Procera + Sonar = The Ultimate Solution

Feb 22, 2017 by Simon Westlake

Procera, for everyone.

The challenges facing ISP networks today are massive. Streaming video, constant software updates, and the deluge of devices inside residential households have caused bandwidth requirements to skyrocket. We've long advocated the use of a Procera Networks device as a solution to this problem, but the high cost of the Procera appliances, coupled with the complex and expensive licensing and support contract model, has left this solution out of the hands of many of our customers. Today, that changes.

Procera + Sonar - The Ultimate Solution

Available now, the Procera + Sonar solution brings a cost effective and highly scalable solution to all our customers, large or small. Running on COTS Dell servers, this solution offers a small up front cost in hardware, and a simple, per-subscriber pricing model.

This solution is easy to understand. You purchase a Dell server from a list of predefined choices, based on your bandwidth needs. You use Sonar to manage your customers, in tandem with the Procera device. We bill you a simple, low additional monthly fee on a per subscriber basis. In return, you receive every feature Procera offers - application aware policy enforcement, filtering, and shaping, ScoreCard, Insights, Carrier Grade NAT, content filtering, and more.

What can Procera do for you?

The potential is almost limitless! Provide in-network content filtering services to your customers. Prioritize customer traffic simply and effectively based on application signatures - with a couple of clicks, you can quickly prioritize gaming, voice, and streaming video traffic on a per-customer basis, while de-prioritizing or shaping software updates and backups. Implement shaping, prioritization, and filtering policies based on application, protocol, port, VLAN, MPLS label, BGP AS - almost any attribute you can think of.

What does it cost?

The pricing model is simple. Purchase a Dell server from our list of approved models, and we'll deploy the Procera solution onto the server for you. You then pay Sonar a monthly fee, based on the quantity of subscribers in your network, starting at just 75 cents a subscriber. That's it - no maintenance fees, no support contracts, and no long term agreements. Best of all, you can deploy up to 25 devices in your network for the same monthly fee. You get simple and cost effective geographical diversity and failover without any additional ongoing cost.

If you'd like to learn more, please contact sales@sonar.software or call us at (702) 447-1247. We also have a couple of setup videos available on Sonar Casts, which many more coming soon.