It's been proven a fact that many IT personnels at government agencies are working and dealing with infrastructure inadequacies found in legacy networks.

Many express worries about their systems struggling to adapt to the dynamic requirements of cloud and hybrid technologies, bringing to attention the many security risks associated with failing to modernize legacy systems.

These agencies therefore are now embarking on a digital transformation aimed at addressing the challenge of operating on outdated networks amidst evolving application demands.


A key challenge is the lack of prioritization for networking aspects amidst cloud adoption and overall IT modernization efforts and the most feasible solution for addressing this particular hurdle is the adoption of Software Defined Wide Area Networks (SD-WAN).

SD-WAN is considered the ideal solution not only for optimizing and securing broadband connections, but also for transforming these connections into cloud-ready enterprise-grade networks. Leveraging the power of robust network appliance ensures network transformation success, leading to benefits such as enhanced cloud readiness, robust branch security and improved performance while achieving cost savings compared to legacy services.

Despite the transition efforts, some agencies, especially those with large distributed networks and numerous locations, are underestimating the time required for such network modernization. Some might even consider adopting technologies such as MPLS T-1 lines for modern bandwidth-intensive applications, negating their inadequacies therefore shifting away from more adaptable solutions like SD-WAN.


A government agency came to Lanner whilst considering ways to improve the productivity of its staff and to increase engagement with citizens. It wished to make available free public WiFi networks and video conferencing centers in each office, expand the use of SaaS collaboration tools and deploy new self-service apps on the agency’s citizens portal.

Also needed is the remote access to critical applications during weather emergencies such as floods and severe winter storms. This particular agency was also concerned with telecommunications costs for the wide area network (WAN) taking up too much of the agency’s budget. They did realize that costs was possible by moving from MPLS and dedicated links between offices to low-cost public internet services but were fully aware that using public internet connections could open their offices to more cyberattacks.

All in all, a successful SD-WAN deployment must deliver the followings:

  • Reliable, high-quality, low-latent network performance
  • Support for enterprise-grade network security
  • Centralized management/reporting/action plans
  • Seamless integration with additional networking and security products

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The NCA-1040SE is a fanless multi-service gateway powered by the Intel® Atom X6413E/Intel Pentium N6210 processor (Codenamed Elkhart Lake). It was introduced to fulfill the demand for edge computing security and CPE.

The NCA-1040SE’s form factor (180 x 32 x 168 mm), relatively low power consumption and robust processing capability all make it ideal for edge deployments, branch offices and retail settings for applications such as routing, VoIP, VPN, firewall, IPS/IDS, web filtering, email server, high-volume storage and wireless networking hub.

For memory, NCA-1040SE supports up to 32GB DDR4 3200 MHz SODIMM and this platform is equipped with 4x SMA antenna connectors for wireless signals. The NCA-1040SE’s other features include mini-PCIe, M.2 and nano SIM slots for WiFi/5G/LTE (SKU A), 4x 2.5GbE RJ45 ports, 1x console port, 1x USB 3.0 and 1x display port.


Lanner’s uCPE solutions not only enable robust, high-performing and cloud-ready SD-WAN networks capable of supporting today’s application demands but also address concerns regarding cybersecurity risks associated with broadband technologies, delivering end-to-end encryption and continuous monitoring.

Benefits include making available not only additional network capacity through low-cost public Internet services instead of high-cost MPLS connections, therefore reducing administrative costs with centralized management, but also speedy, reliable network performance for critical public applications, leading to better overall UX for employees and the general public.

What’s more, edge-centric security strategies employed by managed SD-WAN solutions reduced time required for detecting and blocking malware, ransomware, phishing, DoS attacks and other threats, delivering airtight protection for WiFi networks, email, SaaS apps and other applications.


Lanner’s uCPE platform provides a short TTM solution for this particular government agency to fully adopt an edge-first transition that allows for an efficient network modernization in distributed environments.

The NCA-1040SE was proven a comprehensive and secure uCPE appliance that seamlessly integrates critical network functions and advanced security features, therefore ensuring a seamless transition to modern software-defined networking architectures while safeguarding against cybersecurity threats.

All in all, by implementing managed SD-WAN solutions, the said agency is now well-positioned to meet most of the evolving network demands more effectively and is well-quipped to navigate the complexities and to realize the full potential of their networks both now and in the future.

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