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Office 365 networking partners

Looking for a quicker, easier way to set up your enterprise network for greater connectivity to Office 365? Consider a networking solution that’s already been optimized to improve your Office 365 experience.

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Partner solutions


These partner solutions have been validated to work with Office 365. Review solution details to learn how the solutions align with Office 365 network connectivity principles.

Citrix

 
Citrix makes the transition to Microsoft Office 365 easy by optimizing network connectivity through a combination of automation and simplified configuration. Citrix SD-WAN follows Microsoft's recommendations for minimizing latency and improving user performance for Office 365 applications with direct and reliable connections for all office locations simultaneously.

Citrix SD-WAN is independently-tested and proven to optimize trusted Office 365 traffic in accordance with Office 365 network connectivity principles.

In addition, Citrix SD-WAN leverages APIs containing published Office 365 endpoint URLs and IP addresses to learn the closest front door locations to the users. This, in conjunction with the built-in stateful firewall, provides the ability to do local breakout of trusted, latency-sensitive Office 365 and Microsoft Teams traffic over local ISPs for all your office locations.

Learn more about Citrix SD-WAN

NetFoundry

 
Powered by the API integration between Microsoft and NetFoundry, NetFoundry Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) delivers Office 365 applications according to Microsoft best practices to provide a faster, more secure Microsoft Office 365 experience and increased user productivity. As a Microsoft certified Office 365 solution provider, NetFoundry enables optimal delivery of Office 365 applications, directly from user devices or branch offices to the nearest Microsoft Global Edge Network. 

The NetFoundry NaaS model is so simple and powerful that it enables customers to spin up global networks in minutes. The network can deliver individual applications, such as Office 365, without requiring any WAN changes, providing zero trust security and optimized performance over virtually any Internet connection. NetFoundry’s unique, software-only solution does not require customers to use a specific WAN type, SD-WAN vendor or telco provider, seamlessly working with any WAN to instantly enable faster, secure, direct Office 365 connectivity. Along with Office 365 optimization, Azure and Azure Stack sites can be instantly added to the same network, using NetFoundry software from Azure marketplaces to enable hybrid and multi-cloud connectivity, and offering customers single-pane-of-glass control and visibility to all apps and sites on the network.

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NTT Communications

 
In accordance with Office 365 network connectivity principles, NTT Communications network solutions are designed to optimize connectivity to Office 365 and can help organizations increase user productivity.

In particular, NTT Communications network solutions help minimize traffic latency to help maximize the user experience by separating communications to Office 365 that ensured its security with advanced security features from ordinary internet traffic, and by optimizing traffic paths and security feature deployment.

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Silver Peak

 
Silver Peak delivers the transformational promise of the cloud with a business-first networking model. The Unity EdgeConnect self-driving WAN platform liberates enterprises from conventional WAN approaches to transform the network from a constraint to a business accelerant. Thousands of globally distributed enterprises have deployed Silver Peak WAN solutions across 100 countries.

Because it’s fully integrated with the Office 365 IP Address and URL Web service, EdgeConnect can provide out-of-the box, validated support for Office 365 connectivity principles. Adherence to these principles means that EdgeConnect enables specific Office 365 traffic to egress locally and directly over the internet with matching local DNS name resolution. Also, Silver Peak’s integration with the Office 365 IP Address and URL Web service ensures that Unity Orchestrator™ receives continuous updates regarding Office 365 service endpoints and application classification rules and remains aligned in real-time with Office 365 connectivity principles.

Learn more about Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect

Zscaler

 
Built 100 percent in the cloud, Zscaler delivers the entire security stack as a global, multi-tenant service. By securely connecting users to applications, regardless of device, location, or network, Zscaler is transforming enterprise security.

Zscaler delivers a fast and seamless connection to Office 365 without the cost and complexity of appliances, while maintaining the highest level of security for non-Microsoft traffic leaving the branch. As a cloud-based service, Zscaler offers an approach that’s unmatched in operational ease, scale, and ROI. 

Learn more about the Zscaler solution