Sanctum Networks

Delivering a fully programmable control plane solution
for your software defined enterprise

About Sanctum

Sanctum Networks is a technology led company delivering innovation and engineering excellence. Our core focus is providing solutions to the Enterprise, CDN and Service Provider through the development and implementation of next generation applications, in the domains of Cloud Computing, Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV).

Our expertise blends cutting edge engineering abilities and deep customer understanding essential to delivering world class networking products and solutions. Our engineering teams comprise a unique skills and knowledge portfolio ranging from X86 multi-core processers, PowerPC to decades of Linux and NetBSD operating systems and application development. We take pride in being pioneers of building the worlds first SDN Stack on a Multicore platform to drive the next gen of networks.

Our product Jupiter

An easily deployable and highly secure SDN based solution for the Enterprise, Service Provider or Content Delivery Network (CDN) looking to reduce network complexity, improve efficiency and reduce operating costs while differentiating themselves through improved customer experience.

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Key product features

Solution Architecture

Jupiter is a resilient, highly secure routing and orchestration application based on OpenFlow architecture which has been specifically architected to enable the enterprise and service provider to optimize their networks for voice, video and unified communications. Jupiter provides you with full visibility of your entire network topology through a control plane design, which unlike traditional SDN deployments, is both centralised as well as being fully distributed, using a Distributed SDN Agent, an intelligent light weight routing engine dispatched to any Openflow enabled switch, server or NIC. Jupiter removes network complexity and ensures maximum QoS (Quality of Service) with real time programming of routes both within and between domains. The control plane is built on industry-standards with the benefit of removing the burden of vendor lock-in. Jupiter provides you with the tools and feature-rich API’s to empower you to tailor SDN applications and to define your own policies, rules, and optimisations for the network. It integrates with public and private cloud configurations and reduces the provisioning time of application aware services to minutes instead of weeks delivering real operational cost savings. An intuitive web based dashboard enables you to quickly and seamlessly implement adds, moves and changes to your network while combining programmatic network control with network state awareness to provide SLA (Service Level Agreement) assurance.

Real-time network topology visibility provides the performance input required to make intelligent, SDN-enabled routing decisions. Our programmable and standards-based platform gives a unified view of the entire topology from data center core to edge and provides a unified glass pane to introduce and apply applications where necessary.

Jupiter's real uniqueness and true value is in its ability to distribute itself as a virtual SDN controller to localize control points in the network. Built specifically to understand the affinities that exist between Data Centre resources, Jupiter offers a unified user interface that integrates complete work flows from definition to topology discovery and virtual appliance/application provisioning.

Sanctum Networks helps service providers and DC operators to deliver and control SLA assurance and traffic engineering through a deeply granular core-to-edge QoS visibility and optimization.

As services become more dynamic and evolve towards SDN architectures Jupiter helps controllers and virtual network functions to dynamically program and adapt themselves to a per flow level of control.

Some key issues Jupiter can resolve to support the next gen data centres include:

  • Network Connectivity : At the core of Jupiter is a sophisticated routing engine with full support of IPv4 and IPv6 dynamic routing protocols (BGP Multipath, OSPF, RIP, Multicast) and multiple tunneling protocols.
  • Firewall Protection : Features IPv4/IPv6 stateful packet inspection to intercept and inspect network activity and protect critical data. virtual firewalls with capabilities that include stateful failover, zone- and time-based firewalling, and peer-to-peer filtering.
  • IPv6 Compatibility : Software-based routing and security solution with proven IPv6 functionality and interoperability, ensuring a simplified migration path from IPv4 to IPv6 and a future-proof investment.
  • Administration and Authentication : Managed through a familiar network-centric Command Line Interface (CLI), a Web-based GUI, or external management systems using the Jupiter Remote Access API. Radius support planned.
  • Monitoring and Reporting : Complete logging and diagnostics information that can be monitored using industry-standard toolssuch as SNMP, Wireshark.
  • Secure Connectivity : Organizations can establish secure site-to-site VPN tunnels with a standards-based IPsec VPN between two or more Jupiters or any IPsec VPN gateway. Jupiter also provides network access to remote users via SSL-based OpenVPN functionality with a dynamic client installation for multiple operating systems (OS’s). In addition, they support Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN) and the ability to represent policy-based IPsec tunnels as virtual interfaces (Virtual Tunnel Interface, or VTI).
  • Traffic Management : Provide a wide variety of QoS-queuing mechanisms that can be applied to inbound and outbound traffic for identifying and prioritizing applications and traffic flows.
  • High Availability : Mission-critical networks can deploy Jupiter for high availability and system redundancy.

