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

Futuriom outlines the market trends for SD-WAN in their June 2020 report and provides their predictions for growth and change in the space.

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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

Gartner 2020 Magic Quadrant report analyzes the various vendors in the WAN edge market and Versa is positioned as a Leader.

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.

SD-WAN Optimizes the Hybrid WAN

A hybrid WAN is comprised of two different network connections carrying traffic between branches, data centers, and clouds.

These two different network connections are represented by various combinations of connections, like an MPLS circuit and a broadband connection; two separate broadband connections from different carriers; or a broadband and a cellular connection. Hybrid WANs provide additional resiliency and reliability, as they can be active/active, rather than active/passive.

SD-WAN adds intelligence to a traditional hybrid WAN.

A hybrid WAN has very little operational intelligence, directing traffic over the same route each time, and only using a different path if the primary path is no longer available. But when SD-WAN manages the hybrid WAN, traffic can be highly manipulated and controlled to ensure the right traffic flows over the best connections at all times. This control is based on business priorities, dynamically changing network conditions and diverse application requirements. Multiple connections of any type are virtualized through a software overlay that leverages the entire aggregated bandwidth and orchestrates it with highly granular and automated policy-based control.

SD-WAN adds bandwidth efficiencies to the hybrid WAN.

SD-WAN also provides more efficient use of bandwidth by directing traffic to the most appropriate connection. For example, a company that has a hybrid WAN with MPLS and broadband circuits, and branch offices accessing cloud apps, like Microsoft Office 365, can send that traffic directly to the Office 365 portal. The company no longer needs to unnecessarily route cloud-based traffic through the corporate data center first, potentially causing latency and data loss. This keeps the expensive MPLS connection free for other mission-critical business applications.

SD-WAN architecture embeds application intelligence, enabling deep packet inspection by the network, beyond source and destination. It understands the application requirements and the context associated with the applications and delivers fast, reliable, and secure application delivery, regardless of network conditions. SD-WAN architecture enables an optimal user experience.

SD-WAN Adds Control to the Hybrid WAN


SD-WAN understands individual application SLA requirements and translates them using policies to which the network must adhere. This provides proactive network and application experience monitoring, ensuring optimal traffic delivery and a quality user experience (QoE) – whether on-premises, private/public cloud, or SaaS.

SD-WAN simplifies the cumbersome secure tunnels associated with traditional hybrid WANs for branch connectivity. It also provides a central controller where the operational intelligence resides.

An automated policy-based framework is propagated through unified control and management, all from a single-pane-of-glass interface. This gives IT the zero-touch deployment they need to simplify connectivity for distributed offices, and the monitoring and distribution of all network and security policies to branches throughout the entire enterprise WAN.

Secure SD-WAN embeds diverse network and security functionality natively, enhancing visibility. Secure SD-WAN accomplishes this by allowing IT insights into applications, devices, users, and networking, to ensure everything adheres to their business intent.