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Ananda Networks Announces Industry’s First Free, Unlimited Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) Solution

Company recognized for its innovative cloud-based, software alternative to legacy networking and security solutions

January 25, 2021 - Ananda Networks announced the free version of the Ananda Secure Global LAN (SG-LAN), allowing companies and their distributed workforce to connect as if they are on a local area network (LAN). With this free cloud-managed, software-based solution, companies can easily create their private networks, connecting users, devices, and servers all over the world, with unparalleled speed, security, and simplicity. To sign up for the free service, users can visit

The free tier includes:
- Cloud-based management
- High-performance networking
- End-to-end encryption
- Zero-trust network access and micro-segmentation
- Support for unlimited users
- Email support

More functionality is available with the paid Ananda tiers, including:
- Additional traffic acceleration with Ananda’s Nitro™ relay technology
- Integration with enterprise identity providers (e.g. Azure AD, Okta)
- Gateway support for connecting IoT devices or cloud VPCs
- Secure, high-performance connectivity to SaaS services
- Premium support options

“A free, self-service option is another step we are taking to make networking and security as easy as surfing the web is today,” said Adi Ruppin, co-founder and CEO of Ananda Networks. “Administrators are now able to create high-performance, secure networks in minutes rather than weeks or months as is the case with existing complex, hardware-based solutions.”

Since its launch in the summer of 2020, Ananda has been recognized by multiple industry publications and organizations, being named:
- Startup to Watch by Crunchbase
- Startup of the Year in the security software category of the 15th annual Network PG’s 2020 IT World AwardsTech
- Trailblazers winner in the networking category
- CRN Top 10 Coolest Edge Computing Startups, Top 20 Coolest Tech Startups of 2020, Top 10 Coolest New Edge Computing Platforms, and Top 25 Hottest Edge Software Companies

About Ananda Networks
Founded by serial entrepreneurs in the networking and cybersecurity industries, Ananda Networks is rebuilding the network from the ground up to solve today’s distributed workforce needs. The Ananda SG-LAN (Secure Global LAN) service allows organizations to create their own private networks, connecting users, devices, and cloud services with unparalleled speed, security, and simplicity. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter or LinkedIn..