The CoIP® platform is a next-generation virtual overlay network that connects and secures multicloud environments, using but not changing the underlying IP network. CoIP presents one unified security network to applications, as if all resources were deployed in a single network, managed by the enterprise. It applies to clouds and enterprise on-premise environments.
Like VoIP, CoIP is an L4/L5 session and transport layer network running on top of the IP network. Since applications run on top of CoIP, they see it as a unified L3 network. This design decouples the inter-dependency of the northbound and southbound network protocols and configurations. Endpoints on the physical layer are virtualized on the CoIP network plane. From the applications viewpoint, the endpoints are still located in the physical plane.