What is SD-WAN?
Learn about the capabilities you should expect to find in a full-featured SD-WAN design and how these features operate within the larger Secure SD-WAN architecture.
Futuriom outlines the market trends for SD-WAN in their June 2020 report and provides their predictions for growth and change in the space.
NTT Communications and Versa Networks provide McLaren with reliability, security, stability, and flexible management of their data traffic flows so they can set up a secure, optimized network connectivity in preparation of race weekend.
Learn about the Versa Secure SD-WAN solution in a high-level, one minute overview.
Versa Secure SD-WAN is a single software platform that offers multi-layered security and enables multi-cloud connectivity for Enterprises.
Throughout my entire career of 20+ years I predominately have been a work-from-home employee through various roles I have held. As part of #WFH the need for secure and either on-demand or constant connectivity to corporate resources is a hard requirement in order to do my job effectively.
Over the last 20+ years how, where and what I need access to have changed quite dramatically. In summary a lot of these resources are now off-net [ e.g. email, SharePoint, Skype, CRM, PRM, collaboration and communication applications [conferencing and softphone], but many are still on-net [internal wiki resources, Bugzilla, QA build servers, dedicated lab equipment to name a few]. In years past, my method of accessing resources was to launch my VPN-client on-demand when I needed to get access to any on-net resources [way back even email needed VPN to get access].
When accessing and using a VPN-client [whether IPsec or SSL] most typically all my direct-to-Internet traffic was also going across this logical connection. I was constantly enabling/disabling my client as time moved on to make my experience of accessing off-net resources [cloud] better. Yes, going through a VPN-client at times can be frustrating 😊 [slow is the key word here, though to be fair, it improved as timed moved on]
Now with a need for hybrid access to my necessary resources, I ideally needed a better way to do my work at home without constantly having to flip connections to manage my experience. 18+ months ago I decided to get fancy and deploy Versa Secure SD-WAN at my home using the Versa Titan service.
Quick high-level diagrams of my setup
So, what did I do once I decided to leverage a Versa Secure SD-WAN Appliance and Versa Secure SD-WAN using the Versa Titan service?
Well for starters, I wanted to ensure I had the following:
It’s worth mentioning that around this time Versa launched our Versa Titan Secure SD-WAN service and I was also tasked to test, market, engineer and improve feature applicability. So, what better way to help the company as well as my own needs than to be one of THE initial test deployments in a real-world scenario. Not only did I need to ensure my work needs were never impacted but I also needed to ensure I was not impacting quality of “Internet” life for the family.
I share my journey in part 2 of this 3-part series.
Gartner 2020 Magic Quadrant report analyzes the various vendors in the WAN edge market and Versa is positioned as a Leader.