Secure SD-WAN seamlessly combines Internet, LTE, and broadband alongside MPLS to provide flexible hybrid and multi-cloud connectivity at a lower cost than traditional MPLS. It is achieved through application-aware routing and WAN optimization.
SD-WAN and Versa Network
Versa Networks offers an SD-WAN powered by its software and on commodity hardware. Its SD-WAN features include:
- A zero-touch provisioning capability.
- A flexible architecture for direct and optimized cloud access.
- A single-pane-of-glass for robust administration.
- Multiple security capabilities like next-generation firewalls and secure web gateways.
Its WAN optimization and performance features are designed to improve application performance across the enterprise WAN. The platform also supports multiple topologies such as full mesh, partial mesh, and hub-and-spoke. Its real-time traffic analytics allow the system to identify applications, and its integrated security features ensure granular policies are applied to all traffic.
As a result, businesses can expect to improve their data security and performance significantly. The solution is designed to help reduce bandwidth consumption by routing only the most critical traffic. In addition, it can be used to mitigate DDoS attacks and other threats. Its scalable advanced routing allows it to handle large amounts of traffic without losing data.
It also allows businesses to implement a hybrid WAN. It is an excellent option for businesses that want to simultaneously use private broadband networks and public internet connections. This way, businesses can ensure the fastest and most reliable connection for their data.
Multi-cloud support allows companies to connect to their cloud services through multiple connectivity points. It means they can deliver access to employees, customers, and partners no matter where they are located. This flexibility benefits multinational companies with branch locations in different parts of the world. Lastly, SD-WAN supports multi-tenancy, which helps to streamline deployment and maintenance processes for MSPs.
Secure SD-WAN enables enterprises to reimagine their WAN and branch office networks by deploying high-performance, cost-effective Internet alternatives and providing secure, reliable connectivity to cloud applications. SD-WAN intelligently routes traffic across multiple network links based on business policy and SLAs through application-aware routing. In the enterprise data center, traffic to Oracle business applications can be routed over MPLS. In contrast, access to cloud applications can be optimized for better performance and lower costs through a secure Internet connection.
Using the Versa Networks operating system, the Secure SD-WAN directs digital traffic with granular visibility into devices, users, systems, and applications. This feature allows for real-time reports, audits, and forecasts, providing valuable insights to make informed decisions for improved operational efficiency. The solution also enables a more resilient and redundant WAN environment by optimizing priority bandwidth, improving application user experience with less jitter and packet loss, and reducing costs with fewer trips over expensive MPLS connections.
In addition to the full suite of SD-WAN capabilities, Secure SD-WAN integrates next-generation firewall and unified threat management (UTM) into one unified software platform. Organizations can achieve complete integrated security functions, including malware protection, lateral movement detection, advanced threat analytics, and content filtering in a single solution.
This complete integration allows service providers to offer managed security services for remote workers and multi-cloud apps, all integrated into a single uCPE-based platform. This platform has been designed to ensure scalability, security, and effortless deployment and management. That makes it an excellent choice for MSPs looking to deliver the benefits of Secure SD-WAN to their customers with a zero-touch deployment.
The security capabilities of Secure SD-WAN provide comprehensive and unified protection, connectivity, and visibility at the network edge for both on-premises and multi-cloud applications. It delivers secure, scalable, and reliable enterprise-wide networking, increasing multi-cloud application performance while dramatically driving down costs (CapEx and OpEx).
Secure Cloud IP software platform provides easy integration with leading third-party security functions such as anti-virus/antimalware, firewall, IPS/IDS, carrier-grade NAT, DLP, ZTNA, and more. Its integrated NGFW and UTM capabilities address growing threat exposure at the branch network while delivering a converged solution that reduces infrastructure complexity and enables cost savings by eliminating the need for separate security stacks.
In addition, multi-cloud extensibility enables customers to leverage commodity Internet links for direct cloud and branch office connectivity. Its WAN optimization, QoS, intelligent routing, and multi-vendor unified management enable a seamless transition to a hybrid or multi-cloud network.
Work-from-anywhere deployments require robust and scalable solutions to meet business requirements for performance and security. Work-from-anywhere capabilities include secure SD-WAN, advanced routing, and scalable LTE and Wi-Fi. It also delivers comprehensive, unified security with a single pane of glass for visibility and analytics.
The unified SASE software platform delivers automation and orchestration for WAN edge functions, including routing, network security, and prioritization. Its user and support portals, mobile app, and granular controls for WAN and site status deliver a simplified, secure experience. And speed ups the Mean-time-to-Detection and Mean-time-to-Repair. It also provides a centralized and unified view of all network data, metrics, and alerts to simplify the aggregation and analysis of critical information. This unified data enables more proactive troubleshooting and detection of issues. It is a crucial component of achieving business agility and lowering total cost-of-ownership.
Zero-Touch Provisioning (ZTP) is an automated software feature that automatically configures hardware devices, reducing manual configuration and deployment time. ZTP is used to deploy routers, switches, and other network infrastructure devices. When an IT administrator plugs a new switch or router into the network, the device will request and download the configured image and configuration from a DHCP server. It will then automatically connect to the network and begin serving traffic.
It makes deploying and upgrading branch office equipment simpler than ever before. Using ZTP, administrators can quickly deploy a complete routing, security, SD-WAN, and orchestration solution without worrying about configuring and connecting multiple individual appliances. Companies can improve their WAN performance, application availability, and security without installing complex networking solutions in each branch.
In addition to zero-touch provisioning, Versa Network offers advanced security features for the WAN. It includes a next-generation firewall and CASB that protects against malware and other threats, enabling businesses to connect to the internet safely and secure data in the cloud. It is vital for many businesses, especially as the internet becomes increasingly essential for business applications.
SD-WAN and WAN security functionality is powered by their market-leading operating system, which offers the latest in application intelligence and simplifies network management at the edge of the enterprise. The system can be deployed on various white box hardware platforms. It allows businesses to minimize appliance and software sprawl in the branch office by combining routing, SD-WAN, and security functions on a single device.
An open approach to networking and security simplifies the modern network. Their unified software platform performs all the key capabilities that once required multiple single-function appliances, delivering greater agility and performance at lower cost with centralized management.
It is built with security baked right in and certified by NSS and ICSA Labs. This delivers a full spectrum of services, including NGFW, CASB, IPSec VPN, DNS security, application identification, and granular control over Wi-Fi, LTE, and WAN traffic. It also enables a more simplified execution of a defense-in-depth strategy. And Providing the flexibility to use best-of-breed third-party security devices with the system. The comprehensive solution combines network and security to securely connect branches, teleworkers, and users to applications over commodity Internet links, reducing costs while improving reliability and quality of service. For service providers, NFV and SDN-based architecture enables them to deliver agile and profitable managed services. That will transform their customers’ branch and remote access networks. Their scalable, flexible, and cost-effective solutions leverage the power of Intel-based hardware and NFV to offer flexibility, scale, and ease of deployment. They also provide operational benefits such as zero-touch activation and management, policy-based visibility and control, and WAN optimization.
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