Named Data Networking

Operant’s SASE solution is built using Named Data Networking (NDN), which represents a fundamental paradigm shift that solves the most persistent problems in today's network communications, in particular: resiliency, security, and observability. NDN enables secure end-to-end communications without depending on the security of the underlying communication channels; data is always secured regardless of whether it is in flight or at rest.


NDN focuses on individual data packets versus traditional ‘sessions’. Each packet is named, secured, and immutable and can be delivered along any link that can deliver bits, either stored or processed by computational algorithms. This enables applications to reliably achieve data confidentiality, integrity, and availability (CIA).  Additionally, NDN brings a crucial advantage to secure networking; by enabling users and applications to express policies that define the authority of each secure certificate within the application namespace.