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 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 Public Sector

Due to restrained budgets, lack of collaboration, and process delays, government agencies in federal, state, and city municipal need a secure, cost-efficient network solution to speed IT transformation.

In addition, advances in digital society demands are compelling government agencies to reinvent their operations for streamlining workflows, improving the quality of citizen services, and achieving long-term cost savings.

Agencies are now modernizing their IT stack by:

  • Transitioning to multi-cloud and hybrid cloud environments is helping consolidate applications and workflows to optimize remote working construct, eliminate server management concerns, and in turn save considerable time and money
  • Automating internal operations is helping standardize repetitive, time-consuming, and complex processes, saving 50% of operational costs and hours of extensive manual labor. Ex: mailroom and accounts payable process automation
  • Managing secure and efficient data transfers that allow for seamless citizen interactions across all digital channels, thus deriving crucial insights from their behavioral patterns

Agencies are also making smarter decisions by:

  • Leveraging data analytics and API platforms that are helping distribute offerings across third parties to engage private partners and NGOs
  • Enriching the end-user experience by understanding a user’s context and applying role-based access controls to their journey
  • Building smarter and faster connected cities with a centralized network that can help effectively monitor, operate, and manage public infrastructure

Reducing Inefficiencies and Enabling Compliance

While the new digital technologies have brought about exciting growth opportunities for the public sector, lack of a supporting network infrastructure is stifling progress and draining efficiency.

WANs are an integral part of a government agency’s communications, as applications and services are dependent upon them.

Today’s WANs need to be flexible, as they support discrete network architectures, including data traffic and wireless network traffic. Network connections need to support the objectives and mobile strategies of government agencies while ensuring customer data is kept secure, confidential, and compliant. The WAN also needs to be performing optimally to maintain the quality of user experience.

Sadly, legacy WAN inefficiencies are growing by the day, unable to keep up with new technologies, changing consumer demands, creating massive performance and security bottlenecks.

Run primarily on bandwidth-limited, expensive MPLS private circuits, legacy WAN is falling short of meeting the needs of bandwidth-hungry cloud, AI, IoT, and Big Data applications. As more applications are deployed, the hub-and-spoke architecture with data center backhauling is delaying application access, slowing down processes, and leaving users frustrated.

With remote access and extensive cloud usage, the risk of cyberattacks is also increasing, and legacy WAN network with siloed security systems is incapable of securing confidential, critical assets and resources hosted on the cloud. Further, the complexity of legacy WAN’s hardware-centric architecture makes network management and new branch deployment an endless struggle, taking as long as three to six months, awfully slowing down time-to-market. Lastly, the legacy WAN network is no longer able to keep up with federal and state compliance requirements for security and privacy of data.

Modernizing the Network with Secure SD-WAN

In the pursuit of a modern networking solution that can help keep up with technology-enabled, new-age service models, government agencies 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.

Secure SD-WAN makes applications run faster, safer, and more reliably. It delivers consistent and highest quality of experience for all application users irrespective of their location. Secure SD-WAN offers government agencies the freedom to adopt the application delivery infrastructure that best fits their work construct, without sacrificing performance, security, reliability, or control.

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. In doing so, it ensures continuous network availability and uninterrupted access to bandwidth-intensive applications hosted on the cloud. Secure SD-WAN’s multiple transport link resilience also 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 its 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 improving 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, the IT team can deploy patches, roll out policy updates across all office branches from a single central orchestrator in one-go. Secure SD-WAN also offers deep granular visibility into applications, devices, and users to immediately detect and fix anomalies. With a cloud-based Secure SD-WAN, government agencies can effortlessly manage their complex networks, 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 helps save substantial operational costs.

Secure Connectivity

Secure SD-WAN ’s segmentation enables IT to securely consolidate disparate physical environments into a single network. Doing so helps isolate and prioritize mission-critical traffic from the regular traffic for robust security and better user experience. 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 government agencies to steer away from data center backhauling of cloud traffic, and instead directly access cloud data and applications, without fearing security risks.