Enea and NEXCOM have jointly developed an open source software kit for secure SD-WAN, making it easy for systems integrators and communication service providers to evaluate and deploy enterprise networks leveraging universal customer premises equipment (uCPE). The kit includes flexiWAN, an open source SD-WAN application, and pfSense, an open source firewall, both virtualized to run on uCPE. Also included are automation scripts for onboarding and testing, as well as extensive how-to-guides.
The open source software is configured for Enea's uCPE virtualization and management platform, Enea NFV Access, and two of NEXCOM's Intel-based whitebox appliances – DTA 1160 and TCA 5170B.
The two hardware platforms provide different networking capacities at different price points, covering a wide range of performance requirements for various use cases. The DTA 1160 is based on an Intel Atom® processor and designed for lightweight, scale-out workloads, while TCA 5170B is based on an Intel® Xeon® D processor for high virtualized performance. Both configurations have been tested to meet throughput requirements of most small and mid-sized branches. The system brief was created by Intel® Corporation.