What is SASE?
Secure Access Service Edge, or SASE, is an emerging cybersecurity concept. In this video, you understand how the key capabilities of SASE address the demands of growing network sprawl and the challenges of digitally transforming your business.
Versa has made it simple for organizations to offer Secure SD-WAN for Work-From-Home users on home appliances or working from anywhere
A large, publicly traded energy company operating in all areas of the oil and gas industry has dramatically simplified their network stack and realized huge cost savings with Versa SASE.
EMA evaluates the different SASE vendors and their approaches to architecture, go-to-market, and support for their cloud-delivered and hybrid services.
Learn about the Versa Secure SD-WAN solution in a high-level, one minute overview.
SASE is the simplest, most scalable way to continuously secure and connect the millions points of access in and out of the corporate resources regardless of location
WANs (Wide Area Networks) allow companies to extend their computer networks to be able to connect
In addition, WANs face operational challenges
, including network congestion, delay variation, packet loss, and sometimes service outages. UCaaS applications such
The analytics solution in a true SD-WAN provides visibility beyond just SD-WAN monitoring. For example, holistic visibility at network applications and security is needed. Visibility plays an important role since day-to-day monitoring is crucial in understanding the ongoing operational impact of SD-WAN. Visibility also enables critical performance levels to be monitored as deployments are scaled out. Your analytics solution should provide the following:
A Secure SD-WAN network may have thousands of edge devices (CPEs) in various deployment topologies like full-mesh, hub and spoke, partial mesh, or spoke-hub-hub-spoke. These edge devices will have several services running on them such as SD-WAN, NextGen Firewall, Unified Threat Management, Routing, CGNAT, WAN Optimization, Switching, and more. For these devices and traffic flowing through your network, a centralized analytics and management platform will provide end-to-end visibility and control at the user, application, network, and security level.
To achieve visibility, the analytics platform needs to be able to collect data from multiple edge devices and services. Large volumes of data are streamed to the central analytics solution where the data needs to be processed, requiring resources. In order to compute all the data, the analytics platform needs to be high performance, scalable, and reliable with dedicated memory and storage resources. If the analytics platform software is not designed correctly, organizations can easily be saddled with unforeseen costs. A correctly designed analytics platform can greatly increase cost efficiency by offering the following:
When leveraging a well-designed analytics solution, customers can successfully obtain the scale and costs efficiencies they need without losing any important insights that are critical to their business. Flexible configuration and deployment options allow customers to get higher and more granular visibility custom-tailored to their specific business needs. A true SD-WAN solution should always have a well-designed analytics platform, and together, the result will yield visibility and control as well as a dramatic increase in cost efficiencies.
Gartner 2020 Magic Quadrant report analyzes the various vendors in the WAN edge market and Versa is positioned as a Leader.