Arista will soon roll out a \u00a0cloud-based package of edge networking and security services for small to medium sized businesses that have limited IT management resources.\nArista\u2019s Cognitive Unified Edge (CUE) service is a turnkey package of new and existing Arista network and security gear that can be installed on a customer site and be controlled via a single dashboard on by the company\u2019s core CloudVision management platform.\u00a0\n\nCloudVision provides wired and wireless visibility, automation, orchestration, provisioning, telemetry, and analytics across the data center, campus, and IoT devices on edge networks. CloudVision\u2019s network information can be utilized by Arista networking partners such as VMware and Microsoft.\n\n\u201cWith CUE we are not targeting the typical Arista customer who has a big data center and a large IT staff and devops, rather we are targeting the customer that\u2019s looking for something much more turnkey, much more integrated,\u201d said \u00a0Jeff Raymond, vice president of Arista \u00a0EOS Software and Services.\u00a0 \u201cThese customers either don\u2019t have a full IT staff or if they do they wear many different tasks, not just networking. And so they\u2019re looking for something that simple to deploy and simple to operate and is tightly integrated.\u201d\nAside from the CloudVision, CUE can include a number of new Arista networking components as needed. For example, a new family of firewalls\u2014Edge Threat Management Q Series\u2014can be ordered with CUE.\u00a0 The Q series comes in six flavors and supports redundant power supplies, PoE, NVME SSD storage, and LTE backup.\n\u201cThe firewalls include all manner of security features including intrusion prevention, virus blocking and threat prevention all designed to be deployed typically in a small or branch office,\u201d said Heather Paunet Director of Commercial Marketing with Arista.\nThe firewall provides reports allowing an administrator to drill down into exactly what\u2019s happened on the network over any time period. It comes with over 200 standard reports that can be customized and pinned to appropriate dashboards, Paunet \u00a0said.\nA new small switch can also be included in CUE.\u00a0 The 1RU Arista 710P Compact Switch features 12 or 16 ports that can be configured to support a variety of 10\/100\/1000BASE-T or 1\/10 GbE connectivity. The \u00a0710 runs EOS, Arista\u2019s standard operating system.\nA range of existing Arista WiFi 5\/6 and 6E indoor and outdoor access points is also available with CUE.\nArista envisions three uses cases for CUE\u2014very small single sites with 25-100 employees, distributed branch offices with about 500 workers, and larger distributed cloud environments. \u00a0\nArista CUE will be available from Arista channel and commercial channel partners in Q2, with early availability in April.