Via Takes the Network to the Cloud with Zero-Trust NaaS

Via is a New York-based company that is changing the way people get around cities by building a Ride Sharing platform. Via is on-demand transit on a mass scale; it's smart transportation that’s friendly to our planet. The company operates its own shared ride service in New York, Chicago, Washington DC, London, Berlin and Amsterdam. Via licenses its technology to companies building transit systems in Paris, Sydney, and Tokyo, and is expanding rapidly to other locations around the world.

The Challenge

Via takes the same innovative approach to IT as it does to ride-sharing. The company is completely cloud-native and has a widely distributed workforce with more than 400 employees and contractors including developers, DevOps, data analysts, sales reps, customer success, support and QA. Rather than build a legacy-style site-based WAN, Via’s tech team provided users with direct access to cloud resources using OpenVPN. Their vision was a zero-trust, user-centric network security architecture that would be enforced consistently whether users were at the office or on the road.

  • Segmenting and securing access
  • Complex onboarding

The Solution

Via’s team deployed Meta NaaS™ (Network-as-a-Service) as the secure platform for managing access to their cloud infrastructure.

  • Always-On User Experience for Employees
  • Browser-Based User Experience for Customers
  • Identity-Based Access Policies
  • Software-Defined Perimeter
  • Cloud-Native Network

The Results

  • Enhanced security
  • Rapid customer onboarding
  • Efficient, simplified cloud network management

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