Understanding Networks
  • 18 Oct 2020
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The ability to create your network is one of the fundamental features of the Management Platform. This article describes the components of a network.


Each network has three basic components - RegionsGateways, and Tunnels.

Those components enable one or more Groups of your Members to securely access your on-premises and cloud-based resources.


Network Components

  • Region(s)- Physical locations where your Gateway(s) will be deployed.

One Network can have several Regions for lower latency and better performance.
Members connecting to a multi-regional Network will automatically be routed to the closest Region.

  • Private Gateway(s) - Dedicated private servers deployed in your selected Region(s). Every Gateway has its own static IP address and can be connected to others on-premises or cloud resources by Tunnels. A green dot indicates that the gateway is up and healthy. A red dot indicates that the gateway has malfunctioned.

One Region can have several Gateways, which improves the redundancy of your Network and ensures better load-balancing between the Gateways.

  • Tunnel(s) - Site-to-Site securely encrypted connections deployed from your Gateway(s) to your on-premises and cloud-based resources in-order to connect them to your Network. A green dot indicates that the tunnel is up. A red dot indicates that the tunnel is traffic that does not flow from one site to another.

Tunnels can be used to connect all of your branches to one Network by easily deploying a Tunnel to each one of them. One Gateway can have several Tunnel connections.