email, calendar, files, and other Microsoft hosted traffic. With direct peering to Microsoft at each of our POPs (datacenters), the traffic between Microsoft’s datacenters and your office never hits the open Internet un-protected. Instead, it rides through our tunnels that provide QoS and Intelligent Load Balancing.
Point of Sale (PoS)
One of the best use cases for SD-WAN is protecting valuable credit card transactions. Bigleaf is a huge win for any retailer using cloud-hosted Point of Sale. With Bigleaf controlling traffic flow, and with redundant ISP connections at each store, credit card transactions aren’t lost from provider outages anymore. Bigleaf also automatically prioritizes the credit card transactions over background traffic like data transfers and video.
Whether you’re manufacturing goods and have contractual requirements for redundancy, or you’re simply using a cloud-hosted ERP system for convenience, Bigleaf ensures the reliability of your connection to those systems. With Bigleaf, your customers and partners can depend on the reliability of your connectivity.
SaaS and other Cloud
Bigleaf benefits every type of SaaS and Cloud-hosted application. Our software-driven network automatically identifies this traffic to prioritize it above bulk data that would otherwise hog connection capacity. Since our core network is hosted in datacenters at major Internet peering points, your traffic is protected along almost the whole path from your computer to the cloud servers your app is running on.
Bigleaf improves the performance of every Cloud app across every Internet connection.
Virtual Desktop Optimization With Bigleaf
Bigleaf provides the best possible Citrix and RDP experience.
Bigleaf uses proprietary technology to identify Citrix and RDP traffic, even when it’s inside an HTTPS connection. This allows us to differentiate virtual desktop traffic from other HTTPS traffic like video or web browsing. We then apply high-priority QoS and Load Balancing to virtual desktop sessions to ensure improved performance.
Optimized QoS and Routing
Because we uniquely identify virtual desktop, we can prioritize it in just the right spot, and route it according to the unique needs of that traffic. Our Dynamic QoS system automatically prioritizes it above all traffic except VoIP, and our load balancing algorithms will generally put sessions on the circuit(s) with the best performance at any moment in time.
Bigleaf Global MSP Partner Program
From the very beginning, Bigleaf’s product and programs have been built to align with MSPs priorities— strong relationships, trust, and always doing the right thing for our partners and customers.
Partnering with Bigleaf means that we’ll always have your back, and we are fully committed to helping you grow your business. Our Global MSP program has been designed to provide the resources you need, while rewarding you for your success.
Bigleaf Partner Onboarding
Bigleaf’s onboarding process has been developed to provide our partners with all of the information and training necessary to get the most value out of Bigleaf. The more you know, the better you can serve your customers. We’ll hold your hand through the process and provide all of the self-serve educational resources you need.
24/7 Partner Support
MSPs who work with Bigleaf get 24/7 phone support with SD-WAN engineers. That means your team gets the answers they need, for themselves or for your customers, right away. Having random issues with a VoIP provider? ISP? We can help with those too. Bigleaf support is here to ensure your success.
Marketing is a critical component of any long-term business strategy. It takes many forms and can be vastly different from one business to the next. With Bigleaf Marketing support, you’ll have access to a robust library of content and resources to communicate with your clients and prospects at the right time, with the right message.
Bigleaf marketing resources are available for all our MSP partners globally, at no cost. This is our way of empowering and enabling you to go to market faster and easier, helping to grow your business and your revenue.
Marketing Development Funds
Bigleaf’s MDF program helps participating partners generate new recurring revenue through education and events. We’ll provide you with funding and materials to pull off a great event, step by step, and we’re here to support you. MDF is available to support your Marketing efforts through events to acquire net new customers. An application is required, contact us if you’d like to learn more.