Full-featured SD-WAN Solution Deep Dive

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.

SD-WAN Growth Report 2020

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Versa Secure SD-WAN – Simple, Secure, and Reliable Branch to Multi-Cloud Connectivity

Versa Secure SD-WAN is a single software platform that offers multi-layered security and enables multi-cloud connectivity for Enterprises.

Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure, 2020

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Versa Networks - Explained in 1 minute

Learn about the Versa Secure SD-WAN solution in a high-level, one minute overview.

Versa Secure SD-WAN – Simple, Secure, and Reliable Branch to Multi-Cloud Connectivity

Versa Secure SD-WAN is a single software platform that offers multi-layered security and enables multi-cloud connectivity for Enterprises.

Complete Integrated Security

Available in all Versa products

Security is an intrinsic part of Versa’s software architecture.

Due to the rise of cloud-based applications, remote work, and mobile devices, the Enterprise and all its branch sites are becoming more of a point of concern where the growing attack surface can lend itself to a host of vulnerabilities from the outside.

Securing the data center and the branch offices is not easy and it doesn’t make sense to backhaul all branch traffic through a centrally deployed firewall in the data center; correspondingly, the resulting latency impacts to application performance generally frustrate both IT and the end-users.

Versa Secure SD-WAN solution was built from the ground up, fully programmable and automated, with a cloud-native architecture and with integrated security, not as just another added feature or external bolt-on service. Security is an intrinsic part of Versa’s software architecture – unlike other vendors on the market. A core element of Versa Secure SD-WAN is the ability to “software-define” security in terms of form-factor and operations (e.g. policy creation and enforcement). A software-defined security platform separates security functions from proprietary hardware, enabling the use of security functions in software running on commodity x86 servers and white box appliances.

Versa offers comprehensive security with:

Stateful Firewall - Zone-based Firewall, support Address Objects, Address Groups, Services, Geo-Location, Time-Of-Day, Rules, Policies, Zone Protection, DDoS (TCP/UDP/ICMP Flood), Syn-cookies, Port-scans, ALG support, SIP, FTP, PPTP, TFTP, ICMP, QAT support.

Application Visibility - Identifies more than 3000 applications and protocols, Supports Application groups, Application filters, Application visibility and log.

Next-Generation Firewall - Policy Match Triggers: Applications, App Filters, App Groups, URL Categories, Geo Location, Application Identity based (AppID) policy rules, Application Group and Filters, Packet Capture on AppID, IP Blacklisting, Whitelisting, Custom App-ID signatures, SSL Certificate-based protection, Expired certificates, Untrusted Cas, Unsupported cyphers and key lengths, Unsupported Versions, NSSLabs Recommended Rating.

IP Filtering - Filtering of traffic based on Geo-Location, DNS name, Reputation of Source/Destination IP Addresses – support for both IPv4 and IPv6. Automatic updates of IP Reputation database.

URL Categorization and Filtering - URL categories and reputation including customer-defined, Cloud-based lookups, Policy trigger based on URL category, URL profile (blacklist, whitelist, category reputation), Captive portal response including customer defined, Actions include block, inform, ask, justify, and override.

Anti-Virus - Network/Flow based protection with auto signature updates, HTTP, FTP, MTP, POP3, IMAP, MAPI support, 35+ file types supported (exe, dll, office, pdf & flash file types), Decompression support, Storage profile support, Auto signature updates.

IDS/IPS - Default and customer defined signatures and profiles, Versa and Snort rule formats, L7 DDoS, Layer7 Anomaly detection, Support for JavaScript attacks, Security package with incremental updates, Full incremental (daily) and real-time threat (every hour), Lateral movement detection.

Intelligent security that understands your business needs.

Versa’s software-defined security is dynamic and encompasses the contextual intelligence and awareness of users, devices, sites, circuits and clouds; enabling robust and dynamic policies to achieve a multi-layered security posture. For example, IT teams can deploy contextual network and security policies for specific users and specific devices, like anti-virus and URL-filtering, when utilizing certain site-to-site or Internet links.

In addition, all SD-WAN connectivity is based on industry standard IPsec tunnel encapsulation and all traffic is encrypted and safe. IT security teams can even set unique security policies, differentiated services or security service-chains for guest access, corporate access and partner access networks at the branch. This enables the enterprise to meet business security and compliance policies - all with a single unified software platform.