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Adaptiv Cloud Secure

Advanced network security, simplified

Cloud Secure is our complete cloud-managed security solution that delivers advanced network protection with the simplicity of a cloud-managed service. Cloud Secure gives you peace of mind because it provides enterprise-grade network security, but without the cost and complexity of managing your own corporate firewalls.

SASE: Network security for the cloud generation

It all starts with the secure network foundation of Adaptiv SD-WAN, plus the added web-filtering layer of our Cloud Protect solution. Cloud Secure is the full-featured SASE (secure access service edge) solution that takes your network security to the next level. Cloud Secure is designed for businesses who are ready to move beyond the complexity and limitations of corporate firewalls and step up to a simpler, more secure cloud-based network security solution.

Secure SD-WAN Network

Adaptiv SD-WAN provides a secure foundation of encrypted connectivity and a “zero-trust” network posture.

Web Filtering Protection

Cloud Protect adds powerful URL and DNS filtering to easily control which sites are allowed on your network.

SASE Cloud Security

Cloud Secure adds deep content inspection with Firewall-as-a-Service and advanced threat detection.

5 limitations of corporate firewalls

Corporate firewalls provide network security, but they come with a set of limitations and frustrations that IT managers must navigate.

  • COST  Acquiring enterprise-grade firewalls can be a substantial investment, especially for small and medium-sized businesses. 
  • COMPLEXITY  Configuring security policies on firewalls is a time-consuming task that requires skilled IT expertise. 
  • MAINTENANCE  Firewall firmware updates are essential to ensure ongoing protection against emerging threats.
  • PERFORMANCE  Use of advanced features like Deep Content Inspection will dramatically reduce your firewall throughput.
  • REMOTE ACCESS  VPN access is complex to manage and usually results in poor performance for remote employees.

Cloud Secure offers IT managers the option to upgrade to a more secure and efficient SASE solution at their own pace. Download our solution brief to learn more.

Explore Cloud Secure

Enterprise-grade cloud security as a managed service

A Secure Foundation

The base layer Of SD-WAN security

Adaptiv SD-WAN provides a base layer of security that includes a stateful firewall at each branch office. Our edge device operates on a “zero-trust” philosophy that blocks any unknown or unauthorized traffic from the outside. Branch network access is only allowed through the secure encrypted SD-WAN tunnel that keeps your data private. 


Enterprise security, zero complexity

Cloud Secure eliminates the cost and complexity of “next-generation” firewalls. Deep Content Inspection with Unified Threat Management (UTM), Intrusion Detection/Prevention (IDPS), and Data Loss Prevention (DLP) are provided as a cloud-managed service with no hardware to buy or maintain.

Secure Web Gateway

Block malware, phishing and web-borne threats

Cloud Secure combines the powerful URL and DNS filtering capabilities of Cloud Protect with advanced real-time threat protection. By using AI and monitoring over 100 million endpoints, we are able to analyze and detect new malware and protect against zero-day attacks.  

Stay Protected

Security that never goes out of date

Cloud Secure is a cloud-managed service that is always providing the latest protection, no firewall maintenance effort is required. Security policy is managed in the Adaptiv Connect cloud orchestrator, any changes are instantly deployed across all your network locations and remote My Connect users. 

Optimal Performance

Zero dropoff in branch throughput

The heavy processing of Deep Content Inspection is done by our secure cloud gateways, so there’s no overhead on the SD-WAN edge appliance and no added latency. Cloud Secure delivers a better network experience with advanced security capabilities, but without the usual throughput dropoff of next-gen firewalls.

ZTNA Remote Access

Added protection for hybrid workers

Adaptiv My Connect is our simple ZTNA (Zero Trust Network Access) client for remote workers. My Connect functions similarly to a cloud VPN, but also optimizes reliability and performance while providing secure remote access. Cloud Secure SASE policies automatically extend to protect all your remote workers using My Connect.

Grows With You

Easily add bandwidth or increase security

Unlike firewall appliances that you can outgrow,  Adaptiv SD-WAN with Cloud Secure grows with your business. You can easily add more bandwidth throughput to your network when you need it by simply adding more connections and increasing your service license.

How to buy Cloud Secure

Cloud Secure works as an extension of Adaptiv SD-WAN products. It’s sold as a simple add-on subscription for any new or existing Adaptiv SD-WAN customers. An upgrade may be required for existing customers to ensure they are running a  Cloud Secure compatible version of our SD-WAN software.

As with all Adaptiv products, Cloud Secure is sold exclusively through our global network of certified SD-WAN solution providers. Contact us today to find an Adaptiv SD-WAN provider near you.

Frequently asked questions

Adaptiv Cloud Secure

Yes. Customers with existing firewalls can continue using them with Adaptiv SD-WAN and Cloud Protect. When the time comes to replace your firewall, you have the option to renew your firewall maintenance or upgrade to Adaptiv Cloud Secure which is our more advanced cloud-managed SASE service that is designed as a firewall replacement

Yes, Cloud Secure includes Cloud Protect web-filtering. Over 20 million website URLs are categorized using a combination of AI, crowd sourcing, and manual validation. Our database is continuously updated as new websites are identified so that your Cloud Protect service is always up to date.

Cloud Secure uses AI to identify signatures of unknown malware to provide real-time threat protection against zero-day attacks. Cloud Secure continuously gathers this intelligence from over 100 million endpoints to update our database known threats as new malware emerges. Unlike firewalls, Cloud Secure requires no firmware updates to provide the latest malware protection. 

While both solutions are optional cloud-security add-ons that work with all Adaptiv SD-WAN products, Cloud Protect is more focused on adding web-filtering (URL and DNS filtering.) Web-filtering is a very important layer of security that many businesses lack, and Cloud Protect makes this safekeeping simple and affordable. Cloud Secure is a more advanced cloud-based SASE offering that adds Next Generation Firewall-as-a-Service and Secure Web Gateway features. Cloud Secure combines Deep Content Inspection with AI-based threat detection to protect against zero-day attacks. Cloud Protect customers will have the option to updgrade to Cloud Secure when Adaptiv SASE product is released in Fall 2023.

Yes. For new Adaptiv Business Connect or Adaptiv Enterprise Connect customers, you can simply add Cloud Secure to your initial purchase order with your Adaptiv SD-WAN solution provider. For existing customers, a firmware upgrade may be required. Check with your Adaptiv SD-WAN solution provider or contact us for details. 

Yes, local breakout is allowed for known SaaS applications. Our SD-WAN edge device uses First Packet Inspection to identify over 6,000 SaaS applications. Local breakout at the edge can be used to route this known traffic directly to the internet through the ISP instead of sending it to the Adaptiv SD-WAN Cloud. This feature helps customers "right-size" their SD-WAN and Cloud Secure license by keeping known applications that are not considered business-critical (ie: Netflix, YouTube, Facebook) out of the SD-WAN tunnel. Configuring local breakout provides the business with full access to their ISP bandwidth connection, with SD-WAN optimization for business applications, and Cloud Secure will provide Deep Content Inspection for unknown traffic.

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