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Explore our Careers

Test and Integration Engineer

Posted on: Apr 01, 2015

As a member of the Testing team, you will be responsible for complete white box and integration testing of the product. This position requires close working with development team and working knowledge of shell and Python programming

Responsibilities include:
  • Develop test cases and be able to use tools like JIRA and Selenium
  • Collaborate with Design and development teams to investigate and resolve deployment and integration issues
  • 3-5 years experience debugging and troubleshooting skills in a multi-tiered environment/platform
  • Good knowledge of software testing methodologies
  • A Bachelors of Computer Science or Computer Engineering degree or equivalent.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal/team skills
  • Demonstrable complex problem solving skills
  • Strong analytical and logical ability
  • Excellent hands on Linux/Unix knowledge
  • Hands-on experience in network operations is major plus

Senior/Intermediate Software Engineer

Posted on: Apr 01, 2015

As a part of the Sanctum Networks development team, you will majorly participate and contribute to the programming and debugging aspects of the product cycle. A strong sense of Networking and protocol knowledge is a must for this role with emphasis on Switching and Routing principles, OpenFlow and virtulaization technologies.

General Skills:
  • 7+ years’ software development experience in a product development environment
  • Computer Science University degree
  • Experience working as an individual contributor in small and medium-sized companies
  • Excellent knowledge of Switching and Routing Protocols
  • Ability to apply OpenFlow and Virtualization principles to legacy protocols
  • Debugging and troubleshooting skills in a L1-L3 networking product environment
  • Experience building Routing Applications
Specific and desired skills:
  • Excellent command on Linux and basic functional knowledge of any BSD operating system
  • Experience with databases (Cassandra,MongoDB,Redis)
  • Exposure to OpenStack/Cloudstack/Opennebula
  • Working knowledge of Routing Protocols such as BIRD or Quagga
  • Working Knowledge of Hypervisors/KVM/Xen
  • Security: user authentication and authorization , protocols: SSL, SSH, encryption
  • Working knowledge of telecom networking equipment, protocols and interfaces

Software Developer

Posted on: Apr 05, 2015

As a part of the development team, this position will be responsible for developing various network applications and integration into Sanctum's SDN controller architecture.

  • Participate in design, implementation plans
  • Working on a wide range of Switch and Router platforms and simulators to deliver your software
  • Developing efficient code to meet demanding quality requirements
General Skills & Experience:
  • 4 to 6 years software development experience in a product development environment
  • University degree in computer science
  • Object Oriented design and programming
  • Debugging and troubleshooting skills
  • Unix/Linux skills
Specific and desired skills:
  • Java and Python programming experience including API knowledge
  • Experience with interfaces and protocols such as: CLI, SNMP, TL-1, XML, SOAP, HTTP/HTTPS, FTP/FTPS/SFTP
  • Telecom Network Equipment knowledge such as IP Routers, Ethernet Switches, VoIP, MPLS, DWDM
  • Security protocol knowledge: (SSL, SSH, RADIUS, public-key encryption, etc), user authentication and authorization (LDAP)
Interested Candidates may send your resume as an attachment (a MS Word *.doc or Adobe *.PDF file is preferred) to this email address.

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Sanctum Networks Ltd
2-4 Crag Avenue Business Park
Clondalkin Industrial Estate
Dublin 22
Tel: +353 (0) 14673330


Sanctum Networks Pvt Ltd
#555 Axis Padegal
3rd floor 9th cross
JP Nagar 3rd Phase
Bangalore - 560078
Tel: +91 (80) 2658-0180


Sanctum Networks Ltd
800 West El Camino Real
Suite 180
Mountain View
California 94040
Tel: (650) 943-2495
Fax: (650) 962-1188