Extend control and security of centralized datacenters to remote offices and branch locations

Microland smartBranch is a NextGen Software-Defined Network (SDN) based infrastructure management solution that caters to the complete branch network and security needs via a simplified as-a-service model. Using Microland’s unique Network Assurance Platform (NAP), it enables CIOs to effectively transition to the digital age. The solution unlocks the possibility of leveraging existing investments using automation and analytics, as well as scaling the power of IT to deliver tangible business efficiencies.

Key characteristics of Microland smartBranch solution include:

  • A secure and compliant cloud-based management solution
  • Greater application visibility and control
  • SD-WAN services and SD-LAN technologies that enable policy-based orchestration


smartBranch SD-WAN services

SD-WAN adoption, now faster than ever

Are you struggling with boundary-less branch user experience, multi-cloud application access, hybrid WAN security, application visibility or the overall WAN & Branch network TCO?

Microland smartBranch SD-WAN services can address your challenges. Built on our expertise in every leading SD-WAN solution available in the market today, supported by our experience with 1000s of SD-WAN site rollouts, and augmented with our proprietary SD-WAN services acceleration IP, Microland smartBranch SD-WAN services are a one-stop shop solution for every SD-WAN requirement. Our services range from Software Defined-WAN proof-of-concepts to design, deployment, and managed services, offering a complete lifecycle solution delivered in an “as a service” model.

Solution flexibility is at the core of the Microland solutions. Be it hardware options on appliances / britebox / white-box or multiple network service consolidation requirements with NFV and service chaining at WAN edge or cloud access with DIA and cloud on-ramp for SaaS, IaaS, and co-location, our smartBranch SDN solution fulfills all your needs. With leading SD-WAN services and products, we deliver the right network performance, intelligent traffic management and visibility, policy-based WAN administration, Telecom and Transport independence, Direct Internet Access and Cloud on-ramp, full stack branch security and finally overall TCO reduction with CAPEX avoidance. Our solution also includes secure SD-WAN remote access for remote users to connect to the branch network with all the benefits of SD-WAN and reliable connectivity through SD-WAN client hosted in endpoint devices.

With our proprietary SD-WAN Transformation Accelerator in our Network Assurance Platform (NAP), we deliver 2x faster delivery of SD-WAN Transformation. NAP helps further improve the operational efficiencies and speeds up transformation with unique in-depth analytics and pre-built automation use cases.

Microland has built extensive capabilities on Fortinet technologies to enable accelerated network transformation and efficient operations to drive improved business outcomes for our customers. Click here to learn more about our strategic partnership with Fortinet.

Managed Security Services

Microland’s Managed Security Services offer a customizable service catalogue that caters to the evolving needs of our clients. Visit our Managed Security Services section to learn more.


Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) is a cloud-delivered service that combines network and security functions with WAN capabilities to support the dynamic, secure access needs of today’s hybrid organizations. Conceptually, SASE extends networking and security capabilities beyond where they are typically available. This lets users, regardless of location, take advantage of the firewall as a service (FWaaS), secure web gateway (SWG), zero-trust network access (ZTNA), and a host of threat detection functions.

Enterprise networks are increasingly reliant on cloud-based applications to run their businesses and support distributed workflows to support remote and mobile users. This has resulted in the conventional enterprise network rapidly growing beyond the conventional network edge, challenging infrastructure leaders to secure and manage an ever-expanding attack surface. While Software-Defined networks (SDN) have advanced rapidly enough to support the workflows of these remote endpoints, most security tools have not kept pace, rendering VPN-only solutions obsolete. For organizations to remain competitive, all endpoints must be secured and managed with the same security and networking policies as their on-premises infrastructure, regardless of where they’re located.

Microland SmartBranch SASE provides 24x7 monitoring of a customer’s Network, Security and Cloud estate against malicious events, enterprise-wide user traffic analysis, proactive management, and response to <<alert>>s including initial containment and incident response to mitigate threats. For our solution, we are leveraging the Zscaler platform integrated with a NextGen SIEM to monitor the business-critical applications and sensitive data on the cloud.

When properly implemented, a SASE approach allows organizations to apply secure access no matter where their users, workloads, devices, or applications are located. This becomes imperative as more users join the remote workforce, SaaS applications see rapid adoption, and data is moved rapidly across data centers, branch offices, and hybrid- and multi-cloud environments.

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  • Robert Wysocki
    Robert Wysocki
    Senior Vice President & Global Client Solutions Leader - Network & Cyber Security
    Robert (Bob) is a seasoned IT evangelist with over 30 years of industry experience, gained at Fortune 20 as well as start-up organizations. At Microland, Bob's responsibilities include driving innovation, incubating emerging technologies and enabling customers to leverage key digital technologies for rapid business and operational transformation.
  • Prashant Kerur
    Prashant Kerur
    Associate Vice President - Networks and Cybersecurity
    Prashant brings over 23 years of experience in research & development, Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and 5G. He has rich experience in wireless & wireline networks, and new-age offerings. His career highlights include new service line incubation, product innovation, knowledge management, and people engagement. In his current role, Prashant leads Microland’s 5G practice and is responsible for GTM strategy, solution incubation and partner ecosystem development.
  • Balasubramanian Panchanathan
    Balasubramanian Panchanathan
    Senior Director - Network
    Bala has 18+ years of experience with key focus on Network technologies. Over his career he has led multiple customers through digital transformation by designing transformative Network services and solutions. At Microland, he is responsible for solution design and implementation, and development of Go-to-Market strategies for the Network CSO.
  • Shrikant Dandin
    Shrikant Dandin
    Director – Network
    Shrikant has 14 years of experience in Network Infrastructure Management and has completed three CCIE in R&S, SP, and DC. Shrikant has played multiple roles in network consulting, solution design and engineering and NextGen services creation with a focus on Automation.
  • Harish M N
    Harish M N
    Director – Technology, Networks
    Harish is a technology leader with over 20 years of experience in providing strategic direction to clients on leveraging IT Infrastructure to deliver business outcomes. He has built & led global teams for the successful delivery of network design, transformation, and management services. In his current role, Harish is responsible for the development of Next-Gen Network solutions integrated with AI-enabled automation.
  • Ramesh NG
    Ramesh NG
    Senior Director – Networks
    Ramesh comes with over 21 years of experience in driving innovation in Networking services with key focus on SDN Solutions & IPs development. Ramesh is part of several leading industry forums in the Networking Industry such as OpenStack, IEEEE, etc. In Microland, Ramesh’s focus is on driving our solutions & IP development in SDN, Automation and in Private 5G space.
  • Girish Thekkadath
    Girish Thekkadath
    Principal Solution Director, Network and Cybersecurity
    Girish has over 20 years of experience across consulting, presales, solution design and service delivery for global customers in the areas of network infrastructure solution and services. At Microland, his responsibilities include driving presales, solutioning, go-to-market strategies, and enabling customers adopt NextGen technologies to accelerate business and operational transformation.