WD-40 Eases Network Friction With Neat SD-WAN Redesign


SAN MATEO, Calif .– (COMMERCIAL THREAD) –Aryaka Networks, the world’s leading provider of Cloud-First WAN, today announced that WD-40, the world’s leading brand for specialty solvents, has deployed Aryaka’s managed SD-WAN and SASE services to create a new flexible network , reliable and secure in its EIMEA region. .

WD-40 needed a secure, resilient and scalable network to support its ambition for a comprehensive SaaS applications strategy. Since 1953, the WD-40 has become known as the ‘the can of 2000 uses‘, with household staples known for their effectiveness in combating rust and corrosion. The company grew with offices in 13 countries and has annual revenues of over $ 400 million and was looking for ways to transform its operations for the 21st century.

As part of its cloud migration strategy, the WD-40 needed to implement faster and more reliable connectivity to business-critical services than its legacy MPLS technology or the public Internet could provide. The network also did not support the performance requirements of applications such as Skype or Microsoft Teams, and their incumbent provider was unable to deliver the requested improvements or resolve the many reported failures.

WD-40 set an aggressive deployment schedule, and despite the impact of COVID, they were able to deliver on their plans, easing the transition to a fully managed network that met WD-40’s targets for flexibility, reliability , change management, and performance. Security was also a key consideration, and by working with Aryaka, WD-40 was able to create a basis for adopting a SASE architecture.

“Migrating networks is never a simple task, but doing it in a pandemic was doubly difficult,” said Jeff Longley, systems administrator at WD-40. “We needed to be able to run the two networks in parallel to make sure we could test the performance of the new network before switching, while still maintaining the day-to-day operation of the business. Aryaka’s network management and security capabilities made it the perfect partner.

To aid the SaaS-based application strategy, WD-40 was also looking to leverage technology to improve efficiency in the workplace and enable a more flexible culture. Using collaborative technologies to reduce travel across Europe, a move made in an effort to keep employees safe during the pandemic, Aryaka offered the most comprehensive package.

“WD-40 is one of the best-known household brands in the world and we are excited to solve a critical problem that their previous suppliers were unable to solve. Together we have formed an innovative partnership that just works, ”said Ian McEwan, Director of Revenue at Aryaka. “Migration is never easy, but Aryaka is committed to making the process as easy as possible for all of its global customers. At some point in everyone’s life, you need WD-40. It’s great to know that the WD-40 needs Aryaka.

After launching Aryaka’s network management and security service, the WD-40 saw immediate improvements in its network performance, allowing it to use services it had not been able to use before. Now the WD-40 is ready for any future expansion into new geographies with the flexibility, cost and ease of adding new sites and bandwidth with Aryaka.

“The real-time information about data and traffic that we are seeing for the first time gives us a better understanding of how the network is being used. The network management portal is simple and easy to use, and support, if needed, is also very quick to respond, ”said Jeff Longley. “We now have the tools and the insight to make continuous service improvements and thanks to Aryaka we also have a service that can adapt quickly to these changes. ”

Deployed by hundreds of global companies, Aryaka has one of the fastest growing global SD-WAN solutions on the market, delivering improved and predictable performance for cloud and on-premises applications. Aryaka’s globally managed SD-WAN and SASE service quickly became the only viable solution for distributed enterprises requiring alternatives to existing WAN infrastructures for the delivery of mission-critical applications.

Aryaka also received the Gartner Peer Insights – Voice of the Customer award for the 2sd consecutive year as the only managed supplier covered, and in all three regions covered. Click on here to download the report. Also, Aryaka is 5e Annual report on the state of the WAN, detailing the SD-WAN and SASE success plans of more than 1,350 companies.

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About Aryaka

Aryaka, the Cloud-First WAN and SASE company, and a Gartner “Voice of the Customer” leader, enables enterprises to easily use network and network security solutions provided as a service for a variety of modern deployments. Aryaka uniquely combines innovative SD-WAN and security technology with a global network and managed services approach to deliver the best customer and application experience in the industry. The company’s clients include hundreds of global companies, several of which are in the Fortune 100.

About WD-40 Company

WD-40 Company is a global marketing organization dedicated to creating positive and lasting memories by developing and selling products that solve problems in workshops, factories and homes around the world. The Company markets a wide range of care, maintenance and cleaning products under the following well-known brands: WD-40®, 3-IN-ONE®, GT85®, X-14®, 2000 Flushes® , Carpet Fresh®, no vac®, Spot Shot®, 1001®, Lava® and Solvol®.

San Diego-based WD-40 reported net sales of $ 408.5 million in fiscal 2020 and its products are currently available in more than 176 countries and territories around the world. WD-40 is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select market under the ticker symbol “WDFC”. For more information on the WD-40 company, please visit http://www.wd40company.com.

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