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.
Contextual Visibility: WAN-Security Monitoring
Gartner estimates that the average cost of network downtime is around $5,600 p/minute, which extrapolates to well over $300K p/hour. A fairly scary number, we have to admit. And to scare you further, here is a video we dug out about the massive business impact of a downtime.
IT leaders and CIOs acknowledge the importance of constant network monitoring and a more centralized approach to network management and monitoring. As a result, most enterprises will also boast of a network management and monitoring tool in place.
However, as digital transformations and disruptive technologies like cloud and IoT become more pervasive, the enterprise network environment has become even more complex and complicated than ever before. Managing, monitoring and securing the enterprise WAN, across branch/remote offices, multiple products, global transport hubs, Clouds and OS have become equally complicated, beyond the realms of the capabilities of off-the-shelf tools.
That is why, an integrated, centralized approach to the contextual visibility of WAN and branch security is indispensable for the contemporary digital enterprise.
Highly granular visibility to WAN performance and risk
As enterprise networks keep getting more complex, IT leaders need to find a solution that is tightly integrated and woven deeply within the fabric of the network itself. A comprehensive all-suite solution would ideally be designed in a way, such that each component tightly integrates with the next, which provides a network with fewer feature gaps.
A holistic network monitoring and management system needs to be tightly integrated with network functions and key components like network security. This inevitably gives network administrators a single pane of glass from which to manage the entire enterprise WAN.
As compared to an add-on tool for monitoring, a unified approach to network monitoring and management provides an easier and better way to configure and deploy end-to-end products. Moreover, as compared to add-on tools, an integrated approach eliminates the need for administrators to manually update and/or replace features to keep pace with the latest technology developments, pay for extra licensing cost and renewals, and manage SLAs with multiple vendors – all of which can be a time consuming and tedious task for an already overburdened IT team.
Most importantly, an integrated tool ensures that network admin teams spend less time worrying about the interoperability of various network components.
What are the key features a WAN monitoring application should include?
Versa Director Provides a Comprehensive Solution
Versa Director is a component of Versa’s Secure Cloud IP Platform offering. Versa Director provides the essential management, monitoring and orchestration capabilities needed to deliver Versa’s software-defined network and security services. This central portal simplifies and automates the creation, delivery, management and operations of SD-WAN, SD-Security, SD-Branch services of the Versa Secure Cloud IP software platform.
To sum up, a context-aware tool/portal for network management and monitoring like Versa Director simplifies the arduous task of overseeing networks that extend through multiple environments all the while keeping complexity and cost low. IT teams gain a better understanding and control over the enterprise WAN and ensure seamless service delivery, and significantly lower downtime or time is taken to resolve network issues and strengthen security.
Gartner 2020 Magic Quadrant report analyzes the various vendors in the WAN edge market and Versa is positioned as a Leader.