Open networking ⋮ complement and commodify


Open networking is a comparatively recent development. The switch market has previously been dominated by vertically integrated vendors, who provide the hardware, an operating system and the application software in a closed solution. Customers are locked-in and innovation was only aimed at growing performance. Security was an afterthought.

Bare-metal switches change all of that. On the one hand, horizontally open, virtualised systems can be built, using open-source software like Open Network Linux, thus avoiding vendor lock-in and reducing cost. On the other hand, the open architecture allows for value-adding solutions like plug-and-protect secure switching.

Circle Networks brings both.

Our approach

Proven features, combined into a single appliance

The virtualisation of open networking has increased flexibility and reduced cost. But so far, vendors have not used the opportunity to add security.