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Network Invisible.

Netlinkz (ASX:NET) is the creator of the Virtual Invisible Network, a globally patented, award winning network technology that allows organisations to quickly connect sites, devices and staff over the internet through a unique network solution that is generally invisible.

Technology

The Virtual Invisible Network or VIN, is an evolutionary step in virtual networking that can be used over any other type of established public or private network, including the Internet.

It’s evolutionary because it introduces the ability to create a new, fast and secure Local Area Network (LAN) fabric over a Wide Area Network (WAN). The LAN fabric is extremely adaptive and fluid and can be stretched to any ‘shape’ while achieving the same efficiencies and benefits as a traditional LAN typically found in a home or office environment.

The patented technology can do this as it creates a unique ‘mesh network’, typically used by military organisations or Fortune 500 companies, that connects devices to each other without information needing to pass through any centralised point. The centralised point of a network (such as a server) is often what makes virtual networks ‘visible’ and potentially ‘accessible’ to intruders.  With no centralised point in the Virtual Invisible Network, and all participating behind firewalls, it is difficult for intruders to hack a network that they can’t see.

Unlike traditional networks that can fail for many simple reasons such as a server going offline, the only way to shut down a mesh network is to shut down every node or device in the network. This unique architecture (seen in the picture on the right) and ability to create an efficient LAN experience over a WAN through proprietary software, means the Virtual Invisible Network is extremely reliable, fast and secure.

The Virtual Invisible Network allows organisations of all shapes and sizes to have access to cutting edge network technology that has traditionally only been in the domain of extremely large organisations.

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Security

The Virtual Invisible Network solution was described by independent US-based cyber security experts, Secure State as “amongst the most secure products in the market today” and “in line with the top Fortune 500 companies with which SecureState works.”

Along with being a winner of the Global Security Challenge, a highly respected international security competition sponsored by the United States Government, the network technology has been put to the test by many of the world’s leading IT companies and consultancies with the same result: it’s difficult to hack because it’s difficult to find.

Why is this the case? In a nutshell, the network design has no central point (traditionally the access point for many breaches) for intruders to target in order to see and get access to the entire network. This is unlike traditional network solutions.

Devices on the network sit behind closed firewalls, and the Broker Service that creates the meshed network (i.e. joins points of the network together) is the only aspect of the network solution that has public visibility and it is not able to join the network it creates. This means that even if an intruder were able to breach the public Broker Service, they are unable to use it to gain access to any of the VIN networks that it helps establish nor intercept network traffic.

With no central point in the network for intruders to target to see an entire VIN network, disparate devices (nodes) communicating directly with each other and the Broker Server unable to communicate or connect to the network it creates, Netlinkz’s technology has been described as “virtually invisible”.

Through its architecture or by default, the Virtual Invisible Network is a far more secure virtual networking solution than any Virtual Private Network (VPN) solution or any SD-WAN solution that utilises VPN as a data plane.

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Awards & Recognition

Netlinkz (formerly iwebgate) has been fortunate to win many independent awards and successful reviews for its network technology.

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