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.

Secure SD-WAN for Engineering and Construction


Engineering and construction organizations have an ever-changing nature of the construction projects, rough work conditions, and legions of people involved—suppliers, contractors, on-site managers, and construction workers—that make it difficult to adapt new tools and processes that can be reused in future projects.

Nonetheless, engineering and construction organizations need the operational and logistical visibility and performance to be able to quickly and accurately complete projects. An increasing number of engineering and construction organizations are implementing new digital strategies to foster better collaboration, streamline labor workflows, accelerate project lifecycle, improve customer satisfaction, and achieve greater financial outcomes.

Engineering and Construction firms benefit from:

  • Cloud-hosted collaboration tools are helping connect all teams in real-time, eliminating errors, improving quality, and speeding up the project
  • IoT that are helping unify disparate workflows to improve operational efficiency
  • Building Information Modeling (BIM) which is eliminating the complexity of generative design through visual simulations, enabling accurate and reliable project planning and execution
  • Automation that helps reduce the need for human intervention in mammoth, risky construction activities
  • Analytics which are needed for providing insight into everyday processes, thereby providing workforce with better control over project lifecycle

Moving Away from Costly and Complex Infrastructure

While technological innovations have brought about extraordinary cost and efficiency benefits, they are also introducing significant management, performance, and security challenges due to the lack of a supporting network infrastructure.

Applications such as CAD, GIS, BIM, and other engineering tools represent some of the most bandwidth exhausting applications going over the WAN. Run primarily on bandwidth-limited, expensive MPLS private circuits, legacy WAN simply cannot accommodate the needs of these advanced applications. As more applications are deployed, and new cloud platforms are adopted, the hub-and-spoke architecture with data center backhauling is delaying application access, slowing down performance, and affecting user productivity.

With increased remote access and extensive cloud usage, the risk of cyberattacks is also growing, and legacy WAN network with siloed security systems is incapable of securing design assets and resources hosted on the cloud. Further, the complexity and poor visibility of legacy WAN’s hardware-centric architecture makes network management an endless struggle, besides the long stretched new branch deployments that take roughly three to six months, awfully slowing down time-to-market.

Increase Reliability and Collaboration with Secure SD-WAN


In the pursuit of a modern networking solution that can help keep up with technology-enabled, new-age business models, engineering and construction firms are now turning to Secure SD-WAN. The cost, time, and complexity of ripping out existing network infrastructure is not necessary. An SD-WAN overlay can be cost-effective and deployed quickly, working in conjunction with legacy infrastructure.

Large-scale organizations are increasingly preferring software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) over traditional WAN solutions. It provides performance, security, and scalability across platforms. With the emergence of edge and cloud networks, data centers are no longer the single control point for business applications. With the rise of big data and the cloud-based applications, SD-WAN is fast becoming critical to construction and engineering operations.


Always Available Network

Secure SD-WAN offers the ability to aggregate multiple connections of any type, such as MPLS, broadband, wireless 4G, and LTE. By leveraging all available bandwidth, Secure SD-WAN makes the network agile enough to support more traffic volumes, and changing bandwidth demands. Doing so ensures continuous network availability and uninterrupted access to bandwidth-intensive cloud applications. Secure SD-WAN’s multiple transport link resilience further helps significantly cut down MPLS driven bandwidth costs.

High Application Performance

Secure SD-WAN architecture embeds application intelligence, enabling deep packet inspection by the network, beyond source and destination. It intelligently prioritizes application traffic based on business-intent policies and automatically directs them across the ideal transport route. This helps ensure mission-critical applications are always running smoothly, even during network outages, further improving application reliability and quality of experience. It also enables IT to spend less time dealing with network complexities and have more time and focus applied to business applications and services.

Centralized Management and Control

With centralized management and control, Secure SD-WAN dramatically simplifies WAN deployment and monitoring. Using simple, template-driven workflows, it eliminates tedious, error-prone configurations. With zero-touch deployment, IT can deploy patches, roll out policy updates, and strictly adhere to regulatory mandates across all branch locations from a single central orchestrator in one-go. Secure SD-WAN also offers deep granular visibility into applications, devices, and users to detect and fix any anomalies immediately. With a cloud-based Secure SD-WAN, construction and engineering organizations can quickly propagate or integrate new remote branches (in less than a month!), and simply plug-in to instantly connect to cloud services. By eliminating the need for manual visits to each branch site, Secure SD-WAN also saves substantial operational costs.

Secure Connectivity

Secure SD-WAN ’s segmentation enables IT to securely consolidate disparate physical environments into a single network. In doing so, they can classify applications based on business-intent and isolate confidential data traffic from the regular corporate traffic for higher security and better regulatory compliance. Additionally, Secure SD-WAN also integrates end-to-end multi-layer security with best-of-breed features such as next-gen firewall, encryption, contextual awareness, and more. These deeper security capabilities allow construction and engineering organizations to steer away from data center backhauling of cloud traffic, and instead directly access cloud data and applications, without fearing security risks.