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.
So, with the default configuration with minor LAN and NGFW customizations, what was I capable of using now at my home office?
Now moving from the default was my next step to turn some other advanced features on. Specifically, I wanted to use Traffic Replication across my multi-link WAN for Zoom, VOIP and RingCentral. So, using the mobile application I enabled Replication for the Real Time category by simply clicking a box. I next did the same for the AWS cloud gateway I setup along with ensuring it was advertising itself as the next hop for Zoom and RingCentral across the Secure SD-WAN fabric. Why you ask did I do this?
Well I wanted to ensure I presented a single IP as the egress to these services and also be able to suffer a link or provider outage at my home and still be on a Video Conference call and have no one notice 😉 It also does wonders in demos where I can pull a link live during a Demo and instantly show:
Another reason I do this is to show the end-to-end Application QOS with SLA based traffic steering as well. To do this I will initiate any large volume file transfers between a test site and my home office while on a demo or training session. This is to show the immediate throttling of non-Real time traffic and prioritization of Real Time traffic during heavy session or bandwidth usage across not only DIA (doing public IPERF/SpeedTest) but also SD-WAN fabric.
So, beyond the ease of configuration and auto-configuration of arguably complex features, I now have incredible visibility and analytics not only in the palm of hand [mobile app] but also within the dashboard. The Versa Titan service provides 3 levels of visibility:
So not only did I spend very little time in getting a Secure SD-WAN up and running but I have the visibility and monitoring to see what was on my network, how it was performing and even have deep logging and outputs of any threats that are being seen.
Since the beginning when I started on this journey, I have of course modified the architecture as the broader pre-sales team has expanded [other WFH users]. Now each of us on the team have an always-on VPN to access our critical work services, reliable traffic steering for our collaboration and communication tools while also segmenting our work services and traffic from our personal devices on the same CPE appliances we have all deployed.
The result has been that I have never been disconnected from corporate resources, rarely had issues with any voice and video conferencing and can provide a seamless experience for my work traffic and family internet usage without compromise. Moving forward I am excited to be able to configure more granular rule sets through the Versa Titan interface, setup some 3rd party VPN connections, deploy some Dual-LTE appliances and perhaps even deploy an HA (High availability) Active-Active pair at the home office just for kicks using the Versa Titan service and experience
Whether using the Versa Titan Secure SD-WAN cloud service for your corporate branch offices or your remote office workforce, you can reliably deploy:
Secure SD-WAN with full control to provide a better and secure business experience for all your IT organization and users.
Now for your viewing pleasure, a few screen grabs to show some of the ease of configuration, the interface and visibility that the team is using in our broader efforts.
Gartner 2020 Magic Quadrant report analyzes the various vendors in the WAN edge market and Versa is positioned as a Leader.