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Pertino Delivers SDN-Powered Cloud Networks to the Masses

SMBs Can Now Build Enterprise-Class Networks That Connect People Everywhere in Minutes

LOS GATOS, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/12/13 -- Pertino, a company reinventing networking for the cloud era, today launched the limited release of its revolutionary new service that leverages the transformative power of cloud, Software-defined Network (SDN), and virtualization technologies to deliver enterprise-class networking capabilities to small-to-medium businesses. Pertino's cloud network engine makes it possible for businesses of any size to instantly create secure networks that connect people anywhere to the information and applications they need to be productive. Pertino is available now on a select set of computing devices with additional devices being added throughout 2013.

Businesses everywhere are feeling the impact of economic and technological changes. Emerging trends, including globalization, an increasingly mobile workforce, the proliferation of mobile devices and connected things, and the rise of cloud services are putting unprecedented demands on business networks. Today's wide-area network (WAN) solutions are too complex, expensive, and limiting to effectively handle these transformative trends; especially for resource-constrained SMBs.

"For the last decade, wide-area networking has been all about boxes and branches. But a wave of change is washing over businesses today, and in its wake IT organizations are grappling with cloud, mobility, post-PC devices, and an emerging workforce raised on always-on connectivity," said Craig Elliott, co-founder and CEO of Pertino. "We realized that the network outside the office is becoming as pervasive and critical as the one inside, so we developed Pertino -- an entirely new way to build a network in the cloud that's disruptively simple, secure and available everywhere."

Pertino enables a wide array of networking use cases with unsurpassed speed and simplicity, and eliminates the need for multiple point solutions. They include:

  • Mobile access: Provides mobile users with a LAN-like experience without being LAN-locked
  • Virtual offices: Put a virtual office anywhere on the planet in minutes
  • Secure file-sharing: Access office files from anywhere while preserving visibility and control
  • Remote desktop: Remotely access office apps and perform remote desktop and server admin
  • Instant networks: Spin-up a network when and where you need it, and take it down just as fast

Unboxing a New Way to WAN
With Pertino, any business can build a secure, cloud-based network that connects people everywhere -- and, in the future, on any device -- with IT resources based anywhere. The Pertino cloud platform combines the power and pervasiveness of today's global cloud infrastructure with network virtualization, the programmability and automation of SDN, and a social-inspired management paradigm. The result is a radical departure from traditional WANs which require spending thousands of dollars on hardware, weeks of planning, and countless hours of experts' time to configure, deploy and maintain. Building a Pertino cloud network takes just a few minutes and requires no hardware, expertise, or upfront costs. And inviting users to join is as easy as adding colleagues to your LinkedIn network. All that's required is a Pertino subscription and an Internet connection.

"With remote employees spanning ten office locations, we needed a solution that allowed people to pull files directly from the network from anywhere without the cost, management and user headaches of a VPN," said Juan Padron, business manager for SafeGuard Insurance Agency. "I set-up our Pertino cloud network in minutes and now we have a secure way for mobile workers to conduct business from anywhere, and there's nothing new to learn because it works just like when they're in the office."

Connecting the Cloud
Despite the rise in cloud services, few businesses get all of their IT solutions delivered via the cloud. The reality is that most businesses are, and will continue to be, "partly cloudy" with IT resources both onsite and in the cloud. However, connecting cloud-based resources to the office network is a painful process for all parties. With Pertino, companies can deploy cloud servers and give people access to them as if they were on the office network.

"While much of the excitement around SDN has been focused on datacenter networks, Pertino demonstrates the larger role SDN will play beyond the datacenter," states Nick Lippis, a respected industry analyst and founder of The Lippis Report. "The implications are far reaching for how wide-area networks will be built and how network-based services will be delivered in the future."

Availability, Plans and Pricing
Pertino is now available in limited release after completing a successful six-month beta program within the Spiceworks™ IT pro community. The company will continue to add new features and device support, and gather customer feedback on usability, use cases and performance. Initial device support includes Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 systems with Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, and Mac OS-X systems in beta this quarter. Mobile support will be available later in 2013. Customers can get started with the free Personal plan that provides a personal cloud network for up to three members and three devices each. As needs grow, the Professional plan is only $10/month per member.

About Pertino
Founded in 2011, Pertino had an inspired vision for reinventing networking for the cloud era, and in the process, being a catalyst for democratizing IT for small-to-medium businesses. Globalization, cloud-enabled IT, and growing demand for always-connected people, devices, and things is affecting businesses of all sizes -- making the "outside network" as critical as the inside one. However, traditional wide-area networks have not kept pace. Pertino is a revolutionary cloud network engine that enables any business to build a simple and secure cloud-based network that connects people and IT resources from anywhere on the planet. No new hardware. No expertise. No upfront investment. To achieve this breakthrough, Pertino has developed a software platform that combines the power and pervasiveness of the cloud with Software-defined Network (SDN) and network virtualization technology, and a social-inspired user management paradigm. The company is headquartered in Los Gatos, Calif. and is funded by Norwest Venture Partners and Lightspeed Venture Partners. For more information or to try Pertino for yourself, please visit http://www.pertino.com.

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